Education and Music

Education and Music

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In this book the author examines the many controversial theories and methods of music education which have evolved in the last 30 years and provides a rationale for the variety of musical activities which play an important part in schools today. The first part looks at developments in music teaching, from the theories of the Ancient Greeks to the practices of post-war Britain. The second part focuses on musical styles in history. The third part explores objectives and methods relating to classroom and instrumental teaching - running youth orchestras, teaching ethnic, vocal, and popular music and presenting live music to children. He confronts the difficulties of teachers today who have to cope with ever-decreasing resources, while trying to meet essential priorities.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 130 x 210 x 14mm | 306g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • index
  • 0193174251
  • 9780193174252

Table of contents

Part 1 Aims - the educational background: the Greek legacy; the Christian legacy; the social legacy; post-war developments - art and aesthetics; criteria for aims. Part 2 Objectives - the musical background: the genius of Western music; the problems of twentieth-century music; music in a multi-cultural society; objectives. Part 3 Method - the practical background: elitism, egalitarianism and method; music in the school classroom; instrumental music in schools; centralized ensemble opportunities; vocal music in schools; popular music in schools; ethnic music in schools; listening to music; priorities in relation to resources.show more