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Music Across the SensesListening, Learning, and Making Meaning$
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Jody L. Kerchner

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199967612

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967612.001.0001

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Principles and Foundations of Music Listening

Principles and Foundations of Music Listening

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Principles and Foundations of Music Listening
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Music Across the Senses
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Jody L. Kerchner

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967612.003.0001

Music listening is a multisensory musical experience. In this chapter, the philosophical, psychological, and pedagogical foundations for including active music-listening experiences in PK-12 general music classes and performance ensembles are explored. Music listening as a cognitive (affective and perceptual) experience is also addressed. Readers are presented with an overview of the book, its format, and its companion website. The pedagogical, multisensory music listening tools-music listening maps, movement, and talk-alouds-are also introduced as ways to engage PK-12 students duringlessons in creative music listening. These tools help teachers understand their students’ music listening experiences, by facilitating a partial externalization ofstudents’ internal cognitive processes. Concluding the chapter is a list of the principles of music listening that form the foundation for the remainder of the book.

Keywords:   Music listening, multisensory, creativity, repeated listening, cognition, metaphor, general music, performance ensembles

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