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Gvozdevskaya G. A. Japanese Traditional System of Music Education and Its Prospects in Russia
(Moscow University for the Humanities)
The article provides the reasons for addressing the Japanese traditions of musical training, such as the accumulation of a unique methodological experience, which has helped to achieve a high level of culture across the country.
We analyse the principles of Iemoto seidou as a path of transmitting excellence in various traditional arts of Japan, as well as the hierarchical structure and methods of teaching at Japanese ryuuha (schools). The latter combine openness to everyone with a profoundly professional approach. We also consider the methods of implementing the philosophical principle of wa (harmony) in Japanese music education.
We have reasons to believe that using the elements of traditional Japanese system can be beneficial for creating new methods of teaching improvisation and composing skills in the mass education of non-professionals. An example of such an approach can be found in the author's concept of using the Japanese experience in Russia for the development of creativity in the process of composing songs in Japanese style. Among other things, we propose to involve the principles of the Japanese shyouga (syllable-by-syllable singing of scores) in mastering the shakuhachi and improvising on it.
We conclude that familiarizing with Eastern music is beneficial for students and should follow the original rules of composing.
Keywords: musical education, system of musical education, Japan, Japanese traditions, Japanese traditional score.
Gvozdevskaya Galina Anatolievna, Candidate of Pedagogy, Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of International Relations and Tourism, Moscow State University. Address: 5 Yunosti St., Moscow, Russian Federation, 111395. Tel.: +7 (495) 374-69-35. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Citation: Gvozdevskaya G. A. (2015) Japanese Traditional System of Music Education and Its Prospects in Russia [ ]. Znanie. Ponimanie. Umenie, no. 1, pp. 264-270. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.17805/zpu.2015.1.25
Submission date: 12.12.2014.
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