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Musical collaboration outside school: Processes of negotiation in band rehearsals

Miell, Dorothy and Littleton, Karen (2008). Musical collaboration outside school: Processes of negotiation in band rehearsals. International Journal of Educational Research, 47(1) pp. 41–49.

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This paper presents a study of a series of band rehearsals run by five young people as they practised for a gig together: preparing new songs as well as developing their existing sets. The analysis specifically explores the ways in which the band members collectively develop and evaluate their musical ‘works in progress’. Their interactions were distinctive: with evidence of emotive, highly critical and sometimes conflictual dynamics in places. Within and through such processes the band members constructed a musical ‘shared knowledge’ which resourced the negotiation of their emergent band identity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2008 Elsevier
ISSN: 0883-0355
Keywords: Collaborative creativity; Non-formal learning; Adolescent music making; Identity
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 11622
Depositing User: Karen Littleton
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2008 01:53
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2010 19:14
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