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ERIC Number: EJ898658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
To Play a Soundtrack: How Children Use Recorded Music in Their Everyday Lives
Vestad, Ingeborg Lunde
Music Education Research, v12 n3 p243-255 Sep 2010
This article looks at how children between three and six years of age use recorded music in their everyday lives. In Norway, where the project is situated, most children in this age group probably have access to CDs and/or Mp3 files, both in their family homes and pedagogical day-care facilities. Thus recorded music and the way it is used by children presumably have an impact on the children's relation to music, their musical tastes and attitudes. Linking up with the research field of children's culture and resting upon qualitative inquiry (observation and interview), a play or listening situation including four children and the soundtrack from a children's TV-series is explored. The notion of affordance serves as an important approach, allowing me to address both what the children do with the music and what the music does for, to and with the children. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway