Teaching Approaches in Music Theory: An Overview of Pedagogical Philosophies / Edition 1

Teaching Approaches in Music Theory: An Overview of Pedagogical Philosophies / Edition 1

by Michael R. Rogers
     
 

ISBN-10: 080931147X

ISBN-13: 9780809311477

Pub. Date: 01/28/1984

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

Drawing on decades of teaching experience and the collective wisdom of dozens of the most creative theorists in the country, Michael R. Rogers’s diverse survey of music theory—one of the first to comprehensively survey and evaluate the teaching styles, techniques, and materials used in theory courses—is a unique reference and research tool for

Overview

Drawing on decades of teaching experience and the collective wisdom of dozens of the most creative theorists in the country, Michael R. Rogers’s diverse survey of music theory—one of the first to comprehensively survey and evaluate the teaching styles, techniques, and materials used in theory courses—is a unique reference and research tool for teachers, theorists, secondary and postsecondary students, and for private study. This revised edition of Teaching Approaches in Music Theory: An Overview of Pedagogical Philosophies features an extensive updated bibliography encompassing the years since the volume was first published in 1984.           

In a new preface to this edition, Rogers references advancements in the field over the past two decades, from the appearance of the first scholarly journal devoted entirely to aspects of music theory education to the emergence of electronic advances and devices that will provide a supporting, if not central, role in the teaching of music theory in the foreseeable future. With the updated information, the text continues to provide an excellent starting point for the study of music theory pedagogy.             

Rogers has organized the book very much like a sonata. Part one, “Background,” delineates principal ideas and themes, acquaints readers with the author’s views of contemporary musical theory, and includes an orientation to an eclectic range of philosophical thinking on the subject; part two, “Thinking and Listening,” develops these ideas in the specific areas of mindtraining and analysis, including a chapter on ear training; and part three, “Achieving Teaching Success,” recapitulates main points in alternate contexts and surroundings and discusses how they can be applied to teaching and the evaluation of design and curriculum.             

Teaching Approaches in Music Theory emphasizes thoughtful examination and critique of the underlying and often tacit assumptions behind textbooks, materials, and technologies. Consistently combining general methods with specific examples and both philosophical and practical reasoning, Rogers compares and contrasts pairs of concepts and teaching approaches, some mutually exclusive and some overlapping. The volume is enhanced by extensive suggested reading lists for each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809311477
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1984
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionvii
Preface to the First Editionxiii
Part 1Background1
1The Purpose and Goals of Music Theory3
2Philosophical Orientations15
Integration Versus Separation16
Comprehensive Musicianship Versus Isolation19
Historical Versus Astylistic Approaches25
Concepts Versus Skills27
Summary29
Part 2Thinking and Listening31
3Mind Training33
Fundamentals33
Tonal Harmony44
Presenting New Material57
Counterpoint64
Melody66
Keyboard69
Twentieth-Century Music71
4Musical Analysis74
Philosophy74
Method81
5Ear Training100
Recognition104
Melodic Dictation110
Harmonic Dictation120
Sightsinging126
Twentieth-Ceniury Ear Training138
Rhythm143
Broader Ear-Training Approaches146
Part 3Achieving Teaching Success151
6Teaching Techniques153
Strategies and Tactics153
Teaching Versus Learning161
7Evaluation and Curriculum Design166
Testing and Grading166
Organization of a Theory Program169
Notes181
Suggested Reading185
Selected Bibliography for Music Theory Pedagogy, 1984-2003/04219
Index245

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