• Chamil Arkhasa Nikko Mazlan Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
  • Mohd Hassan Abdullah Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris


This article proposes a pragmatism approach useful in explaining the logic of learning jazz guitar reharmonization techniques. Music and practices are both unseparated and unified in the field of music education. This poses challenges for traditional and western music consolidation because reharmonization technique is only known in western music repertoires while traditional music normally utilizes old-style repertoires. Some practitioners rooted in dogmatic thinking still maintain authenticity and traditions. In this study, our data is gathered using qualitative content analysis. We then identified similarity of pragmatism principles along with the interpretation of jazz reharmonization techniques. We suggest that pragmatism approach is a useful pathway for music educators to reconceptualize teaching and learning of traditional music using jazz reharmonization technique and then, recreate and innovate a new sound and context of learning jazz harmony rather than using jazz standards repertoires.


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How to Cite
Mazlan, C. A. N., & Abdullah, M. H. (2020). UTILIZING PRAGMATISM PRINCIPLES IN LEARNING JAZZ GUITAR REHARMONIZATION TECHNIQUE USING MALAY ASLI SONG. International Journal of Applied and Creative Arts, 3(1), 54-66. https://doi.org/10.33736/ijaca.2188.2020