Learning to Create and Creating to Learn: Considering the Value of Popular Music in Higher Education

Zack Moir

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Abstract

This handbook is divided into four main sections: Songwriting (acoustic and digital), Performance, Music Industry and Case Studies. Section I focuses on the 'how to' elements of popular song composition, embracing a range of perspectives and methods, in addition to chapters on the teaching of songwriting to students. Section II deals with the nature of performance: stagecraft, open mic nights, and a number of case studies that engage with performing in a range of contexts. Section III is devoted to aspects of the music industry and the business of music including sales, contract negotiations, copyright, social media and marketing. Section IV provides specific examples of singer-songwriter personae and global open mic scenes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Bloomsbury Singer Songwriter Handbook
EditorsJustin Williams, Katherine Williams
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Chapter3
ISBN (Print)9781628920291
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2017

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Moir, Z. (2017). Learning to Create and Creating to Learn: Considering the Value of Popular Music in Higher Education. In J. Williams, & K. Williams (Eds.), The Bloomsbury Singer Songwriter Handbook Bloomsbury Academic.