Improvisera mera? Kritisk diskursanalys och dekonstruktion av texter om orgelimprovisation

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This article describes an analysis of texts on musical learning processes. Two texts from two Swedish textbooks on organ improvisation, that were pub- lished with an interval of twenty years (1977 and 1996), were chosen with the purpose of studying the development of lan- guage use during this period. A combination of critical discourse analysis (CDA) and deconstruc- tion was used in the analysis, as a means of unwrapping the texts and setting them in motion. The process of interpretation focused on aspects of the dis- course on improvisatory learn- ing and resulted in somewhat surprising results and conclu- sions. In the article, these are described with detailed exam- ples from the texts and dis- cussed as connected to changes in social structure and musical teaching practices.
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)172-185
JournalNordisk Pedagogik
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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  • Music


  • Organ improvisation · text ana- lysis · musical learning processes · critical discourse analysis · deconstruction

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