Higher Education in Music in the Twenty First Century Book PDF

Higher Education in Music in the Twenty First Century

  • Author : Björn Heile
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-22
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9781317121954

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Higher Education in Music in the Twenty First Century Book Description :

In this book, the contributors reconsider the fundamentals of Music as a university discipline by engaging with the questions: What should university study of music consist of? Are there any aspects, repertoires, pieces, composers and musicians that we want all students to know about? Are there any skills that we expect them to be able to master? How can we guarantee the relevance, rigour and cohesiveness of our curriculum? What is specific to higher education in music and what does it mean now and for the future? The book addresses many of the challenges students and teachers face in current higher education; indeed, the majority of today’s music students undoubtedly encounter a greater diversity of musical traditions and critical approaches to their study as well as a wider set of skills than their forebears. Welcome as these developments may be, they pose some risks too: more material cannot be added to the curriculum without either sacrificing depth for breadth or making much of it optional. The former provides students with a superficial and deceptive familiarity with a wide range of subject matter, but without the analytical skills and intellectual discipline required to truly master any of it. The latter easily results in a fragmentation of knowledge and skills, without a realistic opportunity for students to draw meaningful connections and arrive at a synthesis. The authors, Music academics from the University of Glasgow, provide case studies from their own extensive experience, which are complemented by an Afterword from Nicholas Cook, 1684 Professor of Music at the University of Cambridge. Together, they examine what students can and should learn about and from music and what skills and knowledge music graduates could or should possess in order to operate successfully in professional and public life. Coupled with these considerations are reflections on music’s social function and universities’ role in public life, concluding with the conviction that

The First Generation of Country Music Stars Book PDF

The First Generation of Country Music Stars

  • Author : David Dicaire
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-01-27
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0786485582

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The First Generation of Country Music Stars Book Description :

This book focuses on 50 of the most important entertainers in the history of country music, from its beginnings in the folk music of early America through the 1970s. Divided into five distinct categories, it discusses the pioneers who brought mountain music to mass audiences; cowboys and radio stars who spread country music countrywide; honky-tonk and bluegrass musicians who differentiated country music during the 1940s; the major contributions that female artists made to the genre; and the modern country sound which dominated the genre from the late 1950s to the mid–1980s. Each entry includes a brief biography of the chosen artist with special emphasis on experiences which influenced their musical careers. Covered musicians include Fiddlin’ John Carson, Riley Puckett, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Bob Wills, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Sr., Dale Evans, June Carter Cash, Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens, Roy Clark, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.

Henry George Farmer and the First International Congress of Arab Music  Cairo 1932  Book PDF

Henry George Farmer and the First International Congress of Arab Music Cairo 1932

  • Author : Israel Katz
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2015-03-27
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN : 9789004284142

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Henry George Farmer and the First International Congress of Arab Music Cairo 1932 Book Description :

Musicologist Henry George Farmer (1882-1965) participated in the First International Congress of Arab Music in Cairo in 1932. His journal and minutes, which are presented in this book, reveal aspects and inner-workings of the Congress that have hitherto remained unknown.

Music  Authorship  and the Book in the First Century of Print Book PDF

Music Authorship and the Book in the First Century of Print

  • Author : Kate van Orden
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-19
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780520276505

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Music Authorship and the Book in the First Century of Print Book Description :

What does it mean to author a piece of music? What transforms the performance scripts written down by musicians into authored books? In this fascinating cultural history of Western music’s adaptation to print, Kate van Orden looks at how musical authorship first developed through the medium of printing. When music printing began in the sixteenth century, publication did not always involve the composer: printers used the names of famous composers to market books that might include little or none of their music. Publishing sacred music could be career-building for a composer, while some types of popular song proved too light to support a reputation in print, no matter how quickly they sold. Van Orden addresses the complexities that arose for music and musicians in the burgeoning cultures of print, concluding that authoring books of polyphony gained only uneven cultural traction across a century in which composers were still first and foremost performers.

The Pianist s First Music Making   For use in Conjunction with Tobias Matthay s  The Child s First Steps  in Piano Forte Playing   Book II Book PDF

The Pianist s First Music Making For use in Conjunction with Tobias Matthay s The Child s First Steps in Piano Forte Playing Book II

  • Author : Tobias Matthay
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-09-17
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 9781528766913

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The Pianist s First Music Making For use in Conjunction with Tobias Matthay s The Child s First Steps in Piano Forte Playing Book II Book Description :

Originally written to be read in conjunction with Matthay's “The Child's First Steps”, this book aims to offer young children and beginner piano players a series of exercises that will prove invaluable to their playing and allow them to proficiently play their first pieces of music. Tobias Augustus Matthay (1858 – 1945) was an English pianist, composer, and teacher. He was taught composition while at the Royal Academy of Music by Arthur Sullivan and Sir William Sterndale Bennett, and he was instructed in the piano by William Dorrell and Walter Macfarren. Other notable works by this author include: “The Act Of Touch In All Its Diversity” (1903), “The First Principles of Pianoforte Playing (1905)” and “Relaxation Studies” (1908). Contents include: “Weight-Touch with Arm Sideways”, “Weight-Touch with First Turned Over, Knuckles Up”, “Weight-Touch with Fingers Closed Together”, “Weight-Touch with Fingers Opened Out”, “Rotatory Exertions and Relaxations at Alternate Sides of the Hand”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

The First Music Book PDF

The First Music

  • Author : Dylan Pritchett
  • Publisher : Triangle Interactive, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-12-13
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9781684440276

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The First Music Book Description :

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: When the animals get together in the jungle, they discover that the noise that they have been making is indeed music. Celebrated author and master storyteller, Dylan Pritchett weaves a tale that helps us discover that we all have music inside just waiting to come out when the time is right. This original award winning story is based on the model of traditional African folktales.

The Music Came First Book PDF

The Music Came First

  • Author : Theodore Paschedag
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : 080931472X

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The Music Came First Book Description :

Paschedag’s career as a flute player in silent movie theaters withered in 1927 with the release of The Jazz Singer, the first talkie. When the theaters stopped hiring musicians, Paschedag came to West Frankfort, Illinois, as an employee of the C. G. Conn Musical Instrument Company. What he had to do was impossible: prepare 74 untrained children for a concert in one month. A major obstacle was that the Conn salesman had sold 22 alto saxophones but no drums. Astoundingly, the concert went well, featuring that rarest of all musical combinations, the saxophone octet. Conn extended Paschedag’s contract for another month, and by the end of that time he had become the music man of West Frankfort. After 21 years, Paschedag quit teaching to devote full time to his music store. In his eighties today, he still works in that store and still conducts the Southern Illinois Concert Band.

A First Book of Classical Music Book PDF

A First Book of Classical Music

  • Author : Bergerac
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 0486410927

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A First Book of Classical Music Book Description :

Presents arranged music for twenty-nine songs made popular by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Handel, and Rachmaninoff.

The First Music Assessment Book PDF

The First Music Assessment

  • Author : National Assessment of Educational Progress (Project)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre : Education
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN : MSU:31293011573783

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Music of the First World War Book PDF

Music of the First World War

  • Author : Don Tyler
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2016-03-21
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 9781440839979

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Music of the First World War Book Description :

This book discusses WWI-era music in a historical context, explaining music's importance at home and abroad during WWI as well as examining what music was being sung, played, and danced to during the years prior to America's involvement in the Great War. • Provides an excellent resource for students investigating music during the First World War as well as for adults interested in WWI-era history or music of the pre-twenties • Documents the variety of reasons songs were sung by soldiers in wartime—to cheer themselves up, boost courage, poke fun at or stimulate hatred of their enemies, or express grievances or protest against the war or against authority • Covers stage music of the WWI era, including music hall (British), vaudeville, revues, operettas, and musicals

Towards a Twenty First Century Feminist Politics of Music Book PDF

Towards a Twenty First Century Feminist Politics of Music

  • Author : Sally Macarthur
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-24
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9781317009108

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Towards a Twenty First Century Feminist Politics of Music Book Description :

Towards a Twenty-First-Century Feminist Politics of Music opens up a new way of thinking about the absence of women's music. It does not aim to find 'a solution' in a liberal feminist sense, but to discover new potentialities, new possibilities for thought and action. Sally Macarthur encourages us, with the assistance of Deleuze, and feminist-Deleuzian work, to begin the important work of imagining what else might be possible, not in order to provide answers but to open up the as yet unknown. The power of thought - or what Deleuze calls the 'virtual' - opens up new possibilities. Macarthur suggests that the future for women's 'new' music is not tied to the predictable and known but to futures beyond the already-known. Previous research concludes that women's music is virtually absent from the concert hall, and yet fails to find a way of changing this situation. Macarthur finds that the flaw in the recommendations flowing from past research is that it envisages the future from the standpoint of the present, and it relies on a set of pre-determined goals. It thus replicates the present reality, so reinforcing rather than changing the status quo. Macarthur challenges this thinking, and argues that this repetitive way of thinking is stuck in the present, unable to move forward. Macarthur situates her argument in the context of current dominant neoliberal thought and practice. She argues that women have generally not thrived in the neoliberal model of the composer, which envisages the composer as an individual, autonomous creator and entrepreneur. Successful female composers must work with this dominant, modernist aesthetic and exploit the image of the neo-romantic, entrepreneurial creator. This book sets out in contrast to develop a new conception of subjectivity that sows the seeds of a twenty-first-century feminist politics of music.

The Music Teacher s First Year Book PDF

The Music Teacher s First Year

  • Author : Beth Peterson
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2011-07-01
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781574631937

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The Music Teacher s First Year Book Description :

(Meredith Music Resource). From a first-year teacher whose instruments were stolen before entering his building, to a teacher who received "hate mail" before her first day, to a teacher whose sensitivity, flexibility and insight gained her the respect of her ensemble in only weeks, this collection of true stories from first-year teachers is a delightful description of their real world. In addition, each chapter includes discussion questions for pre-service and young teachers as they prepare for their teaching future.

National Myth and the First World War in Modern Popular Music Book PDF

National Myth and the First World War in Modern Popular Music

  • Author : Peter Grant
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-12-09
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9781137601391

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National Myth and the First World War in Modern Popular Music Book Description :

This book looks at the role of popular music in constructing the myth of the First World War. Since the late 1950s over 1,500 popular songs from more than forty countries have been recorded that draw inspiration from the War. National Myth and the First World War in Modern Popular Music takes an inter-disciplinary approach that locates popular music within the framework of ‘memory studies’ and analyses how songwriters are influenced by their country’s ‘national myths’. How does popular music help form memory and remembrance of such an event? Why do some songwriters stick rigidly to culturally dominant forms of memory whereas others seek an oppositional or transnational perspective? The huge range of musical examples include the great chansonniers Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens; folk maestros including Al Stewart and Eric Bogle; the socially aware rock of The Kinks and Pink Floyd; metal legends Iron Maiden and Bolt Thrower and female iconoclasts Diamanda Galás and PJ Harvey.

First Impressions  Music and Study Guides  Volume 1 Book PDF

First Impressions Music and Study Guides Volume 1

  • Author : M'lou Dietzer
  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Release Date :
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 145740964X

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First Impressions Music and Study Guides Volume 1 Book Description :

An exciting and innovative intermediate piano method written to fill the need of students who have completed a beginning piano method and/or are ready to study the classics. Each collection comes with a study guide that emphasize analysis and enable students to understand the elements of music theory in each piece thus facilitating the learning and memorizing process. The music is arranged in order of musical period and is in their original form.

Annunciations  Sacred Music for the Twenty First Century Book PDF

Annunciations Sacred Music for the Twenty First Century

  • Author : George Corbett
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-05-01
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN : 9781783747290

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Annunciations Sacred Music for the Twenty First Century Book Description :

Our contemporary culture is communicating ever-increasingly through the visual, through film, and through music. This makes it ever more urgent for theologians to explore the resources of art for enriching our understanding and experience of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Annunciations: Sacred Music for the twenty-First Century, edited by George Corbett, answers this need, evaluating the relationship between the sacred and the composition, performance, and appreciation of music. Through the theme of ‘annunciations’, this volume interrogates how, when, why, through and to whom God communicates in the Old and New Testaments. In doing so, it tackles the intimate relationship between Scriptural reflection and musical practice in the past, its present condition, and what the future might hold. Annunciations comprises three parts. Part I sets out flexible theological and compositional frameworks for a constructive relationship between the sacred and music. Part II presents the reflections of theologians and composers involved in collaborating on new pieces of sacred choral music, alongside the six new scores and links to the recordings. Part III considers the reality of programming and performing sacred works today. This volume provides an indispensable resource for scholars and artists working at the interface between theology and the arts, and for those involved in sacred music. However, it will also be of interest to anyone concerned with the ways in which the Divine communicates through word and artistry to humanity.

Music and Modernity among First Peoples of North America Book PDF

Music and Modernity among First Peoples of North America

  • Author : Victoria Lindsay Levine
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9780819578648

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Music and Modernity among First Peoples of North America Book Description :

Music and Modernity among First Peoples of North America is a collaboration between Indigenous and settler scholars from both Canada and the United States. The contributors explore the intersections between music, modernity, and Indigeneity in essays addressing topics that range from hip-hop to powwow, and television soundtracks of Native Classical and experimental music. Working from the shared premise that multiple modernities exist for Indigenous peoples, the authors seek to understand contemporary musical expression from Native perspectives and to decolonize the study of Native American/First Nations music. The essays coalesce around four main themes: innovative technology, identity formation and self-representation, political activism, and translocal musical exchange. Closely related topics include cosmopolitanism, hybridity, alliance studies, code-switching, and ontologies of sound. Featuring the work of both established and emerging scholars, the collection demonstrates the centrality of music in communicating the complex, diverse lived experience of Indigenous North Americans in the twenty-first century and brings ethnomusicology into dialogue with critical Indigenous studies.

Music of the First Nations Book PDF

Music of the First Nations

  • Author : Tara Browner
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9780252090653

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Music of the First Nations Book Description :

This unique anthology presents a wide variety of approaches to an ethnomusicology of Inuit and Native North American musical expression. Contributors include Native and non-Native scholars who provide erudite and illuminating perspectives on aboriginal culture, incorporating both traditional practices and contemporary musical influences. Gathering scholarship on a realm of intense interest but little previous publication, this collection promises to revitalize the study of Native music in North America, an area of ethnomusicology that stands to benefit greatly from these scholars' cooperative, community-oriented methods. Contributors are T. Christopher Aplin, Tara Browner, Paula Conlon, David E. Draper, Elaine Keillor, Lucy Lafferty, Franziska von Rosen, David Samuels, Laurel Sercombe, and Judith Vander.

Singing  Soldiering  and Sheet Music in America during the First World War Book PDF

Singing Soldiering and Sheet Music in America during the First World War

  • Author : Christina Gier
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-10-19
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9781498516013

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Singing Soldiering and Sheet Music in America during the First World War Book Description :

An advertisement in the sheet music of the song “Goodbye Broadway, Hello France” (1917) announces: “Music will help win the war!” This ad hits upon an American sentiment expressed not just in advertising, but heard from other sectors of society during the American engagement in the First World War. It was an idea both imagined and practiced, from military culture to sheet music writers, about the power of music to help create a strong military and national community in the face of the conflict; it appears straightforward. Nevertheless, the published sheet music, in addition to discourse about gender, soldiering and music, evince a more complex picture of society. This book presents a study of sheet music and military singing practices in America during the First World War that critically situates them in the social discourses, including issues of segregation and suffrage, and the historical context of the war. The transfer of musical styles between the civilian and military realm was fluid because so many men were enlisted from homes with the sheet music while they were also singing songs in their military training. Close musical analysis brings the meaningful musical and lyrical expressions of this time period to the forefront of our understanding of soldier and civilian music making at this time.

Globalization  Nationalism  and Music Education in the Twenty First Century in Greater China Book PDF

Globalization Nationalism and Music Education in the Twenty First Century in Greater China

  • Author : Wai-Chung Ho
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26
  • Genre : Education
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9789048552207

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Globalization Nationalism and Music Education in the Twenty First Century in Greater China Book Description :

This book will examine the recent development of school music education in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan to illustrate how national policies for music in the school curriculum integrate music cultures and non-musical values in the relationship between national cultural identity and globalization. It will examine the ways in which policies for national identity formation and globalization interact to complement and contradict each other in the content of music education in these three Chinese territories. Meanwhile, tensions posed by the complex relationship between cultural diversity and political change have also led to a crisis of national identity in these three localities. The research methods of this book involve an analysis of official approved music textbooks, a survey questionnaire distributed to students attending music education programmes as well as primary and secondary school music teachers, and in-depth interviews with student teachers and schoolteachers in the three territories.