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Kruse, Adam J. – Music Education Research, 2018
With the aim of diversifying popular music education scholarship, this article explores the phenomenon of hip-hop musical learning as experienced by eight American hip-hop musicians who describe how as well as with whom they learned to create and perform. The study explores issues related to learning processes, social relationships, and the role…
Descriptors: Music Education, Popular Culture, Musicians, Learning Processes
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Söderman, Johan; Sernhede, Ove – Music Education Research, 2016
Since hip-hop first appeared in New York over 35 years ago, it has been associated with social activism and education. Accordingly, it is not surprising that academic institutions in universities and K-12 schools are interested in hip-hop. In this article, we will highlight the "hip-hop academisation" and map out a new direction in a…
Descriptors: Dance, Popular Culture, Music, Foreign Countries
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Kruse, Adam J. – Music Education Research, 2016
This article focuses on a hip-hop perspective of school, schooling, and school music. The study involves applications of ethnographic (including autoethnographic) techniques within the framework of a holistic multiple case study. One case is an adult amateur hip-hop musician named Terrence (pseudonym), and the other is myself (a traditionally…
Descriptors: Music, Musicians, Music Education, Ethnography
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Soderman, Johan – Music Education Research, 2011
The purpose of this article is to show how the rappers' talk about hip-hop and its connection to pedagogy and social activism parallel the Scandinavian tradition of folkbildning. Scandinavian folkbildning can be seen as a movement to provide voluntary education for the general population. It can also be the name of the process of learning in which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Popular Culture, Music, Cultural Context
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Soderman, Johan; Folkestad, Goran – Music Education Research, 2004
The study of informal musical learning outside institutional settings, such as schools, has proved to contribute important knowledge to aspects of music education. Hip-hop, as an example of informal musical learning, has so far been quite an unexplored field for research. The present study investigates music creation within two hip-hop groups (…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Musicians
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Bosacki, Sandra; Francis-Murray, Nancy; Pollon, Dawn E.; Elliott, Anne – Music Education Research, 2006
This cross-sectional study explored the role of age and socioeconomic status (SES) in relation to children's popular musical preferences. As part of a larger, multi-method, longitudinal study on children's and adolescents self-views and media preference, the present study investigated the popular music section of a self-report questionnaire. Data…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Socioeconomic Influences, Low Income Groups, Grade 1