Considering techne in popular music education: value systems in popular music curricula

Hunter, Mark ORCID logoORCID: (2019) Considering techne in popular music education: value systems in popular music curricula. In: The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Education: Perspectives and Practices. Moir, Zack, Powell, Brian and Smith, Gareth Dylan, eds. Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 45-58. ISBN 9781350049413, e-ISBN 9781350049420, e-ISBN 9781350049444, e-ISBN 9781350049437. [Book Section] (doi:10.5040/

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This chapter seeks to problematize the value systems attached to multivalent forms of making and playing music in popular music higher education curricula. Specifically, I seek to interrogate the application or “overlaying” of traditional conservatoire values and aesthetics onto popular music education. I argue here that whilst we might expect the advent of popular music as a realm of study and practice in higher education (HE) to precipitate a different ordering of knowledge (including its practical application), what has in fact occurred is the importing of values, practices, and aesthetics from the Western classical tradition. ...

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts
Item ID: 28502
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Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2020 09:45
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