A place in the band

Negotiating barriers to inclusion in a rock band setting

Authored by: Jesse Rathgeber

The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education

Print publication date:  February  2017
Online publication date:  January  2017

Print ISBN: 9781472464989
eBook ISBN: 9781315613444
Adobe ISBN: 9781317042013


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John drums a solid rock groove. Alana punches out a loose eighth note root pattern on keys while Karen fills out the chords higher on the keyboard. Kelly counts Dylan in on bass, saying, “red, blue,” while Adam and I play guitars. Tim steps up to the mic, hands in his pockets, and starts to sing as the Smooth Criminals begin their set.

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