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ERIC Number: EJ879072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-8755-1233
Effects of Practice Schedule on Wind Instrument Performance: A Preliminary Application of a Motor Learning Principle
Stambaugh, Laura A.; Demorest, Steven M.
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v28 n2 p20-28 2010
The effects of three practice schedules on beginning instrumental achievement were explored. A total of 19 seventh-grade clarinet and saxophone students completed one 18-minute practice session using either a blocked schedule causing a low level of cognitive (contextual) interference, a hybrid schedule causing a moderate level of interference, or a serial schedule causing a high level of interference. No main effects were found at immediate acquisition testing or 24-hr delayed retention testing for technical accuracy, attitude toward practice, or musicality. A significant practice Condition x Trial interaction was found for musicality. The discussion examines the discrepancy between technical and musical achievement. Recommendations are given for future research applying motor learning principles to instrumental music contexts. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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