This book examines the importance of ear-training and the creative process of improvisation in the history of European art music, in a sampling of world cultures, and in the making of young musicians in contemporary music education settings. It recognizes the value of listening skills without diminishing the importance of notation as a teaching instrument and a memory aid. Moreover, it recommends ear-training and creative experiences that lead to the greater musicianship of students in various stages of their development.
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Table of contents
1 - Music in the Curriculum 2 - Music 1: Development of Notation3 - Music 2: Improvisation and Solmization since 16004 - Music Teaching and Learning in the New World5 - Theories of Music Learning 6 - Music Learning in X-Cultural Perspective 7 - Traditional Music Learning 1: Japan, India, and Thailand 8 - Traditional Music Learning 2: China, Indonesia, and the Middle East 9 - Traditional Music Learning 3: Africa, Europe, and the Jazz World 10 - Traditional and Change: X-Cultural Comparisons of Music Inst. In World Cultures11 - The Music Learning of Children 12 - Music Learning in the Ensemble Setting 13 - Music Learning in the Private Studio Lesson