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Enlivening analysis through performance : practising set theory.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Published

  • Deborah H. Mawer
Journal publication date1/11/2003
JournalBritish Journal of Music Education
Journal number3
Volume20
Number of pages20
Pages257-276
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This is a sister article to one that appeared in this journal in 1999, which established benefits in coupling instrumental study and voice-leading analysis, primarily for performers but also for analysts. That analytical students too were more receptive to study when connected with their instrument was the cue for the present article; performance has much to offer the teaching/learning of non-tonal analytical techniques founded on the basic tenets of set theory. This article details an experimental curriculum, ‘Practising set theory’, tested at Lancaster University across 2001–2, in comparison with more traditional methods employed across 1995–2002, and in relation to the new ‘Music benchmark statement’ (2002). Beyond the specifics, it is hoped this research may interest other practitioners seeking alternative pedagogical approaches to parts of the Music curriculum perceived as difficult or especially demanding.

Bibliographic note

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=BME The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, British Journal of Music Education, 20 (3), pp 257-276 2003, © 2003 Cambridge University Press.