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Listening and appraising and the ideology of aesthetic listening

Spruce, Gary (2007). Listening and appraising and the ideology of aesthetic listening. In: Philpott, Chris and Spruce, Gary eds. Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary School: a Companion to School Experience (2nd ed). Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series. London: Routledge Falmer, pp. 149–162.

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In this chapter we explore the assumptions and beliefs that underpin aesthetic listening. We then go on to explore the impact of aesthetic listening on music teaching and learning through analysing three hypothical examples of the way in which listening and appraising are taught in the music classroom. Following this, issues associated with the personal construction of musical meaning and appraisal responses other than verbal and written ones are considered. Finally, we suggest ways in which listening and appraising can be taught through integration with composing and performing activities.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2007 The editors and contributors
ISBN: 0-415-35105-7, 978-0-415-35105-8
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Education Futures
Item ID: 24242
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Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2011 10:40
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 15:09
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