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College Music Curricula for a New Century$
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Robin D. Moore

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190658397

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658397.001.0001

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In Honor of What We Can’t Groove To Yet

In Honor of What We Can’t Groove To Yet

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(p.169) Chapter 9 In Honor of What We Can’t Groove To Yet
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College Music Curricula for a New Century
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Michael Tenzer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658397.003.0009

This chapter advances the premise that a reconstructed approach to musical transcription can anchor future university music curricula across all music subdisciplines. Arguments for this position include the relevance of transcription for integration of ethnomusicology, music theory, composition, and performance; its benefit to cultivating embodied musicianship (especially singing); and its potential to foster cross-cultural ethics and empathy. Transcription is also an ecumenical medium in which to keep our teaching strongly anchored in literacy, the core value of Western universities, without unduly tilting toward Eurocentrism or any other sort of centrism. It can engage the general student in many ways: it need not imply staff notation, and the creative task of visually representing music can powerfully reward music and non-music students alike. The conclusion of the chapter proposes a pedagogy of transcription, as well as sample assignments at several levels of challenge that can be effective for all students.

Keywords:   transcription, ethnomusicology, music theory, musicianship, embodiment, ethics, empathy, sample assignments

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