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ERIC Number: EJ921147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7356
The Roles of Student Musicians in Quartet Rehearsals
King, Elaine C.
Psychology of Music, v34 n2 p262-282 Apr 2006
This study focuses on collaboration between student musicians in a wind quartet, saxophone quartet and string quartet. Devised as an explorative investigation using observation and interview methods, the roles of student musicians are defined within and across quartet rehearsals over a period of four weeks. The data indicate that there are common roles assumed by student musicians in a quartet: leader, deputy-leader, contributor, inquirer, fidget, joker, distractor and "quiet one". The students represented one or more of these roles during a rehearsal and sometimes changed roles across rehearsals, normally through compensating for each other's mood changes. Quartets with a regular leader exhibited more stable team-role behaviour, a consistently focused group dynamic and better progress than those without one did, highlighting the impact of leadership on non-leadership roles and the success of a group. (Contains 2 notes and 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom