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Modernizing Practice Paradigms for New Music

Periodization Theory and Peak Performance Exemplified Through Extended Techniques


Jennifer Borkowski

The author examines how new music scores with extended playing techniques call for new practice structures. YouTube access to basic instructional videos and the streaming of sound files allows musicians today to learn easily and independently. Yet, the trailblazers in new music tackled new scores without these aids; they used imagination, experimentation and tenacity. Conscious use of both learning modalities can augment ideas of practice and performance preparation; expanding new music’s reach while preserving its fire. Practice is differentiated between the quick learning for an upcoming performance and the transformative learning that new music offers. Periodization theory from sport science provides a pedagogical framework for building both mental and physical stamina leading to peak performance.


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and capdance Book Design ( ‘For the Eye to Dance is Much Delight’ Cover and Book Design ‘For the Eye to Dance is Much Delight’ ISSN 2191-3072 ISBN 978-3-631-67397-3 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-06720-0 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-06720-0 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2016 All rights reserved. PL Academic Research is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH. Peter Lang – Frankfurt am Main · Bern · Bruxelles · New York · Oxford · Warszawa · Wien All parts of this publication are protected by copyright. Any utilisation outside the strict limits of the copyright law, without the permission of the publisher, is forbidden and liable to prosecution. This applies in particular to reproductions, translations, microfilming, and storage and processing in electronic retrieval systems. This publication has been peer reviewed. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Borkowski, Jennifer. Title: Modernizing practice paradigms for new music : periodization theory and peak performance exemplified through extended techniques / Jennifer Borkowski. Description: Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang, 2016. | Series: The art and science of music teaching and performance, ISSN 2191-3072 ; v. 2 | Includes bibliographical references. Identifiers: LCCN 2016012807 | ISBN 9783631673973 Subjects: LCSH: Flute--Instruction and study. | Flute--Performance. | Music--Performance--Psychological aspects. Classification: LCC MT340 .B67 2016 | DDC 781.44--dc23 LC record available at Thanks Special thanks to the following publishers for the generous permission to use their works: Hinrichsen Edition, Peters Edition Ltd. London; Bärenreiter-Verlag, Basel; Ro- bert Dick for the use of his work; Zeitvertrieb Wien Berlin and European American Music Distributors Company Thank you, Andy Icochea and...

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