Community-based traditional music in Scotland : a pedagogy of participation /

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Routledge,, London, United Kingdom ; New York, United States, p.1 online resource. (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst00929396, bisacsh, fast, Folk music, Instruction and study., MUSIC / Ethnomusicology, MUSIC / General, MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Folk & Traditional, National music, Scotland., Study and teaching


Includes bibliographical references and index.This book examines the community-based learning and teaching of traditional' music in contemporary Scotland, with implications for transnational theoretical issues. The book draws on a broad range of scholarship and a local case study of a large organisation. A historical perspective provides an overview of new educational formats emerging from the mid-twentieth century folk music revival in Scotland. Practices through which participants encounter and perpetuate the idiom of traditional music include social music-making, learning by ear and participatory and presentational elements of musical performances. Individuals are shown as combining these aspects with their own learning strategies to participate in the contemporary community of practice of traditional music. The work also discusses how experiences of learning contribute to identity formation, including the role and practice of tutors' of traditional music. The author proposes conceptualising the teaching and learning of traditional music in community-based organisations as a pedagogy of participation'.Josephine L. Miller is an ethnomusicologist and community musician based in Scotland. Her main research interest is the transmission of traditional music. She holds an MLitt from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD from the University of Sheffield. In 2017, she received the Hamish Henderson Award for Services to Traditional Music at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 31, 2022).