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ERIC Number: EJ939637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Strategies for Using Repetition as a Powerful Teaching Tool
Saville, Kirt
Music Educators Journal, v98 n1 p69-75 Sep 2011
Brain research indicates that repetition is of vital importance in the learning process. Repetition is an especially useful tool in the area of music education. The success of repetition can be enhanced by accurate and timely feedback. From "simple repetition" to "repetition with the addition or subtraction of degrees of freedom," there are many forms of repetition that can be successfully adapted to music education. Descriptions of each form of repetition are provided, along with accompanying rehearsal strategies that can be implemented in the classroom. Music teachers can avoid the pitfalls of boredom and mindless repetition by constantly shifting teaching strategies and including new goals and framing techniques. Using these strategies wisely, music educators can provide meaningful, refreshed, and powerful teaching and learning opportunities for both themselves and their students. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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