Doctoral Pilot Study – Part 2a

My journey continues…. (Page 2014) This blog is a continuation of a series. See here (Page 2016a) for the previous blog. Year 2016: 5th Observation Part a Whilst I was making headway with the development of my music praxis – significant headway in my opinion – , my actual production plan still did not have the...

Now

This blog is a continuation of a series. See here for the previous blog. The Opportunity The here and now always represents an opportunity – an opportunity to change, or not to change. To choose either is a choice, despite what we may tell ourselves. As the image above highlights, life is dynamic, flowing in patterns. However unlike the...

Doctoral Research Study – Part 2k

My journey continues…. (Page 2014) This blog is a continuation of a series. See here (Page 2015a) for the previous blog. Year 2015: 2nd Observation Part k As part of the professional doctorate program I had entered, we were inducted into the world of academic research study. Whilst I was a relative open book in terms...

Me, myself, I – my lifelong commitment to advancing my self & my creative practice

September 2015 Message sent to my HE undergraduate Creative Practice students at the completion of their Trimester studies. “I think the grades and comments are reflective of your personal learning and effort across this Trimester. Irrespective of your grade or overall result, I trust that everyone has an increased awareness of their Creative Arts practice,...

Effective and best practice for the contemporary music practitioner

Standards of effective practice have played an important part in the audio industry, even though these may be challenged by DIY culture and practices. Historically, the music and audio industry’s standards have addressed commercial and technical criteria. In commercial terms a “successful record producer is, by definition, someone who has had multiple hits” (Burgess 1997,...

Doctoral Research Study – Part 2g

My journey continues…. (Page 2014) This blog is a continuation of a series. See here (Page 2015a) for the previous blog. Year 2015: 2nd Observation Part g Bordering my music-making practice As mentioned in the previous blog, I came to understand within the first few months I needed to broadly explore the fields and disciplines of...

Educational Philosophy Part 3c

On track to develop mastery of one self, what is your approach to education and learning? (contd) Layer 9: My approach in the learning experience Continuing on from my previous blogs in this series: it is my desired goal to develop a collaborative, collegial, safe learning environment. Trust and respect are core to this process. As mentioned in the...

Educational Philosophy Part 3b

On track to develop mastery of one self, what is your approach to education and learning? Layer 8: My approach in preparing for a learning practice session Continuing on from my previous blogs in this series: as I have indicated in my first blog, I have laid this section out in the following nine (9) parts. Layer 8a: My approach...

Reflective Practice – Part 5

In addition to formal industry training, imitation and scaffolded experience, a third essential aspect of training and developing ones’ creative practice, is reflection (Burgess 2013, 35; Schön 1983, 3; McKee 2003; Roth 1989). Lawrence-Wilkes & Chapman (2015) encourage practitioners irrespective of their level within an industry or field: “Reflective practice provides an opportunity to enhance professional...

Doctoral Research Study – Part 2f

My journey continues…. (Page 2014a) This blog is a continuation of a series. See here (Page 2015a) for the previous blog. Year 2015: 2nd Observation Part f Bordering my music-making practice As mentioned in the previous blog, I came to understand within the first few months I needed to broadly explore the fields and disciplines of...

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