How Popular Musicians Learn

Since the hardback publication of this book in 2001, the author has explored many of its themes through practical work in school classrooms.

How Popular Musicians Learn

Popular musicians acquire some or all of their skills and knowledge informally, outside school or university, and with little help from trained instrumental teachers. How do they go about this process? Despite the fact that popular music has recently entered formal music education, we have as yet a limited understanding of the learning practices adopted by its musicians. Nor do we know why so many popular musicians in the past turned away from music education, or how young popular musicians today are responding to it. Drawing on a series of interviews with musicians aged between fifteen and fifty, Lucy Green explores the nature of pop musicians' informal learning practices, attitudes and values, the extent to which these altered over the last forty years, and the experiences of the musicians in formal music education. Through a comparison of the characteristics of informal pop music learning with those of more formal music education, the book offers insights into how we might re-invigorate the musical involvement of the population. Could the creation of a teaching culture that recognizes and rewards aural imitation, improvisation and experimentation, as well as commitment and passion, encourage more people to make music? Since the hardback publication of this book in 2001, the author has explored many of its themes through practical work in school classrooms. Her follow-up book, Music, Informal Learning and the School: A New Classroom Pedagogy (2008) appears in the same Ashgate series.

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How Popular Musicians Learn
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Lucy Green
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-02 - Publisher: Routledge

Popular musicians acquire some or all of their skills and knowledge informally, outside school or university, and with little help from trained instrumental teachers. How do they go about this process? Despite the fact that popular music has recently entered formal music education, we have as yet a limited understanding
Music, Informal Learning and the School
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Lucy Green
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

This pioneering book reveals how the music classroom can draw upon the world of popular musicians' informal learning practices, so as to recognize and foster a range of musical skills and knowledge that have long been overlooked within music education. It investigates how far informal learning practices are possible and
Education, Music, and the Lives of Undergraduates
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Roger Mantie, Brent C. Talbot
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-10 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The undergraduate years are a special time of life for many students. They are a time for study, yes, but also a time for making independent decisions over what to do beyond formal education. This book is based on a nine-year study of collegiate a cappella - a socio-musical practice
Developing the Musician
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Mary Stakelum
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-22 - Publisher: Routledge

To what extent does research on musical development impact on educational practices in school and the community? Do musicians from classical and popular traditions develop their identities in different ways? What do teachers and learners take into consideration when assessing progress? This book takes a fresh look at 'the musician'
Dawn of the DAW
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Adam Patrick Bell
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-08 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Dawn ot the DAW tells the story of how the dividing line between the traditional roles of musicians and recording studio personnel (producers, recording engineers, mixing engineers, technicians, etc.) has eroded throughout the latter half of the twentieth century to the present. Whereas those equally adept in music and technology