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Music Learning TodayDigital Pedagogy for Creating, Performing, and Responding to Music$
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William I. Bauer

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199890590

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890590.001.0001

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Creating Music

Creating Music

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(p.44) Chapter 3 Creating Music
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Music Learning Today
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William I. Bauer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890590.003.0003

Grounded in the research and best practice literature, chapter 3 discusses concepts and skills, pedagogies, and technology related to musical creativity. Creativity is usually an assumed part of being musical. While there are creative aspects to a variety of musical activities – for instance developing an interpretation of a musical composition involves creative thinking – the focus in this chapter is on the development of original musical ideas through two primary musical processes, improvisation and composition. The chapter provides an overview of creativity, discusses the process of learning to improvise and compose, describes pedagogical strategies to use with students, and suggests technological tools that can support creative musical experiences. Contemporary approaches to musical creativity such as remixing and mashups are also addressed.

Keywords:   creative, creativity, music, music education, technology, compose, composing, improvise, improvisation, remix

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