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Music General

Learning, Teaching, and Musical Identity

Voices across Cultures

by (author) Lucy Green

contributions by Kathryn Marsh, Kyoko Koizumi, Annie On Nei Mok, Peter Dunbar-Hall, Roe-Min Kok, Sophie Grimmer, John S. Baily, Avra Pieridou-Skoutella, Zoe Dionyssiou, Susan Harrop-Allin, Trevor Wiggins, Sidsel Karlsen, Eva Georgii-Hemming, Robert S.C. Faulkner, Stephanie E. Pitts, Charles Byrne, John O'Flynn, Sharon G. Davis, Heloisa Feichas & Sheri E. Jaffurs

Indiana University Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2011
General, International
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    Publish Date
    Mar 2011
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Musical identity raises complex, multifarious, and fascinating questions. Discussions in this new study consider how individuals construct their musical identities in relation to their experiences of formal and informal music teaching and learning. Each chapter features a different case study situated in a specific national or local socio-musical context, spanning 20 regions across the world. Subjects range from Ghanaian or Balinese villagers, festival-goers in Lapland, and children in a South African township to North American and British students, adults and children in a Cretan brass band, and Gujerati barbers in the Indian diaspora.

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Contributor Notes

Lucy Green is Professor of Music Education at the University of London Institute of Education and author of Music, Informal Learning and the School: A New Classroom Pedagogy and How Popular Musicians Learn: A Way Ahead for Music Education.

Editorial Reviews

Green invites twenty authors from all corners of the globe to contribute evidence based research to this book . . . From these fascinating, highly readable accounts, Green pulls out some emerging issues which have important messages for music educators. 7/22/11

Teaching Music

Green allows readers to journey to an isolated culture, for example, Lapland, or to a cyberspace island, and contemplate their own musical identity as they work out their educational philsoophy. . . . Highly recommended.


[T]his collection is a very worthy addition to the growing literature on global music education. It will be useful as both a scholarly and pedagogical resource, and will likely inspire much future work in this still nascent but vibrant field.

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