Exploring the adaptability of indigenous African marriage song to piano for classroom and the university level education

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dc.contributor.advisor Mapaya, M. G.
dc.contributor.advisor Thobejane, T. D.
dc.contributor.author Magalane, T. Phoshoko
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-14T08:49:03Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-14T08:49:03Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/957
dc.description MAAS
dc.description Centre for African Studies
dc.description.abstract This study explored the adaptability of indigenous African marriage songs to piano. Music education has always been biased towards Western music content to the exclusion of local musical traditions. A vast amount of musical repertoire within indigenous African societies exists. Formal music education, however, seems oblivious of this resource despite some educators decrying the dearth of materials. There is a need for music curriculum which is located within an African context and which includes indigenous African musical practices. Such need is also expressed in the new Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) document. This study explored the feasibility of building a repertoire of indigenous songs for classroom purposes. A number of songs, were collected, transcribed, analysed then placed in various levels of difficulty. These were then matched with the requisite proficiency levels congruent to other graded piano regimes commonly used in the school system. The assumption is that the adaptation and arrangement of indigenous marriage songs will help to bring indigenous African musical practices into modern music education space. Furthermore, it is envisaged that the philosophical understanding and the knowledge attendant to music practices yielding these songs and the context in which they are performed will form the basis for further advancement. en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 152 leaves ; iillustrations)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Analysis and grading en_US
dc.subject Curriculum assessment en_US
dc.subject Collection transcription en_US
dc.subject Policy statement en_US
dc.subject Indigenous African music en_US
dc.subject Indigenous African marriage songs en_US
dc.subject Ordinary language African musicology en_US
dc.subject.ddc 782.42162096
dc.subject.lcsh 782.42162096
dc.subject.lcsh Folk songs -- Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Piano music -- Africa
dc.title Exploring the adaptability of indigenous African marriage song to piano for classroom and the university level education en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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