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Sjunkande kunskaper i musikteori? – om en möjlig orsak: En undersökning om förekomsten av musikteoriundervisning bland Sveriges musik- och kulturskolor
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Ingesund Acedemy of Music.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Declining Knowledge in Music Theory? : A study of the prevalence of music theory instruction among Swedish music and culture schools (English)
Abstract [sv]

Mitt syfte med den här uppsatsen är att undersöka om det finns ett samband mellan de försämrade musikteoretiska kunskaperna bland de sökande till musikhögskolorna och utbudet av teoriundervisning på de svenska musik- och kulturskolorna. För att uppnå detta har jag gjort en kartläggning av förekomsten av musikteori som enskilt ämne på de svenska musik- och kulturskolorna, samt hur denna bedrivs. Jag har använt mig av en enkät som rektorer eller lärare i musikteori har svarat på, samt undersökt antagningsproven (C-proven) i musiklära och satslära från olika år på Ingesunds musikhögskola. Enkätsvaren visar att en tredjedel av dem som svarat, erbjuder musikteori som eget ämne. Dessa skolor hittar vi i både stora och små kommuner medett varierat elevantal. Musikteorin verkar inte ha minskat nämnvärt under de senaste 9 åren. Hos de skolor som inte har teoriundervisning uppges anledningen vara dålig ekonomi, men hos de skolor som har haft, men tvingas lägga ner teoriundervisningen anges orsaken vara bristande elevintresse. Jag har även undersökt lektionernas utformning, lärarnas behörighet, integration av musikteori i instrumentallektionerna och marknadsföring av ämnet. I diskussionen resonerar jag om resultatet kan ge en förklaring till problemet med sjunkande kunskaper i musikteori. Svaren pekar på att det troligtvis inte är ett minskat utbud av musikteori, utan en minskad efterfrågan, som gör att kunskapsnivån har sjunkit.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine if there is a connection between the diminishing knowledge of music theory of applicants to colleges of music, and the offering of music theory in the Swedish music and culture schools. In order to reach this goal, I conducted a survey of the prevalence of music theory among the Swedish music and culture schools, and how this is organized. I have used a questionnaire in which the principal or the teacher of music theory has responded to, and I have examined the entrance examinations (C-test) in basic theoretical knowledge and harmony from different years at The Music Academy of Ingesund. Survey responses indicate that a third of those who answered, offer music theory as its own subject. These schools can be found in both large and small municipalities, with a varied number of students. Music theory does not seem to have decreased significantly over the past nine years. Among the schools that do not offer music theory, the main reason given for this is a poor economy. But among schools who offered music theory but were forced to discontinue, the main reason given were the students' lack of interest. I have also investigated the structure of the lesson, certified teachers, integration of music theory in instrumental lessons and the marketing of the subject. In the section where I discuss the results, an explanation may be found as to why there appears to be a declining knowledge of music theory. The responses indicate that while music theory is still generally offered as before, there is a reduction in demand, which may cause the knowledge level to decrease.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 72 p.
Keyword [en]
music theory, music and culture school, music theory education, music academy, admission, subjectintegration, certificate, student interests
Keyword [sv]
musikteori, musik- och kulturskola, musikteoriundervisning, musikhögskola, antagning, ämnesintegration, behörighet, elevintresse
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-8758Local ID: MUS-11OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-8758DiVA: diva2:456628
Subject / course
Teacher Education - Music
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-11-16 Created: 2011-11-15 Last updated: 2011-11-16Bibliographically approved

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