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ERIC Number: EJ928887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
To Be Like Primrose: Understanding Tradition in a Viola Studio
Kedem, Yore
Music Education Research, v13 n2 p135-148 2011
Dealing with traditions is a central issue in music education. I investigate different perspectives on tradition by engaging in a local hermeneutic study surrounding an interpretive event from a viola studio. To understand the function of tradition in this event, I construct a theoretical perspective with roots in hermeneutics and educational philosophy. Analysing this event and the participants' reflections, the contrast between the teacher's approach and the student's view of the work brings forward their divergent understandings of interpretive tradition. To investigate these differences, I offer three lenses: negotiating aesthetic values, liberation from tradition, and understanding tradition as a noun and as a process. I conclude that there are different ways in which a musician can "be like Primrose", and become a participant in a tradition. I also suggest ways in which traditions can be explored in education. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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