Research Papers/Topics in Music Education

Original Compositions Using Elements From Fumεfumε Traditional Music

ABSTRACTThis study is an exercise in creative ethnomusicology as defined by Nigerian composer and scholar, Akin Euba. Bode Omojola (1995) refers to Euba‟s creative ethnomusicology as the “reinterpretation of stylistic tendencies”. It will engage works where materials collected through ethnomusicological methods are used for composition (e.g. the works of Nigerians Joshua Uzoigwe and Ayo Bankole and Ghanaians J. H. K. Nketia and Kenneth Kafui). A major goal of this work is to capture a s...

Zibo Music – Processes And Effects Of Christian Indoctrination Among The Northern Ewes

ABSTRACTZibo music is a distinct musical genre in the Asogli area in the northern part of the Volta Region. This musical tradition has experienced important transformations in the last decades as some practitioners move it from its original secular status to a sacred one. The study is premised on the fact that musical traditions like all other aspects of culture also have the natural capacity to consciously or unconsciously effect changes in their performance modes. Taking a constructivist ap...

Saxophone Solos In Ghanaian Highlife Music: An Analytical Study Of Tempos And The Ramblers International Bands

ABSTRACT Highlife dance band music is one genre of popular music in Ghana that makes use of both Western and African idioms. This makes highlife music to be enjoyed by both Africans and Westerners. One unique characteristic of this type of highlife music is improvisation. Other instruments such as the trumpet and guitar perform this style but the saxophone instrument, is preferred above all the others. This study aims at recording and compiling selected saxophone solos by the Tempos and...

The Lunsi Traditional Music Of The Frafras In Tamso

ABSTRACT Lunsi musical type, according to the Frafra in Tamso, is a traditional music meant for general use in the community. It can be performed at funerals, weddings, parties and any other recreational events. This study accesses the difference in lunsi at its place of origin and at Tamso so far as instrumentation, costume, recruitment, training, performance, communication, and migration are concerned. The study also examines the characteristics of lunsi music as compared to tha...

Music Production And Preservation At Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

ABSTRACT It is an acknowledged fact that colonial experience left its mark not only in the political, religious and economic life, but also in education and entertainment through the media in Ghana and for that matter Africa. One of the positive outcomes of the colonial encounter, especially in Ghana, is indicated in the establishment of radio and, later, television broadcasting. Music which has been a great tool and vehicle of communication helped in achieving this success. Music prod...

Ghanaian Popular Music And Sociopolitical Commentary; A case Study of Barima Sidney

ABSTRACT This dissertation discusses the relationship between Ghanaian popular music and sociopolitical commentary. Its explore Hiplife music focusing on five selected songs of Barima Sidney. Based on a case study approach, the study employs qualitative methods of inquiry by drawing on intensive personal interviews, focused groups, archive and commercial music videos, journals, press cuts from the Internet, the social media as well as life-history method. The interpretation of song texts...

Career Sustainability in The Ghanaian Music Industry ;The Case of Okyeame Kwame

ABSTRACT The discourse on music sustainability within ethnomusicological circles has largely focused on the protection of the environment and the sustenance of both music traditions and their material music cultures which are endangered. Thus, there is hardly any discourse on the sustenance of the careers of the musicians whose work actively keeps these music traditions alive; although there have been observations made about the difficulties associated with sustaining a career in music....

The Fruits Of Apatampa

ABSTRACTIn trying to expand the modern post-tonal music practices and techniques, using traditional idioms, this work is focused on Apatampa dance music (a recreational dance of the Fante people in the Central Region of Ghana) in an original composition named ‘The Fruits of Apatampa.’ The study seeks to explore the rhythmic resources of Apatampa dance music in a contemporary art composition. It blends new trends in contemporary art compositions with traditional drum idioms found in Apatam...

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti: Performance as African Carnivalesque Aesthetics

In view of (occasional) problems encountered in relating to the aesthetics of primarily oral texts like the ones under study here, I have deliberately tried to give a hint of the general direction of the essay from the outset. The choice of the word "carnivalesque" in the title is therefore geared towards this end; it is meant to embrace the total performance implicit in "carnivalisation,"1 in strict Bakhtinian sense, among others. The overall strategy of the essay is to locate these ae...

REMINISCENCE OF MANHYIA TETE ADOWA AN ORIGINAL COMPOSITION IN CONTEMPORARY IDIOM

ABSTRACT The research work took place both in Kumasi and Yamfo in the Ashanti and BrongAhafo Regions of Ghana respectively. It consists ofstudying the AdolVa musical type of the Akan and blends the musical elements drawn from it with scholarly compositional techniques as a way of contributing to African art music The work looks at the repertoire of AdolVa, and critically examines its compositional techniques and utilizes the resources to compose new music. This new music preserves the ...

MUSIC IN FOOTBALL: A STUDY OF THE MUSICAL CHAPTER ‘O’ OF ACCRAHEARTS OF OAK SPORTING CLUB

ABSTRACT Since its inception in 1863, association football has seen tremendous improvement and is currently one of the most patronized sports in the world. It is intriguing the manner in which football has been associated with music, evident by the national anthems, official world cup songs, football club songs, cheer songs, sports music concerts and brass band music that are performed in football. This study discusses how Musical Chapter ‘O’ uses music to support Accra Hearts of Oa...

CHANGE AND CONTINUITY OF EDZOXOXO LINYIMEWAVU OF THE PEOPLE OF DZOGBEFEME – AVATIME

ABSTRACT This study offers a theoretical perspective for understanding music as a concept and cultural process of medium of musical change. By reviewing the existing theories of change scholarly and contextualizing it within the African context. The researcher identifies musical change in Edzᴐxoxo warrior music of the people of Dzobgeƒeme- Avatime for critical examination through the theories of change. To be able the researcher achieve the set goals, this research is anchored around...

A CRITICAL STUDY OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IN TAMALE

ABSTRACT This is a study of the expanding music industry in Tamale, focusing on its artistes. It examines how they create and produce their music, how they market and promote the music and their images, and also the nature and art of their performances and the scope of their export beyond Tamale. The contemporary popular musicians of Tamale have been making all efforts since to gain a national appeal and attention to no avail. The problem discussed in the study is that, as long as an ar...

THE ROLE OF MUSICAL ARTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: A STUDY OF SOME SELECTED EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTRES IN THE KRACHI EAST DISTRICT..

ABSTRACT This work presents how Music and the musical Arts are effectively used in the Early Childhood Centres in promoting children‟s developmental abilities in their early years. Qualitative approach was used and data were obtained through observations, interviews and document study. Twenty-four (24) respondents from twelve (12) early childhood education centres in the Krachi East District were purposively sampled for the study. Findings indicate that, Music, taught with the integra...

FOLK SONGS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC EDUCATION: A STUDY IN SOME SELECTED SCHOOLS IN AFADJATO-SOUTH DISTRICT..

ABSTRACT The research examined the use of folk songs in early childhood education in three selected schools in the Afadjato-South District. The study investigated the actual extent to which folk songs were taught and their implications on early childhood education. It also identified the type of folk songs that were suitable for the early childhood programme. The researcher used qualitative method approach and implemented the case study strategy. Data were collected and analysed with th...


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