“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe”, so said H. G. Wells. Is Education no longer a human right, or a visible symptom of a mature society? In the face of impending and stringent cuts in education (as well as all public services), it is worth remembering that many people continueContinue reading ““Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe”. H. G. Wells”
There’s a lot of hot air and conflicting opinion amongst jazz musicians and within the music colleges regarding playing and improvising in odd metres. At last there are some wise and measured thoughts in Ronan Guilfoyle’s excellent blog. Check out his recent post “Whatever Happened to Odd Metre Swing?“
New rules on second degrees make it too expensive for most people to have a career change – see Anne Wollenberg’s article in the Guardian (Tuesday 3 November 2009). The implications here are serious for music students). So much for lifelong learning!
Why research? In brief… The Jazz Education community possesses abundant subject matter, play-alongs and an unstoppable harvest of reissues and new music available through the internet. However, while educators are better resourced, informed discourse about teaching and learning is comparatively undeveloped. Click here for more… Jazz Education Research.
A contribution to the debate convened by the Worshipful Company of Musicians in London (October 2007). Some philosophy, facts and figures… click here… WCoM Jazz Debate