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Rehearsing popular music: Exploring opportunities for supporting learning in the pop/rock band

Pulman, Mark (2011) Rehearsing popular music: Exploring opportunities for supporting learning in the pop/rock band. Project Report. The Higher Education Academy, Huddersfield, UK.

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    Little seems reported about group-based rehearsals of popular music and the peer
    learning opportunities that might arise from this activity. Although there are an
    increasing number of studies exploring approaches to the assessment of musical
    ensembles, they often focus on performance rather than rehearsing and, typically, do
    not specifically address popular music courses (Hunter, 2006). Indeed, Lebler (2008)
    describes popular music as being usually learned in the broader community as a selfdirected
    activity, sometimes including interactions with peers and group activities, but
    rarely under the direction of an expert mentor/teacher. The role of the tutor, in
    facilitating learning opportunities that may be available for students working in
    popular music genres within a band rehearsal context, can be quite different to that
    required for rehearsing repertoire which might be described as being drawn from
    western art music traditions. If so, and given the apparent lack of literature on, and
    pedagogical resources for, band rehearsing of popular music (Lebler, 2007) within the
    HE curriculum, the aim of this project is to provide a contribution towards filling that

    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
    Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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    Depositing User: Mark Pulman
    Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2011 14:57
    Last Modified: 09 Jun 2011 14:57


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