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The Distin legacy : the rise of the brass band in 19th-century Britain (2021)
Thesis
Farr, R. The Distin legacy : the rise of the brass band in 19th-century Britain. (Thesis). University of Salford

Throughout the nineteenth century the brass band movement emerged as part of the larger processes of social, cultural and political change, and the rapid progress of industrialization. The growth of the movement was determined, most significantly, by... Read More about The Distin legacy : the rise of the brass band in 19th-century Britain.

A space for making : collaborative composition as social participation (2021)
Journal Article
Hart, A., & Williams, A. (2021). A space for making : collaborative composition as social participation. Organised Sound, 26(2), 240-254. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355771821000285

Music composition is traditionally regarded as an act of individual creation and expression, but can be approached, through the aid of digital platforms, as an activity which encourages learning through social participation. This article describes th... Read More about A space for making : collaborative composition as social participation.

The tablet as a classroom musical instrument (2018)
Journal Article
Hart, A. (2018). The tablet as a classroom musical instrument. Athens Journal of Education (online), 5(3), 299-324. https://doi.org/10.30958/aje.5-3-5

Music education is rightly recognised as an important part of children’s social, creative and academic development. Current UK policy holds that all children should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and have access to quality music... Read More about The tablet as a classroom musical instrument.

Towards an effective freeware resource for music composition in the primary classroom (2017)
Journal Article
Hart, A. (2017). Towards an effective freeware resource for music composition in the primary classroom. London Review of Education, 15(3), 407-424. https://doi.org/10.18546/LRE.15.3.06

This paper presents an ongoing project to develop a freeware resource for music composition in the primary classroom. The national curriculum for music at Key Stages 1 and 2 calls for students to 'compose music for a range of purposes using the inter... Read More about Towards an effective freeware resource for music composition in the primary classroom.

SPARC 2017 retrospect & prospects : Salford postgraduate annual research conference book of abstracts (2017)
Book
Abubaker, M., Al Somali, S., Broadley, R., Lawal, O., Obeng, J., Khan, I., …Takhtravanchi, M. (2017). T. Ireland (Ed.), SPARC 2017 retrospect & prospects : Salford postgraduate annual research conference book of abstracts. Salford, UK: University of Salford

Welcome to the Book of Abstracts for the 2017 SPARC conference. This year we not only celebrate the work of our PGRs but also the 50th anniversary of Salford as a University, which makes this year’s conference extra special. Once again we have receiv... Read More about SPARC 2017 retrospect & prospects : Salford postgraduate annual research conference book of abstracts.

Microtonal tunings in electronic dance music : a survey of precedent and potential (2016)
Journal Article
Hart, A. (2016). Microtonal tunings in electronic dance music : a survey of precedent and potential. Contemporary Music Review, 35(2), 242-262. https://doi.org/10.1080/07494467.2016.1221635

While numerous contemporary composers have explored the endless possibilities afforded by microtonal tuning systems, Western popular music has hitherto rarely ventured from the harmonic comfort zone of 12-tone equal temperament. This article highligh... Read More about Microtonal tunings in electronic dance music : a survey of precedent and potential.

A constructivist approach to developing interactive digital technology for musical learning
Thesis
Hart, A. (in press). A constructivist approach to developing interactive digital technology for musical learning. (Thesis). University of Salford

This study explores the potential added value of interactive digital technology to early-years music education through the development of software artefacts and their application in the primary classroom. The aims of the study are to investigate and... Read More about A constructivist approach to developing interactive digital technology for musical learning.