Group playing by ear in higher education: the processes that support imitation, invention and group improvisation

Varvarigou, M. (2017) Group playing by ear in higher education: the processes that support imitation, invention and group improvisation. British Journal of Music Education. ISSN 0265-0517.

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Abstract

This article explores how group playing by ear (GEP) through imitation of recorded material and opportunities for inventive work during peer interaction was used to support first year undergraduate western classical music students’ aural, group creativity and improvisation skills.

The framework that emerged from the analysis of the data describes two routes taken by the students, whilst progressing from GEP to group improvisation and it is compared to Priest’s (1989) model on playing by ear through imitation and invention.

The article concludes with suggestion on how these two routes could be used to scaffold the development of western classical musicians’ improvisation skills.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature on music > ML3795 Music as a profession. Vocational guidance
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Music and Performing Arts
Depositing User: Dr Maria Varvarigou
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 15:24
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2018 08:00
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/17293

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