Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee
University of Adelaide · School of Education

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
After years of miserable piano lessons Daniel Lee discovered his true passion when he first saw Jazz guitarist Emily Remler playing a blues. Observing the combination of the sophisticated and the unassuming was a true life changing experience for him. He graduated from the Elder Conservatorium’s Jazz program in the mid 90’s and has recently completed a PhD in Music Education. His research outputs include international conferences and journal articles on music education, culture, and methodology
Additional affiliations
January 2017 - present
University of Tasmania
Position
  • Postgraduate Research
Description
  • PhD project in Music Education
March 2016 - December 2017
Charles Darwin University
Position
  • Lecturer
February 2015 - December 2015
Charles Darwin University
Position
  • Postgraduate Research
Description
  • Masters research in International Education
Education
January 2017 - January 2020
University of Tasmania
Field of study
  • Eduaction
February 2016 - November 2016
Charles Darwin University
Field of study
  • Eduaction
March 2006 - November 2007
Murdoch University
Field of study
  • Education

Publications

Publications (41)
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A study recently conducted by researchers at the University of Tasmania examined curricula and pedagogies employed by Higher Education institutions delivering Popular Music programs in Australia. The study found a lack of uniformity among the courses regarding the definitional boundaries of genre and just exactly what 'Popular Music' is, or is not....
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Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the music industry was already experiencing uncertainty as musicians experimented with new modes of dissemination and monetization following developments in telecommunications. The arrival of the internet instigated varying, sometimes contradictory, cultural concerns including dispersion, dissipation, preservation, d...
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This report discusses results of a comparison of two Gretsch guitars measuring their feedback characteristics. Feedback was invoked in the two guitars and the lowest volume at which feedback would sustain was measured.
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This paper reports on data collected for an ongoing project examining activities of online guitar communities.
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A study conducted at the University of Tasmania investigated curricula design and pedagogical practices of popular music courses in Australian higher education institutions. By engaging with an inductive research methodology, unforeseen themes in the data were found including the role of music education in cultural concerns.
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A study conducted by researchers at the University of Tasmania investigated the curriculum content and pedagogical practices of Contemporary Popular Music (CPM) bachelor degree (AQF7) courses offered by Australian higher education institutions. Data were collected in the first semester of 2018 via online surveys and interviews of students, alumni a...
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A study conducted by researchers at the University of Tasmania investigated pedagogical approaches and curricula used in contemporary popular music (CPM) courses delivered by Australian higher education institutions, with a specific focus on guitar tuition. The research questioned how pedagogies in use by Australian tertiary institutions are releva...
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To 'augment' is to make greater (Robinson, 2002). Many popular music courses augment their curricula with jazz content. This paper examines if the inclusion of jazz content in popular music courses has the potential to make courses 'greater' by improving perceived graduate outcomes and/or increasing equity of access to higher music education. A stu...
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This data was collected for a study designed to ascertain the impact of Covid-19 on virtual guitar communities. Data were collected from seven popular YouTube guitar channels recording the number of uploads each month. The time-frame selected was from August 2019 to July 2020 offering a 6 month frame either side of the first cases of Covid-19 recor...
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This data is from a post within a social media guitar community and lists member's favorite YouTube guitar teachers. It also demonstrates online guitar communities acting in accordance to Wenger's definition of a Community of Practice and Kozinets' definition of a virtual community.
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This study investigated the pedagogical approaches and curricula of contemporary popular music (CPM) courses delivered by Australian higher education institutions with a specific focus on guitar tuition. The scope of the study included Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 (AQF7, Bachelor Degree) courses in which a student could choose to maj...
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Research was recently conducted into an observed gender disparity in guitar student cohorts and online guitar communities. Data reveal there is a much higher percentage (<93%) of male guitar students in sample cohorts, and male participants in guitar communities (Lee, 2020). The most common perception among participants regarding the primary cause...
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A study conducted by researchers at the University of Tasmania observed a gender disparity among guitar students in Australian tertiary popular music programs. The study's data suggests approximately ninety percent of Australian tertiary popular music guitar students identify as male. Further research was conducted to investigate how this phenomena...
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Twenty-first century telecommunications have spawned new developments in anthropological research. Researchers now utilize online tools and investigate virtual social phenomena. A research project at the University of Tasmania required the development of a tailored methodology to investigate real-world activities across multiple education instituti...
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Transcription of Emily Remler's guitar solo on the Ray Brown Trio song Mistreated but Undefeated Blues
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Transcription of Vince Jones' Trumpet solo over the Jazz standard 'Comes Love'
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Research suggests graduates from music courses in Australian tertiary institutions typically undertake portfolio careers that include a combination of performing and teaching. Both of these activities could have ongoing artistic ripple effects on the musical communities the graduates inhabit. This paper reports on a qualitative post-graduate resear...
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The published version of this article is available here: https://wim.hypotheses.org/1302 This is a short essay discussing the cultural-aesthetic implications of the social distancing response to the Covid-19 virus from the perspective of the music industry in Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOOkhv2cAKE
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21st century telecommunications phenomena have spawned new developments in social science research methodologies. Researchers now utilise online tools to investigate virtual and real-world social phenomena. New methodologies designed to include these are a valuable tool for contemporary anthropologists. A current research study at the University of...
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A study is being conducted by researchers at the University of Tasmania examining pedagogical practices and curriculum content of guitar programs in Contemporary Popular Music courses delivered by Australian universities. Data were collected via surveys, interviews and industry documents. A contemporary methodology blending aspects of Ethnography a...
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21 st century telecommunications have spawned new developments in anthropological research. Researchers now utilise online tools and investigate virtual social phenomena. A research project at the University of Tasmania required the development of a tailored methodology to investigate real-world activities across multiple education institutions and...
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Geographical boundaries of musical communities began to break down with the advent of written music and were further challenged with the developments of transport and recording technologies and the following dissemination of music via communications technologies. Sales of sheet music and musical recordings encouraged the global spread of music cult...
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Music is a prominent feature of cultural identities worldwide. Therefore, music educators have potential influence in shaping cultural identities of subsequent generations. A study at the University of Tasmania is currently examining tertiary contemporary popular music (CPM) programs around Australia, their pedagogical practices, their impact on th...
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Are the onward revolutions of online technologies and activities driving the world toward a global musical monoculture? Should this be embraced or embattled by Australian educational institutions delivering Contemporary Popular Music (CPM) programs? Do geographical boundaries matter anymore in music culture? What roles have, could, or should, educa...
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Who is the best guitarist in the world, ever? This seems to be a popular question in the guitar industry publications and online guitar communities as there is much discourse on the topic. This paper assimilates ten top-ten lists of the world's greatest guitar players to create a meta-list and a platform for further socio-cultural discussion on the...
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This is a series of 8 compositions design to emulate the aesthetics of Oz Rock. They are intended as guitar duets for students in upper secondary or early tertiary music programs. Demonstrations of student recordings can be beard here: https://youtu.be/mCzqnohXhlk
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How do educators ascertain the pedagogical value of a musical composition for inclusion as curriculum exemplars? A number of factors contribute, including: canonic status, historical and cultural significance, popularity, and aesthetic values. This comparative case study examines a number of Australian compositions from within the scope of Contempo...
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Research suggests graduates from music courses in Australian tertiary institutions typically undertake portfolio careers. These careers most often include a combination of performing and teaching. This study addresses the question; How do the curriculum content and pedagogical practices of Contemporary Popular Music courses influence their graduate...
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This study aimed to develop an up-to-date canon for electric guitar for use in popular music education in Australia through research of relevant industry data. A prospective pedagogical canon of ten songs was derived and discussed with suggestions for further curricula content and exemplars proposed. Quantitative and qualitative methodologies were...
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This paper discusses the findings of a qualitative study, conducted in Australia, which embarked on the task of detecting and defining aspects of Australian guitar culture. This was undertaken by identifying and locating musically notate-able, quintessentially Australian guitar performance styles through an analytical look at the music of historica...
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There is a metaphorical incoming tide of information technology (IT) in the global guitar community. This phenomenological study examines the activities of the online guitar community to determine its role in guitar pedagogy. It questions how the traditional teacher-student model can continue to operate amidst the floodwaters of online guitar educa...
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There is a metaphorical incoming tide of information technology(IT) in the global guitar community. This phenomenological study examines the activities of the online guitar community to determine its role in guitar pedagogy and how the traditional teacher-student model can continue to operate amidst the floodwaters of online guitar education resour...
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This preliminary study for a PhD thesis discusses the voices from Australian and international researchers on the topic of contemporary popular music education. The research focuses on guitar pedagogy and the preparation of university graduates for professional integration into the music industry. The popular music industry has seen an increasing...
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In 1985 Jazz guitarist Joe Pass made the following observation: ‘Classical Guitarists have had a few hundred years in which to evolve an organized, disciplined approach to playing a “proper” method…the electric guitar is so recent an innovation that we’re only beginning to recognize its possibilities as a legitimate instrument.’ (Pass, 1985, iv). T...
Thesis
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The study investigated the development of a meta-canon for the electric guitar by analysing the status of various compositions within the implicit standard repertoire of electric guitar. An international curriculum for instrumental electric guitar tuition based on a meta-canon of ten songs was then proposed. The meta-canon was designed with a speci...
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Globalisation, through its many means, including the internet and also faster and more economic travel, has made the musical marketplace a very different place than it was when the traditional music education practices were established in Australia. Furthermore, since the middle of the twentieth century, each new generation has sought after, and/or...
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There has been plenty of criticism of Jazz education, asserting that the education programs are simply producing musician clones. The criticism claims that students in these programs are being taught the same material from the same sources by the same lecturers and as a result are graduating from the courses with little or no creative ability. Cont...

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The purpose of this study is to examine the development of guitar programs and curricula within popular music courses offered by universities within Australia to ascertain the influence of the pedagogical approaches employed on local performance styles. It is anticipated that the findings of this study will highlight the impact of the content within guitar programs in Australian universities regarding how they relate directly to the local popular music genre and the local guitar community. It is expected that this will offer useful insight into the development of future curricula to maximise the cultural value of Australian contemporary popular music courses within the local and global music industry.