The relationship between music and narrative is an established topic for debate in music scholarship. Narrative acts as an effective means of interpretation at every stage of musical performance, from teaching to listening. Narrative pedagogy has become a common practice in music studios primarily through the legacy of Arnold Jacobs’s pedagogy, but by tracing the fundamental concepts of narrative theory, narrative pedagogy becomes more insightful and encompassing. Teachers can approach teaching through narrative from several different aspects, from collaborative storytelling to analytical listening. Through this approach, teachers may encourage a constructive learning environment that fosters independent, original musical ideas.
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