An Analysis of Zilizopendwa for the Development of Instructional Materials for Music Education

Ondieki, Donald Otoyo (2010) An Analysis of Zilizopendwa for the Development of Instructional Materials for Music Education. PhD thesis, Kenyatta University.

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This research focused on the development of instructional materials for music education from Zilizopendwa (early Kenyan popular music of 1945 - 1975) with the hope of providing a socio-cultural education. The study sought to: establish musical and extra-musical content of Zilizopendwa; identify features of Zilizopendwa that are practical for use in education; develop an index of song material; each with derivable music concepts; and generate learning materials from Zilizopendwa useable for teaching music concepts and skills. The study was conducted in Nairobi and Nyanza provinces. The study population included music teachers, popular musicians and recordings from era under study. Purposive and stratified sampling techniques yielded respondents for the study. Data collection instruments included opinionnaire, observation and analysis schedules. Qualitative data was analysed through the descriptive method that involved the transcription of songs into staff notation for analysis in reference to musical concepts and translation of text into English to facilitate understanding of verbal message. The study authenticates the suitability of Zilizopendwa in providing materials functional in music education. Through the analysis, an instructional model was created that validates the genre's applicability for music instruction. The study further generated a collection of song material for classroom use. A song index was developed to guide the selection of this song material for the implementation of various segments of the music curriculum. Finally, in light of the study findings, the recommendations made for possible implementations by relevant authorities included the need for: teaching strategies that involve active experiences with the music; socio-cultural sensitive education policies, methodologies, strategies' and resources; equipping teachers with contemporary teaching strategies and techniques and the incorporation of more socio-cultural teaching materials and resources in music education.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Divisions: Africana
Depositing User: Geoffrey Obatsa
Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 09:17
Last Modified: 02 May 2017 09:17

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