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Teaching General MusicApproaches, Issues, and Viewpoints$
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Carlos R. Abril and Brent M. Gault

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199328093

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328093.001.0001

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“Reading” Methods

“Reading” Methods

(p.347) Chapter Sixteen “Reading” Methods
Teaching General Music

Cathy Benedict

Oxford University Press

Using Louis Althusser’s question, “What is it to read?” this chapter suggests that through multiple re-engagements with a text, readers can find “new-born the experience of a reading.” For Althusser, this newly born experience is the catalyst that urges readers to continue with a second reading, a guilty reading, which will nudge them further and deeper into contemplation and reflection. To be guilty of reading Methods, one must have a better understanding both of how the “principles that guide its implementation” came to be chosen among all others and what it is that Methods does to us. To read Methods as text is to read them as ideological, products of historical discourses that have been entered and understood differently at various times. It is to struggle to break free of structures that oppress both teacher/student and teaching/learning and to situate and challenge their historical conception as simple arrival and expansion.

Keywords:   semiotics, historical discourse, historical conditions, Althusser, ideological texts, child centered

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