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Gigging, busking and bending the dots : how people learn to be jazz musicians : Case studies from Bristol

Author: John Berry
Publisher: Bern, Switzerland : Peter Lang AG, International Academic Publishers, 2013.
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This book traces the learning experiences of the jazz community in Bristol, UK from 1945 to 2012. Grounded in a methodology of participant observation and case studies, it documents changes in the economic, cultural and educational circumstances faced by the players. In their own words, the musicians recall the influences that initiated and developed their musicianship. Drawing on first-person accounts, the study  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Berry
ISBN: 9783035304626 3035304629 9783034309622 3034309627
OCLC Number: 854761655
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed on July 31, 2013).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Abstract; Foreword; Introduction Gigging, Busking and Bending the Dots; Chapter One Jazz in Bristol 1945-2000; Chapter Two The Jazz Life in Bristol at the Millennium; Chapter Three Bristol's Jazz Musicians, the ABRSM and a 'Portfolio of Skills'; Chapter Four Jazz in Bristol's Schools at the Millennium; Chapter Five Jazz Learning in Bristol within the context of English Music Education; Chapter Six Bristol Revisited 2011-2012; Appendix A How Jazz is Learnt; Appendix B The Development of Jazz; Endnotes; Bibliography; End piece 'Against the Odds'; Index.
Responsibility: John Berry.

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Drawing on first-person accounts, this study traces the historical development of the jazz community in Bristol, UK from 1945 to 2012. The learning experiences of jazz musicians are discussed against  Read more...

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