Guro Gravem Johansen, Kari Holdhus, Christina Larsson, Una MacGlone
July 10, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9780815392101 - CAT# K340060
Expanding the Space for Improvisation Pedagogy in Music is a critical, research-based anthology exploring improvisation in music pedagogy. The book broadens the understanding of the potentials and possibilities for improvisation in a variety of music education contexts and stimulates the development of knowledge and reflection on improvisation.
The book critically examines the challenges, cultural values, aims and methods involved in improvisation pedagogy. Written by international contributors representing a variety of musical genres and research methodologies, it takes a transdisciplinary approach and outlines a way ahead for improvisation pedagogy and research, by providing a space for the exchange of knowledge and critique.
This book will be of great interest to scholars, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of arts education, music education, improvisation, music psychology, musicology, ethnomusicology, artistic research and community music. It will also appeal to music educators on all levels in the field of music education and music psychology.
Chapter 1: Expanding the space for improvisation pedagogy in music: An introduction
Section 1 - Distinctive features: empowering practices using improvisation
Chapter 2: Teaching and Learning Improvisation: Culture-Specific Cases of a Cross-cultural Musical Act
Chapter 3: A broadened approach towards musical improvisation as a foundation for very young children’s agency
Chapter 4: Musical Improvisation for Japanese Children Today
Chapter 5: A Deweyan take on improvisation as an experience: An example from a Swedish Year 4 music class.
Chapter 6: The Play of Vocal Actors: exploring performative agency through opera improvisation.
Chapter 7: When mixed-skill ensemble becomes social practice art.
Section 2: Semantic possibilities: meaning making through improvisation
Chapter 8: Young children’s talk about improvising: how conceptual tools and workshop roles are formed through musical improvisation workshop.
Chapter 9: Improvisation in primary school settings: Discovering the play of music making
Chapter 10: Teaching and Learning in Unfamiliar Territory.
Chapter 11: Communication in Musical Improvisation Performances: Common Languages across Practices in Real-Time Arts.
Chapter 12: Sonic Bothy: Improvisation, art, and equality.
Section 3: Pedagogical consequences: plural teaching and learning in improvisation
Chapter 13: Pedagogical improvisation: Musical Improvisation’s Little Sister?
Chapter 14: A life of its own: teaching group improvisation through responsive choices.
Chapter 15: Crossing the line: Collective improvisation and artistic ownership in The Norwegian Wind Ensemble.
Chapter 16: Seven steps to heaven? An epistemological exploration of learning in jazz improvisation, from the perspective of expansive learning and horizontal development.
Chapter 17: What have we learned about improvisation pedagogy?