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Aebersold Play-A-Long Media and the creation of the Beginning Improvisation Student

Here’s a short presentation (minus the Q&A) from a talk I gave to a webinar at the Education University of Hong Kong on July 22, 2020. This draws on a larger history of Play-A-Long media as technologies for learning jazz … Continue reading

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Two participatory presentations (AMIS and in-class)

The recent Hong Kong unrest displaced some of my teaching, and in two instances I presented a talk in the absence of some of the students meant to be there, posting both online in a few places/formats so that students … Continue reading

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Old-time jam at a bike shop (Lexington, KY)

During a recent trip to the US, I had the wonderful pleasure of visiting an old-time session in Lexington, KY. The session is held at a bike shop that is also a cafe, and it was such a delight. There … Continue reading

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Online music lessons: a few exemplars

I teach a course in studio pedagogy at The Education University of Hong Kong. This spring, students in the course spent time identifying interesting or exemplary videos for learning piano or guitar. Some are excellent in terms of multimedia use, … Continue reading

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The Suzuki Method’s Mediated Pedagogy

The Journal of Research in Music Education has published “Learning with Sound Recordings: A History of Suzuki’s Mediated Pedagogy.” In it, I draw attention to the ways that Suzuki’s pedagogic innovations are deeply enmeshed with media of sound recording. I also … Continue reading

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Vocaloids and music learning

This week Koji Matsunobu and I will be sharing some preliminary work on vocaloids as a medium for music learning at the Asian Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research in Malaysia. Here are a few resources for those interested to … Continue reading

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Hong Kong street karaoke

[Note: Here’s a piece in the Hong Kong Free Press about the street that takes into account some of the behind the scenes licensing and political dimensions of this particular public space.] Here is an early impression of the street … Continue reading

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The Education University of Hong Kong

Nearing the end of my wife’s visiting professorship in Japan, I’m delighted to share that our adventures in Asia will continue in Hong Kong. I will start work this summer as Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts at … Continue reading

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Sound studies and music education

The Journal of Aesthetic Education has published my overview of sound studies for those working in music education. I review the basic texts, some of the work of those in music education, and pose a few questions. This article explores how … Continue reading

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Hacking a karaoke club for a New Year’s Jam

Who doesn’t love karaoke? During my latest visit to a karaoke club in Tokyo the TV was off, the microphones were left in their holders, and the disco ball did not spin. Instead, a group of friends who all play American 0ld-time … Continue reading

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