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A Study Related to the Usage of Contemporary Turkish Piano Music Works in Music Teacher Training

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
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DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.700
  • Piano Education
  • Contemporary Turkish Music
  • Education
  • Musicology


Abstract The formation of Turkish music repertoire has been encouraged since the establishment of the Republic in Turkey, and Turkish composers’ intensive efforts have raised our tunes with national motifs to the universal music level. In this regard, many artistic and educational oriented works of art have been written, which take their source from classical Turkish music and rhythms for the piano repertoire. Music teachers in Turkey are trained in the departments of music education, department of fine arts education in faculties of education at universities. Piano education is very important in music teacher training. Students are given piano training during their undergraduate studies of 4 years, and graduate with the vocalization of a wide repertoire ranging from the works of art of the baroque period to the ones in the contemporary period. Contemporary Turkish piano music works carry a great importance within this repertoire. The purpose of this research is to put forward with a current point of view the position and importance of contemporary Turkish piano music works in music teacher training in our present day.Within the scope of the research, Turkish piano music works in terms of programs and repertoire in music teacher training will be analysed on account of their technical features and appropriateness in education, and by handling them with a model directed towards establishing a situation, encountered difficulties and resolution suggestions will be evaluated within the framework of a descriptive method.

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