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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Education

Perspectives and Practices



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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Education draws together the most current thinking on the subject of popular music education from practical, empirical, ethnographic, sociological and philosophical perspectives. Through a series of unique chapters from authors working at the forefront of the field of music education, this book explores innovative ways in which a wide variety of international music educators approach popular music education. Through capturing various perspectives on popular music education, this book will help inform practices centered on "outside" and "other" learning to provide insight into the myriad ways in which popular music education is developed and implemented. Topics covered include: - Conceptualising popular music education - Learning the trade - Originating popular music - Popular music education in schools - Identities in popular music education - Formal education, creativities and assessment Contributions from academics, teachers, and practitioners make this a truly innovative and exciting volume that presents a full picture of the area of popular music education from a variety of perspectives.

Author Biography

Zack Moir is a Lecturer in Popular Music at Edinburgh Napier University, UK and the University of the Highlands and Islands, UK. Bryan Powell is an Assistant Professor of Music Education and Music Technology at Montclair State University, USA, founding editor of the Journal of Popular Music Education, and Executive Director of the Association for Popular Music Education. Gareth Dylan Smith is Manager of Program Effectiveness at Little Kids Rock, Visiting Research Professor at New York University, USA, and founding editor of the Journal of Popular Music Education.
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February 21st, 2019
Edited by Bryan Powell Edited by Gareth Dylan Smith Edited by Zack Moir
78 bw illus
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United Kingdom
Bloomsbury Academic
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