Designed to support teachers in developing new strategies and pedagogies for teaching music, and for teacher education students requiring a comprehensive overview of the subject, Teaching Secondary Music provides a modern and accessible of key issues in music education at secondary level.
Focusing on the nature of musical understanding and how to facilitate and assess musical progress, the editors bring together a team of experienced music educators leading the program of support for the secondary curriculum.
Supported with practical examples, case studies and resources exploring effective practice, Teaching Secondary Music covers the key concepts and approaches which underpin good practice in secondary music education. These include:
How music relates to other curriculum subjects; Ways of implementing newer aspects of the curriculum; The music industry and intellectual property rights; Working with a range of musicians; Using ICT as a tool for musical performance; Developing musical leadership
This book is essential reading for PGCE Secondary music specialists and practicing music teachers.
Using Music Technology for Musical Performance
In this chapter, we explore the possibilities of using music technologies in live musical performance settings. Music technologies can include specific pieces of hardware (e.g. synthesisers, samplers or sound processors), software (e.g. Ableton Live, Cubase, etc.) or other technologies (e.g. Nintendo DS Lite, Sony PlayStations, etc.). Like any traditional musical instrument, each piece of music technology will have its own strengths and weaknesses. But using these types of technology in musical performance often leads to refreshing new instrumental combinations, where pupils can experiment with new textures and timbres. It can be genuinely creative, because the music usually has to be devised and improvised. This, in turn, helps our pupils to develop the essential skills ...