The role of music theory in professional music education, a historic overview [Snapshot from dev system - 2022-12-06 14:40] (last edited: 2020)

Patrick van Deurzen

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In the 19th century, we can observe a growing gap between what we call now music theoretical books and the development of music. As Robert Wason writes in his overview of “Musica practica: music theory as pedagogy”: “These [19th century harmony] books are symptomatic of the dearth of new ideas, and the irrelevance that pedagogical theory was falling into: (…) neither a theory nor a pedagogy of ‘Nineteenth -Century Harmony’ ever really seemed to get under way.” In this research, I try to unravel possible aspects that have a relation to this problem. One of these aspects has to do with the fact that a lot of what we call music theory origins from a compositional practice. Therefore, at the end of this research, I also made a start to describe music theoretical training that has no origin in this compositional practice. This exposition is still in progress.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsHistory, music theory, Music Education, Conservatoires, KonCon Lectorate
last modified23/01/2020
statusin progress
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