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ERIC Number: EJ784318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Gilles Apap's Mozart Cadenza and Expanding Musical Competences of Twenty-First-Century Musicians and Music Educators
Webb, Michael
Music Education Research, v10 n1 p15-39 Mar 2008
In western musical contexts at global and local levels, musicians are becoming increasingly involved in what might be termed multicode music making and are expanding their musical competences. In this article I consider the practical and cognitive implications of such an expanding of competences for music education at various levels. Combining ethnomusicological and music educationist perspectives, I ground the discussion in a reading of various media texts, a consideration of pedagogical trends, a field observation, and instances of autoethnography. Engaging with recent discussions of ethnomusicology's notions of bimusicality and intermusicality, I conceptualise plural musical practices according to metaphors of growth, and stretching or reforming, both within and outwards from a core of culturally grounded musical skills, values and understandings. I propose a framework for fostering the expanding of musical competences, offer brief, personal case studies and conclude by referring to emerging literature on the training of future music educators. (Contains 2 figures and 23 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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