Group playing by ear in higher education: the processes that support imitation, invention and group improvisation
Varvarigou, M. 2017. Group playing by ear in higher education: the processes that support imitation, invention and group improvisation. British Journal of Music Education. 34 (3), pp. 291-304. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0265051717000109
This article explores how group playing by ear (GEP) through imitation of recorded material and opportunities for inventive work during peer interaction was used to support first year undergraduate western classical music students’ aural, group creativity and improvisation skills.
The framework that emerged from the analysis of the data describes two routes taken by the students, whilst progressing from GEP to group improvisation and it is compared to Priest’s (1989) model on playing by ear through imitation and invention.
The article concludes with suggestion on how these two routes could be used to scaffold the development of western classical musicians’ improvisation skills.
|Journal||British Journal of Music Education|
|Journal citation||34 (3), pp. 291-304|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1017/S0265051717000109|
|Online||17 Oct 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||04 May 2018|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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