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Title:Exploring the Old Town School of Folk Music's Beck Song Reader Ensemble: An Interview With Nathaniel Braddock
Author(s):Thibeault, Matthew D.
Subject(s):Beck Song Reader, creativity, music education, Old Town School of Folk Music, pedagogy, secondary general music, technology
Abstract:This column presents an interview with Nathaniel Braddock, who created and teaches an ensemble devoted to the Beck’s Song Reader at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, Illinois. Song Reader is a collection of 20 compositions published as sheet music for musicians to record and release, with over 17,000 versions presently posted to YouTube alone. An introduction explains the Song Reader project and discusses how several aspects of the ensemble may appeal to music educators. The interview covers Braddock’s pedagogic techniques and conceptual approaches, providing teachers with strategies for successfully pursuing the inclusion of Song Reader or similar projects.
Issue Date:2013-10
Citation Info:Appeared in the journal General Music Today
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-11-04

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