Usage of Ulvi Cemal Erkin’s ‘Duyuşlar’ Compositions in Music Education Departments, According to the Opinions of Piano Educators

Hamza Serdar Turan, Sirin Akbulut Demirci


Piano lessons which take place in music education departments involve example works of Turkish and world composers, education music examples, piano literature and learning-teaching techniques. Within this context, Ulvi Cemal Erkin, who is a member of The Turkish Five, wrote a composition called Duyuşlar, which consists of 11 pieces and is used in piano training. In this study, it was aimed to determine the usage of the composition Duyuşlar in the programs of institutions teaching music education in piano lessons in terms of technique, musical, and style characteristics. In accordance with this purpose, interviews are carried out by asking semi-structured interview questions to piano instructors who are using this work in their education process and working in Music Education Departments. The results of the interviews are determined into themes and codes using the qualitative research analysis program NVivo11. As a result, it is observed that the usage frequency in the direction of the themes and the recommended levels to use in the students vary, but the works contribute to piano education in terms of piano techniques, aksak measures, nuances, expressions, tempo and polyphonic techniques. It has also been proposed to increase the frequency of usage of Duyuşlar. It is thought that this study will contribute to the field of piano education in terms of the limited literature about this composition.

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