The Swanwick/Tillman spiral of musical development: impacts and influences

Anderson, Anthony David (2022) The Swanwick/Tillman spiral of musical development: impacts and influences. British Journal of Music Education, 39 (1). pp. 1-43. ISSN 0265-0517

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In commemorating the 35th anniversary of the publication of the Swanwick/Tillman spiral, this editorial discusses some of the key themes arising from its publication. The article discusses the Swanwick/Tillman spiral’s place in music education history, its role in musical development, and its origins. There then follows a brief discussion of each article in this special edition, highlighting some of the significant features tackled by each contributor. The editorial concludes with some reflections on the future of musical development.

Item Type: Article
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11 November 2021Accepted
30 March 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: musical development, Swanwick/Tillman spiral, composing, BJME
Subjects: CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE)
Depositing User: Anthony Anderson
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2022 14:59
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2022 12:40

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