By David G. Hebert

This good researched quantity tells the tale of song schooling in Japan and of the wind band contest geared up by means of the All-Japan Band organization. pointed out the following for the 1st time because the world’s biggest musical festival, it draws 14,000 bands and good over 500,000 opponents. The book’s insightful contribution to our realizing of either tune and schooling chronicles song studying in jap faculties and groups. It examines the competition from a number of views, together with these of coverage makers, adjudicators, conductors and younger musicians. The ebook is an illuminating window at the international of jap wind bands, a special hybrid culture that comingles modern western idioms with conventional eastern impacts. as well as its social heritage of eastern college song courses, it indicates how participation in eastern tuition bands contributes to scholars’ experience of identification, and sheds new mild at the means of studying to play eu orchestral instruments.

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