Musical ideologies, practices and pedagogies

Spruce, Gary and Matthews, Francesca (2012). Musical ideologies, practices and pedagogies. In: Philpott, Chris and Spruce, Gary eds. Debates in Music Teaching. Debates in Subject Teaching. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 118–134.



THis chapter argues that despite the inclusion in the curriculum from a wide range of traditions and cultures, formal music education continues to promote the values and processes associated with western art music resulting in the continuing alienation of children form the formal curriculum. The chapter explores the potential of framing a curriculum around Turino's concepts of musical practices rather than styles or genres as a means of addressing young people's alienation from music in schools.

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