iPractice: Technology in the 21st Century Music Practice Room

ISBN : 9780190660901

Jennifer Mishra; Barbara Fast
152 Pages
178 x 254 mm
Pub date
Dec 2018
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This book provides new practical tools that bridge the gap between familiar, easy-to-use technology and musical practice to enhance musicianship and motivate students. Authors Jennifer Mishra and Barbara Fast provide ideas for use with students of all levels, from beginners to musicians performing advanced repertoire. This book is written for teachers (both studio teachers and ensemble directors), but can be read by performers to help give new guidance to their own practice sessions. Some strategies in this book would not have been possible without advances in technology; others expand tried-and-true practice strategies with the use of technology. Most of the technologies discussed are free or inexpensive and don't require extensive specialist equipment or learning. Rather than replacing quality practice strategies, technology brings new tools to the practicing tool box. The strategies lay the foundation for how technology can be used in the practice room and are intended to spark creativity. The book encourages teachers and students to vary the integration of practice strategies with technology in personal ways to fit their own studios or practice routines. This book is all about exploring our musical practice through technology. The ideas in this book will invigorate your musical practice and lead to even more creativity between you and your students


About the Companion Website
The Big Picture: Overview of the Book
Bringing Practice into the 21st Century
Overlooked & Evolving Technology
And the Ears Have It!: Listening & Self-Recording
Beyond 4 Walls: Practicing as a Social Activity

About the author: 

Jennifer Mishra is a widely published music education researcher and university string educator with articles published in journals such as Psychology of Music and Journal of Research in Music Education. Barbara Fast, Professor of Piano, holds the Grant Endowed Chair of Music at the University of Oklahoma where she coordinates the group piano program as well as teaches graduate and undergraduate piano pedagogy.

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