ERIC Number: EJ1049419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Relationships among Selected Practice Behaviours and Achievement in Jazz Improvisation
Watson, Kevin E.
Music Education Research, v17 n1 p57-70 2015
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the practice strategies that collegiate music majors chose to employ in preparing for a jazz improvisation performance, and the relationships among selected practice behaviours and achievement in instrumental jazz improvisation. Participants for the study (N = 62) were enrolled as music majors at one of six universities in the USA. Expert judges assessed participants' improvisation performances, and participants' practice sessions were coded for time spent on various practice behaviours. Reliability for both achievement assessment and practice time coding was found to be high. Results indicated low, non-significant correlations between achievement scores and time spent on various practice behaviours, with participants spending the greatest amount of practice time improvising with a play-along recording.
Descriptors: Music Education, Drills (Practice), Achievement, Creativity, Learning Strategies, College Students, Majors (Students), Musical Instruments, Coding, Correlation, Scores, Teaching Methods, Audio Equipment, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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