MUSIC AS A "PHYSIOLOGICAL ACT"

THE MUSIC SCHOOLS OF ATTICA - THE UNOFFICIAL INSTITUTION OF ORALITY IN OFFICIAL MUSIC EDUCATION

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SECOND EDITION, UPDATED

If we accept that the journey towards the conquest of musical knowledge is long and the road difficult, then surely we have no choice but to walk as pleasantly as possible⋅ choosing the right company, driving away negative thoughts, having fun at every step...

Treating music as something abstract and original, like the mother tongue or children's play, could – at least in the first steps – turn out to be an excellent guide.

This opinion intends to prove that the Music School has succeeded, in the last thirty years or so, in approaching an educational model in which music is often unintentionally introduced to students with the face described above.

The author's long-term presence in these schools, as a student and teacher, ensures certain obvious advantages in his research, since, without overlooking his subjectivity, he narrates "his" story, which he lived closely and knows its details from first hand...

Along with it, the figures of the ethnography – figures closely linked to the institution in question – intervene, giving their testimonies in a human tone and enabling the reader to enter this still unknown world where music is, indeed, an act normal...

The adoption of such a framework of ethnographic polyphony in the way the text is written underlines the importance of Interactivity and Reflexivity in contemporary anthropological thought.