By Keith Swanwick
In the World Library of Educationalists series, foreign specialists bring together career-long collections of what they pass judgement on to be their most interesting items – extracts from books, key articles, salient learn findings, significant theoretical and functional contributions – so the realm can learn them in one plausible quantity. Readers may be in a position to stick with the subjects and strands and spot how their paintings contributes to the improvement of the field.
Since the book of A foundation for tune Education in 1979, Keith Swanwick has persevered to be a big impression at the concept and perform of tune schooling. The overseas allure of his insights into the basics of song and track schooling is recognized in invites from greater than twenty international locations to offer Key notice shows, behavior workshops, and suggest as a specialist. those comprise such varied locations as Kazakhstan, Colombia, Iceland and Papua New Guinea. in the course of 1998 he was once vacationing Professor, college of Washington.
In this assortment, Swanwick brings jointly 12 of his key writings to provide an summary of the improvement of his personal paintings and of the sector of song schooling. The textual content permits the reader to contemplate Swanwick’s method of tune schooling and the way it truly is characterized through a priority for musical, and to a point wider creative, approaches, formed by means of his event as a instructor and acting musician in a number of settings, and likewise via the impacts of philosophers, psychologists and sociologists.
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We should accept that a teacher’s role involves a concern for strengthening the relationship between pupils and music. This involves increasing attention to and the level of involvement with music in a conscious and deliberate way. The media are better equipped than teachers to generate a ‘state of music’ and they do it very well. The individual teacher is better employed promoting what I call the integrity of the particular. Even to talk about ‘music’ as we have been doing, as if it were a single and simple thing, is to run the risk of underestimating its potential power and infinite variety.
This happens to a certain extent already and the result is that we tend to get little disconnected units of music history, fragments of ‘harmony and compos ition’, some instrumental teaching, choral and orchestral performance on special occasions, and, more rarely, help with audition. The important thing is that indi vidual teachers should endeavour to illuminate the particular task in hand with light from other aspects of C(L)A(S)P, whatever their specialism. The reluctance to do this is most clearly seen in our universities and colleges of music and there are underlying difficulties in the present organization of courses and quality of staffing.