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Finding pedagogical value in Australian contemporary popular music: A comparative case study of electric guitar compositional styles

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Lee, A and Baker, B and Haywood, N, Finding pedagogical value in Australian contemporary popular music: A comparative case study of electric guitar compositional styles, Journal of Popular Music Education, 2, (3) pp. 267-281. ISSN 2397-6721 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2018 Intellect Ltd Article

DOI: doi:10.1386/jpme.2.3.267_1

Abstract

How do educators ascertain the pedagogical value of a musical composition for inclusion as curriculum exemplars? A number of factors contribute, including: canonic status, historical and cultural significance, popularity and aesthetic values. This comparative case study examines a number of Australian compositions from within the scope of contemporary popular music (CPM) looking for musical richness as a factor of pedagogical value in modern guitar curricula. Using The Beatles’ song ‘Eleanor Rigby’ as a comparative basis, musicological methodologies of theoretical analysis are applied to six Australian CPM compositions to evaluate their pedagogical value. Discussion of the musical richness discovered in each composition leads to conclusions regarding their value within a guitar programme of an Australian CPM school curriculum.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Contemporary Popular Music, Pedagogy, Curriculum, Guitar, Music Education, Australian music
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Research Field:Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Curriculum
Objective Field:Curriculum not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lee, A (Mr Lee)
UTAS Author:Baker, B (Dr Bill Baker)
UTAS Author:Haywood, N (Dr Nick Haywood)
ID Code:129714
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-12-16
Last Modified:2019-05-13
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