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From sound to symbol : a critical analysis of contemporary Australian music theory pedagogy

Van Wezel, Marretje Ida


For at least 450 years Western culture has produced music that has been described as 'tonal'. With this music came strict rules that have been taught to multiple generations of student musicians. In contemporary Australia, these guidelines seem to present considerable challenges for many pre-tertiary music students and their teachers. There is a growing body of evidence to show that students are creating harmony 'mathematically', without mentally 'hearing' what is written. Evidence for this...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (MPhil)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5158c8ce7ce
Access Rights: Open Access


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