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Teaching General Music: Approaches, Issues, and Viewpoints

Carlos R. Abril and Brent M. Gault


A variety of approaches to teaching general music influence music teaching and learning and inform the instructional practice of music educators. Although these approaches are valuable, problems arise when teachers choose to utilize a given approach without thoughtfully considering its role in the curriculum and its potential to meaningfully engage children in music learning. Important approaches to teaching general music must be understood, critically examined, and reimagined for their potential in school and community music education programs. This book creates a panoramic view of general mu ... More

Keywords: general music, curriculum, Orff, Kodály, Dalcroze, music learning theory, world music pedagogy, constructivism, interdisciplinary, informal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199328093
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328093.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carlos R. Abril, editor
Associate Professor of Music Education, University of Miami

Brent M. Gault, editor
Associate Professor of Music Education, Indiana University

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