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ERIC Number: EJ906215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Recovering Disembodied Spirits: Teaching Movement to Musicians
Woodard, Kathryn
British Journal of Music Education, v26 n2 p153-172 Jul 2009
Understanding physical movement is an integral part of learning to make music. This article presents the action research that the author has pursued while teaching movement to musicians. The narrative provides a theoretical underpinning for the teaching practices discussed. It provides examples of musicians' movement with analyses of the anatomical structures involved, and it discusses the influences of bodily perception on observing and learning movement (e.g. the body map). The implications of the study are to provide a somatic foundation for music education and thereby to enhance the understanding of music as embodied experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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