Defining synthesizer teaching
Brown, Andrew R. (1995) Defining synthesizer teaching. In Lee, Helen & Barrett, Margaret (Eds.) Honing the Craft : Improving the quality of music education, ASME 10th National Conference, 29 June - 2 July 1995, Hobart.
The synthesizer has come a long way since wendy Carlos' 'Switched On Bach'. Unfortunately many would not realise it. Synthesizers are in most of the popular and commercial music we hear, and their development has followed the rapid development of computing technology, allowing sugnificant perfromance leaps every five years. In the last 10 years or so, the physical interface of synthesizers has changed little even while the sound generating hardware has raced ahead. The stabilisation of gestural controller, particularly keyboard-based controllers, has enabled tje synthesizer to establish itself as an expressive instrument and one worthy of the hours of practice required on any instrument to reach a high level of proficiency. It is now time for the instrumental study of synthesizer to be taken seriously by music educators across Australia, and I hope, through this paper, to shed some light on the path forward.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||synthesizer, performance, teaching|
|ISBN:||1 876024 00 3|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Music Performance (190407)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Music & Sound
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1995 Andrew Brown|
|Deposited On:||26 Jun 2011 23:56|
|Last Modified:||26 Jun 2011 23:56|
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