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The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Kathryn Marsh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book provides an account of the musical play of school-aged children. Based on fifteen years of ethnomusicological field research in urban and rural school playgrounds around the globe, this ... More


Style and Cultural Idiosyncrasy in Musical Play

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

A number of musical, textual and movement characteristics of children's singing games appear to transcend cultural boundaries. This chapter discusses features of children's musical play that have ... More


Conceptions of Children’s Musical Play

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The musical play of school children encompasses many different forms that are owned, spontaneously performed, and orally transmitted by children and usually involve text, movement, and rhythmic ... More


Meaning-making through musical play: cultural psychology of the playground

Kathryn Marsh

in A Cultural Psychology of Music Education

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199214389
eISBN:
9780191594779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214389.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter examines the ways in which school-aged children construct meaning through the generation and performance of musical play forms, both drawing on and transforming cultural influences. It ... More


Investigating Musical Play: Ethics and Pragmatics

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter deals with philosophical issues as well as ethics and pragmatics related to research on the musical play of children in school playgrounds. One issue concerns the understanding that ... More


Musical Play

Kathryn Marsh and Susan Young

in The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530329
eISBN:
9780191689765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530329.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

One of the aims of this chapter is to show how the complexity and sophistication of children's play goes well beyond many adult preconceptions. ... More


Children’s Musical Creativity and Oral Transmission

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter investigates the largely pedagogical literature on children's musical creativity as a precursor to developing an understanding of creativity in children's musical play in school ... More


Changing the Tradition

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the ways in which the tradition of singing games in a range of school playgrounds is changed through the influences of interethnic transmission, audiovisual and written media, ... More


Conclusions and Pedagogical Implications

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter compares the repertoire, compositional strategies, modes of teaching and learning, and social grouping found in playground practice and classroom practice with respect to children's ... More


The Influence of Social Grouping

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter looks at the influence of social grouping on the oral transmission and generation of children's playground singing games in schools. In particular, the role of social grouping in shaping ... More


The Playing Fields

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the socio-cultural contexts of children's playground singing games in Australia, Norway, England, Korea, and the United States. School organization and characteristics of the ... More


Musical play

Kathryn Marsh and Susan Young

in The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198744443
eISBN:
9780191805776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744443.003.0025
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

From infancy through to adolescence children engage in musical play when playing alone and with significant adults, peers, and family members. Play occurs in a range of contexts, including the home, ... More


Composition in the Playground

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The foregoing chapters have explored the interrelationship of oral transmission and generative practices in children's musical play in school playgrounds within its social context. While some ... More


Teaching and Learning in the Playground

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

One aspect of children's traditional forms of play that has most intrigued adults is the way in which a game is passed on from one child or group of children to another. In school playgrounds, ... More


Fanny & New Girl in Town

Ethan Mordden

in Coming up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140583
eISBN:
9780199848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140583.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

In the 1950s, the musical had two different choices of structure: the musical play and musical comedy. The two forms had much in common, but one element especially: interesting stories, untried ... More


West Side Story & Gypsy

Ethan Mordden

in Coming up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140583
eISBN:
9780199848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140583.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Popular

Some call these vastly different shows the culmination of an era in that their vitally story-oriented artistry tops off the epoch of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Others see the pair as the start of the ... More


Variations on a Theme: “Sar Macka Dora”

Kathryn Marsh

in The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children's Songs and Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308983
eISBN:
9780199863884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308983.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines creative strategies and forms of variation employed by children in terms of their musical play in school playgrounds through a detailed musical analysis of one singing game ... More


Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre

Ethan Mordden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199892839
eISBN:
9780199367696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892839.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book looks at the musical, from The Beggar's Opera to Wicked. Looking at Star Comic and Sweetheart Heroine; the war between musical comedy and operetta; the rise of the sexy story in the 1920s; ... More


The Structure of Twenties Operetta

Ethan Mordden

in Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199892839
eISBN:
9780199367696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892839.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter focuses on the operettas of the 1920s. Twenties operettas were not musical comedies with grander music but were musical plays, with all the comedy limited to a subsidiary character or ... More


The Invention of the Satiric Musical: How Can You Tell an American?

Ethan Mordden

in All That Jazz: The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190651794
eISBN:
9780190860929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651794.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter recounts the history of the musical satire and how it has found its place in American theatre. It also considers how elements of this genre are to be found in the musical adaptation of ... More


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