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Thinking and Making
Editor:  Janet Mills & John Paynter
Subtitle: Selections from the writings of John Paynter on music in education
Forces or Category: Education handbook
Details: For many, John Paynter has been the most significant figure in music education in Britain and beyond over the past 50 years. He remains widely influential through his work and his many publications, some of which are hard to locate. This collection of seminal writings, selected in collaboration with a range of music educators, brings the ideas afresh to a new generation of teachers, and includes useful introductory notes by John Paynter. The collection embraces the core topics and values of music education and includes contributions from a range of publications, among them core text books and articles, as well writings hitherto published in Britain.
Selling points: 
  • Seminal writings by a foremost name in music education, including selections from the hugely influential Sound and Silence and Sound and Structure
  • Contents selected for their relevance to today's teachers
  • Includes useful introductory notes by John Paynter putting the work in context
  • Includes previously unpublished material, and material now difficult to locate
Music in a liberal education
Learning from the present
Exploring stringed instruments

Today's music is for everyone
The role of creativity in the school music curriculum
An interdisciplinary approach to music
The first sunrise
The small-group 'workshop'
Performing from indeterminate notation

How did we get here?
Music in school and society

The pursuit of reality in music education
Keeping music musical: a British perspective
The composer as educator: things that matter

Sounds out of silence
Wind song
The form of finality: a context for musical education
Making progress with composing
Music in the school curriculum: why bother?
Working on one's inner world
Publication Date: Jun 19 2008
Trim Size:234x156
Number of pages:224
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