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Birth of the school: discursive methodologies in jazz education

Whyton, T 2006, 'Birth of the school: discursive methodologies in jazz education' , Music Education Research, 8 (1) , pp. 65-81.

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    Abstract

    This study examines the politics of jazz education and the implications of canon forming, and proposes a critical methodology that opens up the field of study to broader cultural analysis. In this context, I discuss the unique problems faced by jazz education and suggest that these issues are inherently linked to the nature of the music itself. I focus on three areas of significance, which feed off opposing positions in jazz: the ‘value’ of jazz education, geographical divides, and the perceived difference between jazz practice and social theory. My examination of the difficult social and cultural space occupied by education highlights the potential for educational methodologies to disrupt dominant ideologies, and to uncover related cultural myths. I conclude with a case study to suggest how these methodologies might usefully be employed.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
    Memory, Text and Place
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Salford Centre of Music Research
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media
    Journal or Publication Title: Music Education Research
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1461-3808
    Depositing User: AR Whyton
    Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:00
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16629

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