9780195334043

Music Matters A Philosophy of Music Education

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    9780195334043

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    0195334043

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/23/2014
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Why is music significant in life and education? What shall we teach? How? To whom? Where and when? The praxial philosophy espoused in Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education offers an integrated sociocultural, artistic, participatory, and ethics-based concept of the natures and values of musics, education, musicing and listening, community music, musical understanding, musical emotions, creativity, and more. Embodied-enactive concepts of action, perception, and personhood weave through the book's proposals. Practical principles for curriculum and instruction emerge from the authors' praxial themes.

Author Biography


David J. Elliott is Professor of Music and Music Education at New York University. An internationally sought-after author and speaker, Dr. Elliott is also an award-winning jazz composer/arranger.

Marissa Silverman is Associate Professor of Music Education at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. A Fulbright scholar and professional flutist in New York City, her publications include discussions of urban music education, musical interpretation, and ethics and social justice.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Preface

Part I. Foundational Matters

Chapter 1. Introduction
1. Some Serious Matters
2. Preliminary observations
3. Aims
4. Premises
5. Three Key Concepts: very Brief introductions
6. Reading this Book
7. Special Features
8. End of the Beginning
Questions for Discussion and Review
Supplementary Readings

Chapter 2. Philosophy and Music Education
1. Philosophy: A Brief Introduction
2. The Philosophy of Music Education: A Very Brief Introduction
3. Philosophy and Advocacy: What's the Difference?
4. Praxis, Praxial, and Related Concepts
5. Conclusion
Questions for Discussion and Review
Supplementary Readings

Chapter 3. Music
1. First Thoughts
2. Limitations
3. Plan of the Chapter
4. Stage One: First Steps to a Concept of Music
5. Stage Two: Basic Conclusions and Working Concepts
6. Music: Two Broad Categories
7. On the Origins and Evolution of Musics
8. Stage Three
9. Stage Four: Music as a Social Praxis
10. Conclusion
Questions for Discussion and Review
Supplementary Readings

Chapter 4. Education
1. Plan of the Chapter
2. Limitations
3. Stage One: Why think About Education?
4. Stage Two: First steps to a Concept of Education
5. Stage Three: Historical Perspectives
6. Stage Four: Education as a Social Praxis
7. Conclusion
Questions for Discussion and Review
Supplementary Readings

Chapter 5. Personhood
1. Aims and Limitations
2. Plan of the Chapter
3. Basic Concepts and Terms
4. A Holistic Concept of Persons and Personhood
5. Matty and Maureen
6. Consciousness
7. Persons as Embodied and Enactive
8. Brain
9. The Brain: Perfect or Not?
10. Is There a Musical Brain Center?
11. Mind
12. Body Mapping and Mirror Neurons
13. Emotions and Feelings
14. Implications for Music Education
Questions for Discussion and Review
Supplementary Readings

Part II. Musical Processes and Products in Contexts

Chapter 6. Musical Understanding
1. Musical Understanding? Common Answers and Serious Omissions
2. Aims and Limitations
3. Plan of the Chapter
4. A Praxial Concept of Musical Understanding: Embodied and Enactive
5. Musical Understanding = Musicianship + Listenership
6. Procedural/Action Musical Thinking and Knowing
7. Verbal Musical Thinking and Knowing
8. Experiential Musical Thinking and Knowing
9. Situated Musical Thinking and Knowing
10. Intuitive Musical Thinking and Knowing
11. Appreciative Thinking and Knowing
12. Ethical Musical Thinking and Knowing
13. Supervisory Musical Thinking and Knowing
14. Musical Understanding (Revisited)
15. Implications for Music Education
Questions for Discussion and Review
Supplementary readings

Chapter 7. Musicing and Listening in Contexts
1. Aims and Limitations
2. Performing in Context
3. Musical Interpretation
4. Expanding on Musical Interpretation
5. Composing in Context
6. Improvising in Context
7. Arranging in Context
8. Music Listening in Context
9. Further Examples of Cultural-Ideological Influences
10. Love, Hate, and Other Musical Matters
11. Music as Culture
12. Ethics of Musicing and Listening in Context
13. Artistic Citizenship in Context
14. Implications for Music Education
Questions for Discussion and Review
Supplementary Readings

Chapter 8. Musical Products in Contexts
1. Aims and Limitations
2. Plan of the Chapter
3. "Products?"
4. Musical Form-Content Relationships
5. Performance-Interpretation Dimensions
6. Musical Design
7. Praxis-Specific Style Characteristics
8. Musical Expression
9. Musical Representations
10. Cultural-Ideological Dimensions
11. Narrative Dimensions
12. Autobiographical Dimensions
13. Ethical Dimensions
14. Implications for Music Education
Questions for Discussion and Review
Supplementary Readings

Chapter 9. Musical-Emotional Experiences
1. First thoughts
2. Aims and Limitations
3. Plan of the Chapter
4. Theories of Musical Experience
5. Psychological Perspectives on Musical Experience
6. A Concept of Musical-Emotional Experiences
7. Implications for Music Education
Questions for Discussion and Review
Supplementary Readings

Chapter 10. Musical Creativity in Contexts
1. Aims and Limitations
2. Plan of the Chapter
3. The Concept of Creativity
4. Etymology and a Brief History of Creativity
5. Originality and Significance
6. Spontaneous Originality
7. Creative Personality and Creative Process (Creative Thinking)
8. Foundations of Creative Achievement
9. Creativity and Imagination
10. Creativity in Review
11. Music "Good and Great"
12. Implications for Music Education
Questions for Discussion and Review
Supplementary Readings

Chapter 11. Musical Values
1. Aims and Limitations
2. Plan of the Chapter
3. Self and Identities
4. Human Tendencies and Human Interests
5. Consciousness Revisited
6. Self-Growth
7. Conditions of Self-Growth and Enjoyment
8. Characteristics and Consequences of Self-Growth
9. Self-Esteem and Personhood
10. Safety, Self-Esteem, and Personhood
11. Human Tendencies and Human Interests Revisited
12. The Values of Music Making
13. The Values of Music Listening
14. Musical-Emotional Experiences and Social Capital
15. Implications for Music Education
Questions for Discussion and Review
Supplementary Readings

Part III. Music and-as-in Education

Chapter 12. Music Education and Curriculum
1. Aims and Limitations
2. Plan of the Chapter
3. The Concept of Curriculum
4. Conventional Curriculum-Making
5. Against Conventional Curriculum-Making
6. Teachers and Curriculum-Making
7. An Alternative Concept of Curriculum-Making
8. Curriculum Commonplaces
9. Music Curriculum-Making
10. Four stages of Curriculum-Making
11. A Praxial Music Curriculum
12. Stage One: A Praxial Orientation
Questions for Discussion and Review
Supplementary Readings

Chapter 13. Music Teaching and Learning
1. Aims and Limitations
2. Plan of the Chapter
3. The Reflective Musical Practicum
4. Preparing and Planning the Practicum
5. Music Teaching and Learning
6. A Praxial View of Curriculum Evaluation
7. The Inclusive Music Curriculum
Questions for Discussion and Review
Supplementary Readings

Chapter 14. Music Education and Schooling
1. Aims and Limitations
2. Plan of the Chapter
3. Education vs. Schooling
4. The Functions of Schooling
5. The Principles of Schooling
6. The Corollaries of Schooling
7. A Fundamental Problem
8. Toward the Future: The Short-Run
9. Toward the Future: The Long-Run
10. Toward the Future: The Professional Music Educator and CM Facilitator

Questions for Discussion and Review
Supplementary Readings
Notes
Author Index
Subject Index

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