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ERIC Number: EJ845419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
A Credo of Music Pedagogy
Olsson, Bengt
International Journal of Music Education, v23 n2 p121-123 2005
More people are currently experiencing and performing music than at any previous time. New technology has made it possible to both create and distribute music all over the world. However, although it is of huge importance, the role of music education is often neglected. What then is the essence of music education? Traditionally people speak of "intention to teach" and "intention to learn" as two basic premises for education, but music education is much more. Music education may reflect the cultural life of a geographical community, re-created community, or imagined community. What are the unique aspects of music education? First, music education leads to a spirit of community; second, people's abilities to distinguish between different kinds of music are developed; and, third, there is a focus on how to perform all kinds of music. Thus, music education plays a significant role in human development.
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Language: English
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