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ERIC Number: EJ952013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9484
Screen Worlds, Sound Worlds and School: A Consideration of the Potential of the Ethnomusicology of Australian Indigenous Film for Music Education
Webb, Michael; Fienberg, Thomas
Australian Journal of Music Education, n2 p30-43 2011
This article arises from the authors' belief that there is a need to develop motivating ways for students across Australia to meaningfully encounter Australian indigenous music, the breadth and richness of which is beginning to be conveyed via a diverse range of mainstream media texts. Engaging with theoretical insights from the ethnomusicology of film, specifically, by examining the notions of sound worlds and sound space, we consider ways Australian Indigenous film might be profitably employed in the classroom study of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and dance. We consider in some detail the films "Yolngu Boy" (2000) and "One Night the Moon" (2001), and suggest classroom approaches to the study of these films based on our own school experiences with them. The article demonstrates ways students might be led to develop analytical, musicological, and performance skills, in order to come to a better understanding of aspects of Australian indigenous musical cultures and Australian experience. (Contains 2 resources, 5 online resources, and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia