Today I finished my master's thesis and submitted it for review.
It's a big relief that it's now done; at the same time, I can't help but feel a bit, well, nostalgic. I know it's time for me to move on, but this project has occupied my mind for a good while and it's grown to be a part of me.
My master's thesis is on educational guitar music.
Educational music and pedagogical composing have been largely neglected by studies so far, for some reason. I feel that they in fact present a very interesting field and certainly would deserve more attention even at the highest levels of study.
If I will ever have the opportunity to continue my own studies, I'm sure that I'll go on along the same path. It's not only captivating; it also has the added benefit of being directly applicable to my composing, as witnessed by this site.
What do you say?
In the future I plan to introduce material from my thesis in this blog. It would be very beneficial, not to mention extremely interesting, to hear from you! Do you know of any studies that have been done into this particular subject? What are your personal thoughts on the matter; what should composers of educational music strive for? What should they avoid? Please comment!