Foundations of Music Education

Foundations of Music Education is part two of Dr. Whitwell’s three-part series, On Education.

This book traces the history of music education from the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome to the modern era. The reader will see the most natural concepts of the ancient music education as it then passes through the Dark Ages when the Church made music a branch of mathematics and then through the Renaissance when formal music education meant only theoretical teaching. The search for how music communicates emotion during the Baroque Period began the path back toward teaching music rather than teaching about music.

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