Beyond the Narrative: Considering the Larger Pedagogical Toolbox for the Popular Music Survey

Joanna Love


This essay contributes responds to David Blake’s re-envisioning of university popular music curricula. In what follows, I engage with Blake’s suggestions for a post-hip hop pedagogical toolkit and propose ways to expand the discussion to encompass a larger holistic examination of popular music curricula. More specifically, I consider external factors that affect pedagogical choices and examine how specific course objectives and assessments might look in the context of Blake’s proposed materialist discourse.


music; pop; rock; pedagogy; survey; popular music; objectives; assessment; 21st Century

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