"En ny pedagogisk situation": Perspektiv på jazzmusikaliskt lärande i Orkesterjournalen 1980–2010

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This article aims to mirror a time of radical change in Swedish jazz education through perspectives formulated in the jazz journal Orkesterjournalen. During the 1980s, jazz musicians are still typically viewed as self-taught; you learn how to play jazz through listening and through playing together in contexts where fellow musicians function as informal “teachers”. The growing formal jazz education is viewed with some scepticism. The emotional values of music are emphasised, rather than the intellectual ones, and warnings are issued regarding homogenisation and “broiler mentality”.
During the 1990s, self-regulated, curiosity-driven jazz learning is still in focus. However, musicians now also have new opportunities to profit from a long formal jazz education; in addition, an increasing number of individuals share experiences that enable comparisons between Swedish and American jazz education. Based on such experiences, a richer discussion can be conducted about, among other things, the consequences of formal jazz education with regard to tradition and individuality. During the first decade of the new millennium, a Swedish jazz educational profile is appearing more clearly, focusing on the role of personal expression in jazz education,
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)45-67
Number of pages23
JournalPuls - musik- och dansetnologisk tidskrift
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Music
  • Pedagogy

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