Analytical methods in the process of learning music

Imants Mežaraups
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia


Learning to perform any new musical work is a multi-dimensional task for any musician, young or old, experienced or novice. In most academic situations (as opposed to improvisatorial situations typical for jazz and popular music), the musician must acquire all of the needed musical information from the notated score, and translate that to actual performance. This process can be expedited and made more accurate if analytical methods are employed in studying the musical score.

The Aim of the Study

To briefly illustrate analytical methods that have been proposed by music theorists, but here not for the sake of music theory as such, but rather to enhance the learning process for any practicing musician. Analysis can be a practical tool that enables musicians to learn more quickly. Lasīt vairāk "Analytical methods in the process of learning music"