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”Jazz chose me”? En kvantitativ och kvalitativ studie om saxofonisters genretillhörigheter

Millers, Janis LU (2021) LIMP32 20202
Malmö Academy of Music
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to get a broader understanding of the factors surrounding the choice of genre affiliations among saxophonists based on two primary umbrella terms: the jazz/black American music genre and the classical genre. The focus of the study can be boiled down to these research questions:

• When and how does a saxophonist usually pick their genre affiliation, if it even is an active choice?
• Are there any correlations between the genre affiliation of a teacher and that of their students’ later genre affiliations?

Data was collected through an online survey along with interviews with five prominent saxophonists from both genres after which they were analyzed and compared to previous research.

The results of... (More)
The purpose of this study is to get a broader understanding of the factors surrounding the choice of genre affiliations among saxophonists based on two primary umbrella terms: the jazz/black American music genre and the classical genre. The focus of the study can be boiled down to these research questions:

• When and how does a saxophonist usually pick their genre affiliation, if it even is an active choice?
• Are there any correlations between the genre affiliation of a teacher and that of their students’ later genre affiliations?

Data was collected through an online survey along with interviews with five prominent saxophonists from both genres after which they were analyzed and compared to previous research.

The results of the study show that there are many ways a saxophone goes about to find their genre affiliations but a few themes revealed themselves. An inspiring moment or an inspiring teacher is often one way, but educational choices seem to be another common way. A saxophonist’s genre affiliation is also found to be strongly correlated with that of their teacher. Furthermore, jazz saxophonists and male saxophonists place less importance on their teacher’s as influential in the choice of their genre affiliation than classical and female saxophonists. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Syftet med denna studie är att få en bredare förståelse för de faktorer som påverkar valet av genretillhörighet bland saxofonister utifrån två breda genrekategorier: jazz/afroamerikansk musik och klassisk musik. Studiens fokus går att sammanfatta i följande frågeställningar:
• När och hur brukar en saxofonist välja genretillhörighet, om det ens är ett aktivt val?
• Finns det några korrelationer mellan en lärares genretillhörighet och elevens senare genretillhörighet?

Datainsamlingen skedde dels genom en onlineenkät samt intervjuer med fem framstående saxofonister från båda genrerna varpå de analyserades och jämfördes med tidigare forskning.

Studiens resultat visar att det finns många vägar en saxofonist kan ta för att hitta sin... (More)
Syftet med denna studie är att få en bredare förståelse för de faktorer som påverkar valet av genretillhörighet bland saxofonister utifrån två breda genrekategorier: jazz/afroamerikansk musik och klassisk musik. Studiens fokus går att sammanfatta i följande frågeställningar:
• När och hur brukar en saxofonist välja genretillhörighet, om det ens är ett aktivt val?
• Finns det några korrelationer mellan en lärares genretillhörighet och elevens senare genretillhörighet?

Datainsamlingen skedde dels genom en onlineenkät samt intervjuer med fem framstående saxofonister från båda genrerna varpå de analyserades och jämfördes med tidigare forskning.

Studiens resultat visar att det finns många vägar en saxofonist kan ta för att hitta sin genretillhörighet, men några teman visade sig. Ett inspirerande ögonblick eller en inspirerande lärare kan vara ett sätt, men att valet sker i anslutning till val av utbildning verkar också vara vanligt. En saxofonists genretillhörighet visar sig också vara starkt korrelerat med sin lärares genretillhörighet. Dessutom placerar både jazzsaxofonister och manliga saxofonister mindre vikt vid tidiga lärares genretillhörighet för deras egna val än klassiska saxofonister och kvinnliga saxofonister. (Less)
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author
Millers, Janis LU
supervisor
organization
course
LIMP32 20202
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
Afro-amerikansk musik, Genretillhörighet, Jazz, Klassisk musik, Musikpedagogik, Saxofon, Utbildningsvetenskap, Black American music, Classical music, Genre affiliation, Music education, Saxophone, Educational science
language
Swedish
id
9041617
date added to LUP
2021-03-11 14:53:55
date last changed
2021-04-07 16:57:24
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 • When and how does a saxophonist usually pick their genre affiliation, if it even is an active choice? 
 • Are there any correlations between the genre affiliation of a teacher and that of their students’ later genre affiliations?

Data was collected through an online survey along with interviews with five prominent saxophonists from both genres after which they were analyzed and compared to previous research.

The results of the study show that there are many ways a saxophone goes about to find their genre affiliations but a few themes revealed themselves. An inspiring moment or an inspiring teacher is often one way, but educational choices seem to be another common way. A saxophonist’s genre affiliation is also found to be strongly correlated with that of their teacher. Furthermore, jazz saxophonists and male saxophonists place less importance on their teacher’s as influential in the choice of their genre affiliation than classical and female saxophonists.},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Jazz chose me”? En kvantitativ och kvalitativ studie om saxofonisters genretillhörigheter},
  year         = {2021},
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