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ERIC Number: EJ926870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
Taking the Write Way
Giordano, Geoffrey
Teaching Music, v18 n4 p32-37 Jan 2011
Young students generally don't make up their lessons as they go along. But many music educators are encouraging just that by teaching composition alongside traditional musical concepts. Rather than simply relying on rote exercises that focus on basic musical principles and techniques, teachers are asking students to create their own music early on to gain a greater understanding of how the rudimentary elements of music work together. This article includes an interview with noted composer Lalo Schifrin wherein he discussed the connection between composition and improvisation--and what this connection can mean for music students. (Contains 7 resources and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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