Music analysis. A bridge between performing and aural training?
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Original versionI: Aural perspectives. On musical learning and practice in higher music education, s. 25-52
This article looks at whether music analysis might function as a bridge between the subject of instrumental performance and the subject of aural training in higher music education. It derives from a study with three substudies that was carried out at the Norwegian Academy of Music; lessons given by four instrumental teachers were observed in terms of their use of music analysis, and students were surveyed about their opinions regarding music analysis, both with a questionnaire and in group interviews. The findings demonstrate that music analysis does not presently function as such a bridge, despite the fact that many students think it is very important and seek to improve their capacity in this regard. This inconsistency might be reconciled through minor changes in the way teachers conduct their music analyses for their students, and in the amount of communication between the teachers regarding analytical issues. Keywords: music analysis, aural training, performing