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Journal of Popular Music Education Special Issue

Posted: November 5th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Learning, Teaching and Making Popular Music Online

There is much to learn regarding the skills people use to learn, teach and make popular music in global online contexts. Furthermore, research and pedagogy should address how popular musicians’ practices online might be translated to learning institutions. Research has examined pedagogical approaches to popular music learning, lived experiences of contemporary musicians, and interactions in modern musical communities. Online music making has popularized terms including “virtual ensemble”, while affordability and accessibly of do-it-yourself recording studios have proliferated user-generated musical content on the internet. Musicians use diverse social media platforms to develop new techniques, brand their personae, and hone producing skills in virtual places which act as spaces for music learning, teaching and making.

The purpose of this special issue is to consider popular music making and learning in virtual, digital and online arenas. We welcome research, historical, practical and theoretical pieces that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Popular music making practices online
  • Discourse around popular music education online
  • Musical distribution through online spaces
  • Collaboration through virtual spaces
  • Online ubiquity
  • Large data sets, informatics, and analytics
  • Virtual spaces (i.e. Second Life, video games, virtual reality)
  • Gamification (i.e. DropMix, PianoTiles)
  • Musical visualization and notation alternatives
  • Software programs (i.e. Smart Music, karaoke apps, tutorial video streaming sites) encouraging or discouraging popular musical learning outcomes?
  • Online resources in the classroom
  • Online communities
  • Popular music genres and performance styles
  • Technological mediation of music, performance, or ensemble
  • Virtual ensembles
  • Communication arenas (i.e. blogs, video-logs, messages boards)

Scholarship from and across all relevant research methods and disciplines is welcome. Please submit manuscripts of between 6,000 and 8,000 words (double-spaced, Times New Roman, font size 12, including references) by July 1, 2019 for the attention of guest editors Christopher Cayari and Janice Waldron via the JPME website: https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=254/view,page=2/

Please refer to JPME submission guidelines and Intellect style guide when preparing a submission.

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