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Manifesta och latenta ideologier om lärande inom svensk spelmansrörelse under 1920-talet
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2656-8353
2012 (Swedish)In: Nordic Research in Music Education Yearbook, ISSN 0333-3760, Vol. 13, no 9, 115-130 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article was to illuminate existing educational ideologies in the Swedish fiddler movement (Spelmansrörelsen) 1923-1927. This period was characterized by the organization and to some extent institutionalization of Swedish folk music. Furthermore, the purpose was to discuss the results in relation to the folk music education of today. The empirical data was taken from the journal Hembygden, which was a magazine for scholars, enthusiasts and practitioners of folk music. Theoretically, the study was based on a concept of ideology developed by Sven-Eric Liedman: in every time there are two basic forms of identifiable ideology, manifest and latent. From the empirical material as a whole (around 900 articles), a selection was made to find articles dealing with aspects of learning among the fiddlers (33 articles). After content analysis the following themes were generated: Fiddlers’ repertoire, Fiddlers’ masters, Rooms for learning, Learning formation. The writers in Hembygden often emphasized the autodidactic aspects of learning and especially the importance of learning by ear. This manifest ideology of authenticity presumed that learning directly from another fiddler by playing together was to prefer to formal schooling. In spite of a tendency towards more ensemble playing, the folk music education of today in Sweden is characterized by a similar retrospective ideology as in the 1920s.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Norwegian Academy of Music , 2012. Vol. 13, no 9, 115-130 p.
Keyword [en]
Music learning, Swedish fiddler movement, folkmusic, traditional fiddle music, ideology, playing by ear, formals choolin; Den musikaliska salongen i Falun under 1800-talet
National Category
Music Educational Sciences
Research subject
Education and Learning
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-5822OAI: diva2:520429
Musikfoklhögskolans utbildningsideologier
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2013-01-15 Created: 2011-09-02 Last updated: 2017-10-30Bibliographically approved

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