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Overview Music is an important genre in the social aspects of every human being. The art of producing music for various reasons have developed over time and today music is part of the people’s lives. Music production advanced from the initial purpose of entertainment and passing of information to the commercial purposes. Additionally, the artists have advanced the styles of music production and hence it is important to improvise the pedagogical practices in the music classes. According to 21st Century Competencies that the Ministry of Education Singapore has identified “Critical and Inventive Thinking” as one of the key competencies that would help our students to have a holistic education to prepare them for the future. Improvisation in the private piano lessons would definitely help include imagination, invention, interpretation and personalized imitation. In this paper, will shall study the advantages of improvisation and the benefits it has in the music classroom.
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  Running head: MUSIC IMPROVISATION TEACHING PLAN 1 THE PEDAGOGICAL PRACTICE OF MUSIC IMPROVISATION METHODOLOGY, TEACHINGS & STRATEGY  Name Institution Course Date  MUSIC IMPROVISATION TEACHING PLAN 2 Overview Music is an important genre in the social aspects of every human being. The art of  producing music for various reasons have developed over time and today music is part of the  people’s lives. Music production advanced from the initial purpose of entertainment and passing of information to the commercial purposes. Additionally, the artists have advanced the styles of music production and hence it is important to improvise the pedagogical practices in the music classes. According to 21 st  Century Competencies that the Ministry of Education Singapore has identified “Critical and Inventive Thinking” as one of the key comp etencies that would help our students to have a holistic education to prepare them for the future. Improvisation in the private  piano lessons would definitely help include imagination, invention, interpretation and  personalized imitation. In this paper, will shall study the advantages of improvisation and the  benefits it has in the music classroom. Objectives    Learn the music history and the development up to date    The students should learn to study the market needs and analyze them    Learn various ways of music improvisation applicable in the industry    Acknowledge the need of customer satisfaction in the music industry    Acquire experience on various improvisation means Materials Bill Dobbins, (Jan., 1980),  Improvisation: An Essential Element of Musical Proficiency . Music Educators Journal, Vol. 66, No. 5 pp. 36-41  MUSIC IMPROVISATION TEACHING PLAN 3 Lisa M. Gruenhagen1 and Rachel Whitcomb, (2014),  Improvisational Practices in Elementary General Music Classrooms , Journal of Research in Music Education, Vol 61(4) 379  –  395 MAUD HICKEY, (2009) Can improvisation be ‘taught’?: A call for free improvisation in our  schools , Northwestern University, USA. Patricia Shehan Campbell, (Dec., 1991),  Unveiling the Mysteries of Musical Spontaneity , Music Educators Journal, Vol. 78, No. 4 pp. 21-24 Directions Step 1 : In this step assess and determine what the students already know about music improvisation skills. Interact with all the students and learn what they think about music and its development. Additionally, ask the students to predict what will happen in the music industry in future. Step 2:  Learn the contextualization and overview of the improvisation process. Under this stage, the students should learn and understand what is meant by music improvisation and the importance it has on the music producers as well as the consumers. The lesson materials should  be used thoroughly. Step 3:  Introduction to music improvisation history and its development up to the present date. The history of music will be taught under this step to ensure that every student understands how music began and the achievements made up to the present and what is expected in the future using the materials provided. Step 4:  Learn some key elements of improvisations such as formal training, context, and life experiences. The students should learn of the steps followed for one to get to the desired improvisation level in the music industry. The needs for formal training will be discussed in details and ensure the students understand its value in music industry. Additionally, the learners  MUSIC IMPROVISATION TEACHING PLAN 4 will appreciate the need of having a researched context based on the music market. The process will equip them with first-hand information for them to produce the appropriate music when they get to the field for experience. Step 5:  Improvising for the 16 Bars. The skill would be vital for the students and will enhance their knowledge about the music. The best way to ensure that the students understand the improvisation of the 16 bar is to ensure that the students first learn the importance of the practice and later help the students to learn the practice fully. Additionally, after learning the practice for one time, it would be necessary for one to examine the understanding of the practice and hence teach the areas that seems less understood by a majority of the students. Step 6:  Critique/ review of the practice. In this step, the students and the teacher will hold discussions and analyze the practice learnt of improvisation of music. The students will first give their views on the merits and demerits of improvisation of music. The practice is aimed at checking how much the students understood about the practice as well as the ability to think critically and analyze what they learnt in the previous steps. Step 7:  Learn the implications of the improvisation practice. Under this stage, the main objective will be to analyze the implications of the improvisation process of music. For instance, the introduction of piano learning has some influence on the learning process as well as in the quality of music produced in the industry. Additionally, the consumers’ taste of the music will be affected by the improvisation methods adapted in the course. The step will enhance the student’s understanding and on what to expect after the practices are incorporated in the system. Step 8:  Describe the importance of the improvisation methods selected for the improvement of the music produced in the industry. The students must understand benefits accrued from the implementation of the stated methods so that they can implement it fully for the progression of

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