All posts by Dr Zack Moir

Dr Zack Moir is a Lecturer in Popular Music at Edinburgh Napier University, and the University of the Highlands and Islands. He has a strong research interest in popular music pedagogy, music in higher education, musical improvisation and popular music composition. Zack is also an active musician and composer performing in ensembles and as a soloist, internationally. Zack is one of the editors of the 'Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education'.

Introducing… thinkingaboutmusic.com

Thinking About Music is a new multimedia blog for people who are interested in the academic study of music, in the widest and most inclusive sense of the term.

The ethos behind this site is one of communication, collaboration and exploration.  It is intended to be a hub for academics and practitioners interested in the study of music to present, discuss and develop ideas – a place to share  new and interesting work in an informal setting.  This is particularly valuable as, on one hand, it affords the opportunity for contributors to explore new ideas, report on work that may be in its early stages and to receive feedback from colleagues and other readers who may not typically engage with such work.  On the other hand, this site will prove to be an interesting repository of information for those interested in reading and getting involved in discussion about new research and practice in music.

Posts will take the form of video presentations and text-based articles and will cover many varied and diverse topics and, importantly, content will not be limited to any specific areas of musical study.  Our aim is to be informative yet entertaining, scholarly yet accessible and, most importantly engaging.  Please comment, discuss, support the authors and spread the word.  Also, if you have something that you’d like to contribute, then let us know.

We will be launching very soon so please register or follow us on twitter for updates!

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