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ERIC Number: EJ1016900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Gesture and Body-Movement as Teaching and Learning Tools in the Classical Voice Lesson: A Survey into Current Practice
Nafisi, Julia
British Journal of Music Education, v30 n3 p347-367 Nov 2013
This article discusses the use of gesture and body-movement in the teaching of singing and reports on a survey amongst professional singing teachers in Germany regarding their use of gesture and body movement as pedagogic tools in their teaching. The nomenclature of gestures and movements used in the survey is based on a previous study by the author (Nafisi, 2008, 2010) categorising movements in the teaching of singing according to their pedagogical intent into "Physiological Gestures, Sensation-related Gestures, Musical Gestures" and "Body-Movements." The survey demonstrated that Gestures were used by a significant number of voice teachers to enhance explanation and/or demonstration, that a significant number of voice teachers encouraged their students to carry out similar Gestures whilst singing to enhance their learning experience and that another type of essentially non-expressive "Body-Movements" was also encouraged by a significant number of voice teachers to enhance students' learning. The paper validates the author's nomenclature and offers some hitherto unpublished insights.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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