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dc.contributor.authorBalagurchik, James
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-02T20:10:08Z
dc.date.available2012-07-02T20:10:08Z
dc.date.issued2012-07-02
dc.date.submittedMay 2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/20752
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to provide music educators with suggestions of how to make the blues a part of their instruction and present this unique art form as a vibrant and ‘living’ genre critical to the understanding of our own American musical heritage. This thesis explores the music, history and culture, viewing ‘music as culture,’ and the African-American tradition whose contribution defines so much of our American music. It discusses the ways in which the blues can fit into a comprehensive and discipline-based approach to music education that satisfies the goals as set forth by the National Standards for Music Education and, in so doing, broaden educators’ pedagogical approach to teaching the blues. This discussion stresses the importance of creating a classroom culture that parallels the way music is learned and practiced in the blues community, fostering an authentic understanding of the blues through singing, listening, movement, improvisation, composition, and, ultimately, performing. It is shown how a study of the blues can provide our students with new practical possibilities and perspectives for experiencing and generating music.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectblues, music, educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshBlues (Music)-- Instruction and study
dc.subject.lcshMulticultural education
dc.titleA Comprehensive Approach to Teaching the Blues in the Music Classroomen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeMusic Educationen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Musicen_US
dc.description.advisorDalby, Bruce
dc.description.committee-memberCarlow, Regina
dc.description.committee-memberKostur, Glenn


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