Learning, Teaching, and Musical Identity: Voices Across Cultures

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Lucy Green
Indiana University Press, 2011 - Music - 319 pages

Musical identity raises complex, multifarious, and fascinating questions. Discussions in this new study consider how individuals construct their musical identities in relation to their experiences of formal and informal music teaching and learning. Each chapter features a different case study situated in a specific national or local socio-musical context, spanning 20 regions across the world. Subjects range from Ghanaian or Balinese villagers, festival-goers in Lapland, and children in a South African township to North American and British students, adults and children in a Cretan brass band, and Gujerati barbers in the Indian diaspora.

 

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Contents

The Globalization and Localization of Learning Teaching and Musical Identity
1
Learning Teaching and Musical Identity in a Remote Australian Aboriginal Homelands School
20
2 Popular Music Listening as NonResistance
33
3 From Homeland to Hong Kong
47
4 Village Province and Nation
60
5 Music for a Postcolonial Child
73
6 Continuity and Change
91
7 Music Is in Our Blood
109
12 Music Festivals in the Lapland Region
184
13 Shaping a Music Teacher Identity in Sweden
197
14 Icelandic Men and Their Identity in Songs and in Singing
210
15 Discovering and Affirming Musical Identity through Extracurricular MusicMaking in English Secondary Schools
227
Identity and theCarrying Stream
239
17 Performance Transmission and Identity among Irelands New Generation of Traditional Musicians
252
Identity Expression and Decision Making in a US School Ensemble
267
19 Diversity Identity and Learning Styles among Students in a Brazilian University
281

8 Greek Popular Music and the Construction of Musical Identities by GreekCypriot School Children
128
9 MusicLearning and the Formation of Local Identity through the Philharmonic Society Wind Bands of Corfu
142
Exploring South African Township Childrens Musical Games as Resources for Pedagogy
156
11 Personal Local and National Identities in Ghanaian Performance Ensembles
170
Exploring Musical Identity and Learning in Virtual Space
295
List of Contributors
309
Index
315
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About the author (2011)

Lucy Green is Professor of Music Education at the University of London Institute of Education and author of Music, Informal Learning and the School: A New Classroom Pedagogy and How Popular Musicians Learn: A Way Ahead for Music Education.

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