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ERIC Number: EJ1136215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0737-0008
Seeing How It Sounds: Observation, Imitation, and Improved Learning in Piano Playing
Simones, Lilian; Rodger, Matthew; Schroeder, Franziska
Cognition and Instruction, v35 n2 p125-140 2017
This study centers upon a piano learning and teaching environment in which beginners and intermediate piano students (N = 48) learning to perform a specific type of staccato were submitted to three different (group-exclusive) teaching conditions: "audio-only" demonstration of the musical task; observation of the teacher's action demonstration followed by student imitation ("blocked observation"); and observation of the teacher's action demonstration while alternating imitation of the task with the teacher's performance ("interleaved observation"). Students submitted to "interleaved observation" were more proficient at the learned task with no significant differences for students of different proficiency levels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Belfast)
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