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ERIC Number: EJ845284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Popular Music in Malaysia: Education from the outside
Shah, Shahanum Mohamad
International Journal of Music Education, v24 n2 p132-139 2006
The musical preference of most Malaysian young people, their knowledge of music in general and popular music in particular are shaped through informal music education. Factors that contribute to this include the wide dissemination of popular music, the status of music in the school curriculum, and the perception of most Malaysians towards music. This article presents an overview of the popular music scene in Malaysia and examines the incorporation of popular music in the Malaysian music education curriculum as well as the curriculum of teacher training programmes. As accessibility to popular music is wider than accessibility to music classes in schools, most young people are growing up with a knowledge of only the types of music they are regularly exposed to.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia