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Teaching Music Musically

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Through practical examples, Keith Swanwick illustrates the essential layers of musical experience and outlines key principles for music educators and musical teaching. Chapters deal with musical value, culture, student assessment and the future of music education. There is also a broader appeal to anyone who invents or performs music and for those involved in music psychol ...more
ebook, 136 pages
Published May 6th 1999 by Routledgefalmer
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Tara Brabazon
This is a strong, if uneven book. There are components of this text that could claim five stars, but there is theoretical naivety - at best - and willful ignorance at worst.

The book, written at the end of the 1990s, attempts to 'flatten' musical hierarchies. The influence, if not the mention, of postmodernism is clear. However the title is important here. As the book progresses, 'understanding' music is reified into 'experiencing' music. While Swanwick recognizes that music holds both a symbolic
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