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Dorottya Fabian, Renee Timmers, and Emery Schubert

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199659647

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659647.001.0001

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Implications for Education

Implications for Education

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(p.348) Chapter 22 Implications for Education
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Expressiveness in music performance
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Aaron Williamon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659647.003.0022

In some music educational contexts, a distinction is made between technical and expressive skills. It is argued that the former are within reach of anyone who is motivated to work hard, pay attention, and heed instruction. The latter, on the other hand, are accessed through more mysterious, subjective, and ephemeral processes—they are skills that simply “cannot be taught.” Irrespective of whether musical skills should be viewed in such dichotomous terms, it is clear from a large and growing body of research that the wide range of musical skills that typically fall within the “expressive” category are indeed amenable to learning and teaching. This chapter therefore addresses the questions of how expressive skills are learned, and how research can begin to inform and direct this learning process.

Keywords:   Music education, technical skills, expressive skills, musical skills, learning, teaching

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