Pop-Culture Pedagogy in the Music Classroom: Teaching Tools from American Idol to YouTube

Pop-Culture Pedagogy in the Music Classroom: Teaching Tools from American Idol to YouTube

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Pop-Culture Pedagogy in the Music Classroom: Teaching Tools from American Idol to YouTube by Nicole Biamonte

Pop-Culture Pedagogy in the Music Classroom: Teaching Tools from American Idol to YouTube provides ideas and techniques for teaching music classes using elements of popular culture that resonate with students' everyday lives. From popular songs and genres to covers, mixes, and mashups, from such video games as Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero to television shows like American Idol, this exciting collection offers pedagogical models for incorporating pop culture and its associated technologies into a wide variety of music courses.

Nicole Biamonte has collected well-rounded essays that consider a variety of applications. The first section addresses such general tools as sound mixing, iPods, and YouTube, as well as technology that can be incorporated into almost any music class. The next section uses pop culture to demonstrate music-theory topics and develop ear-training and rhythmic skills. The final section examines the musical, lyrical, or visual content in popular songs, genres, or videos to address broader issues and contexts. Although written with college and secondary-school teachers in mind, the methods and materials presented here can be adapted to any educational level.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810876637
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2010
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nicole Biamonte is assistant professor of music theory at the University of Iowa. She has published articles in Music Theory Online and Music Theory Spectrum and contributed to the forthcoming collection Rush and Philosophy. She serves on the editorial board of Music Theory Online.

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