Music Forum, Volume 15, Number 1



Selected articles from Music Forum Volume 15, Number 1

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Dalcroze Eurhythmics Spreads Through South East Asia

By Sandra Nash

It is interesting to witness the vigour with which music teachers in South East Asian countries are taking to European approaches in the field of music education. I refer specifically to Dlacroze Eurhythmics which evolved just one hundred years ago in Switzerland. Its spread and enthusiastic adoption in recent years is probably beyond the wildest dress of tsp founder, Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950) yet it is a remarkable to see how his ideas have fallen on fertile soil in countries far from Europe.

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The Maruki Method

by Chris Nicholls

A very different musical education for the community

In March 2005 I was given a viola for my 20th wedding anniversary by my wife. Up to that point, I had never played any instrument nor was I able to read a single note of music. In July 2007 I started to learn the viola part of Mahler’s 1st Symphony. I am not unusually gifted or talented, although I do have a good ear. So how can this be? This is the story of a musical education system like no other, as illustrated in a community orchestra like no other – the Maruki Community Orchestra.

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Tutti: A Case Study

By Pat Rix

Enabling People with Disabilities to Participate in the Mainstream

There is a struggle going on in Australia. It is happening in our cities and suburbs, in our regional centres and small towns. It goes to the heart of what we as Australians believe is a “fair go” because it is a struggle between commitment and indifference, between inclusion and exclusion, between fairness and injustice and ultimately between right and wrong. It is moreover a one-sided affair in which the strugglers are for the most part invisible.

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