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Questions tagged [education]

Questions related to standardized or accredited musical education.

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Music Education in the UK: skipping all grades?

I live and work in the UK as an engineer. In the past, aroudn 10 years ago, I got a diploma in piano with 10/10 cum laude in an Italian Conservatory. After a hiatus of several years, I started playing ...
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can you major in choral works as an instrumentation or is it just voice?

Sorry for, like, the dumb question, but do people actively try to join choral ensembles (and thus major in the choir as an instrumentation), or do they just go into voice for their majors?
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Is there such a thing as “advanced”/ongoing research in melody?

Much of a Western music education, not only in the first year but also in graduate level classes, focuses on harmony. In addition, there are current scholars who work on the "cutting edge" of ...
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Any studies on ear training, or musicality out there

Are there any established and scientifically backed-up facts about what is possible, and what time it takes for ear training? Any studies out there that look at these questions? Like letting people ...
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How can I learn music by myself? [closed]

I've been playing saxophone for a while, but I've never had formal education in it. I'm watching some YouTube videos, but, for now, I can't play for classes. So, is there a list of things I should ...
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Examples of people who started their instrument at an age >20 and got good at it [closed]

Do you know any instrumentalist (guitar, piano or anything else) who has achieved something and started out at an age >20 years? (by achieving I mean give decent performances, handle their instrument ...
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How do I choose a performance program for VCE music performance 3/4?

I have just started year 11 and VCE music performance units 3 and 4 and was interested in getting ideas for performance programs. I have played cello for 8 years and am currently working on doing my ...
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How to start learning music theory?

I have been playing clarinet for over 5 years and music is something that is deeply ingrained in my life. I am in high school and I am thinking I will most likely major in music (specifically go into ...
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Will my orchestral compositions be disregarded if I do not hold a degree in music?

I want to get a grasp of the current state of things, and my question is quite simple. If a person does not have a university degree in music, does he have any chance to get his orchestral works ...
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What are the top 3 most desired drumming skills? [closed]

I often assume that speed is by far the most common desired skill for drummers. But then again, rudimental applications around the drum set seem to also be up there. For this reason, I'd like to see ...
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What's the purpose of a drum teacher in today's age?

We live in the information age. There is an endless supply of free educational content out there. In general, drummers are curious and determined people. So, when you combine determination, curiosity, ...
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What do I need to know to get accepted into college for any music-related major?

Right now, music is really the only career I am seriously thinking about. But, I can only play the flute and saxophone at an okay-ish level and only know the very basics of music history and theory. I ...
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Part time courses in Jazz music in Germany

I am a guitar player but had no formal music education and I want to learn Jazz improvisation with guitar as my main instrument. I am looking for some courses in Jazz guitar in the German music ...
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Is there a field of music integrated with computer science?

Three years ago, I received my Bachelor of Computer Science at one of the best universities in Iran. Since then, I led an artificial intelligence team for providing Persian OCR software. In addition, ...
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What resources are there for a violinist with 4 fingers?

This is depressing. I have/had a young (around 8 years old) violin student who lost his left index finger in a freak accident over the holiday. He is a beginner, about ABRSM grade 2. I know of ...
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Music Theory Audio Book [closed]

Are there any audiobooks on music theory? I'm thinking something like Tonal Harmony (Book by Dorothy Payne and Stefan Kostka) or The Jazz Theory Book (By Mark Levine). Yes, I know some are going to ...
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Why are concert bands the standard in U.S. public schools?

School concert bands are often the first opportunity for formal musical training that american children encounter. They, along with marching bands, make up the bulk of many music programs across the ...
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Should a beginner use simplified (easy) version?

My kid (6 years old) is learning the piano. Should she use the easy (simplified) version of a slightly hard piece, or an easy original piece? I am afraid she will have problems with the original ...
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Why is piano the instrument all music students are expected to have some competency in?

Mostly, it's why is the piano the accepted common instrument that all music students are expected to know, as opposed to any other instrument? Most music programs have some requirement that if you're ...
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Why is music in music schools taught the way it is?

Let me briefly tell you my personal story with music as a hobbyist. TLDR : Got taught technique as a child, had no fun and quit, learned music by ear by myself later in life, having fun now and ...
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Are there any documentaries on the subject of Medieval and/or Renaissance western music and its practice?

I am looking mostly for the essential information on polypohony, gregorian chant, techniques of the time and their development etc, in order to get a grasp of the subject, names and times so I can ...
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Starting out on drums with just a practice pad and sticks

Context; I've been a guitar player for over 20 years and have done dozens of gigs on guitar and bass. I've written drum parts on FL studio, and did one gig where I played drums on a couple of songs (...
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Amount of outside-classroom study required for theory/musicianship formal education

I am starting a 2 year masters prep program for adults who have a college degree is something besides music but need to be brought up to speed in order to consider a masters degree in music. The ...
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Where to go for basic help with college prep for a career in Music Therapy?

I'm a junior living in Texas. I want to pursue a career in music therapy but I don't really know where start regarding what classes to take starting from now, what the actual major is called, or what ...
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Examples of musicians expressing in words how they comprehend music

I learned a huge amount from one friend who is musical, just by listening to him describing his experience. "Firstly I hear the flavour of the note, and then I figure out the range -- which ...
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Are Music Grades somewhat standardised around the World?

I've only ever done music lessons in the UK and never wondered before - is the system of doing grades 1-8 something used in the rest of the world or is it different from country to country? To people ...