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Cho, Sunggi; Baek, Yoomee; Choe, E. J. – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The primary objective of this study is to investigate whether three interaction strategies through mobile apps may be associated with increases in students' music listening skills. Data was collected from 225 high school students and analysed using the ANOVA procedure in the three ways of music listening: analytic, aesthetic and sensory.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Computer Software, Music, Listening Skills
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Yu, Zhuo; Leung, Bo-Wah – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The Ministry of Education of China issued a new document of Music Curriculum Standards in 2011 substituting the old version of 2001. This study aims to investigate how music teachers in China implement and respond to the Curriculum Standards through a questionnaire survey and semi-structured interviews with voluntary teachers. A total of 2206…
Descriptors: Music, Music Teachers, Music Education, Curriculum Implementation
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Habron, John; van der Merwe, Liesl – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
Several authors have noted that one of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze's aims was to dissolve the mind-body dualism, typical of Cartesianism. However, there has been little research on the spirit-body connection, as it appears in Jaques-Dalcroze's writings. The purpose of this document analysis is to understand how a hermeneutic phenomenological model for…
Descriptors: Human Body, Cognitive Processes, Holistic Approach, Philosophy
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Yi, Xiaoming – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This article initiates a dialogue between Chinese "Gu Qin" art and curriculum theory. "Gu Qin" is the ancient Chinese musical instrument which best embodies Chinese aesthetic notions. The ancient Chinese never regarded "Gu Qin" as only an instrument; they thought that performing on it was a process of experiencing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Folk Culture, Asian Culture
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Shorner-Johnson, Kevin – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
When music education is formalized within schools and non-governmental organizations, it often becomes aligned with justice-oriented aims of providing universal access to music education. This qualitative case study examines the formation of a marching band within a Haitian school in northeastern Haiti. Data sources collected and analyzed included…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nongovernmental Organizations, Music Education, Qualitative Research
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Wallace, Katherine – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
This study was designed to investigate the impact that choral singing has on instrumental students' development as musicians. Instrumental music students (N = 23) enrolled in a choral elective module at a tertiary music conservatory completed an eight-item questionnaire. Descriptive answers were collated and interpreted revealing six…
Descriptors: Musicians, Singing, Music Education, Elective Courses
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Schmidt, Patrick – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
This article presents a selected view of a research project developed in Brazil. The focus of the project was to investigate the modus operandi of 18 NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) and their relationship to the development of educational curricula and practices in music. Further, it provides an analysis of NGOs as an opportunity to learn…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Place Based Education
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Parker, Elizabeth Cassidy – International Journal of Music Education, 2011
The purpose of this qualitative inquiry was to investigate adolescent choral singers' philosophical beliefs regarding music-making within three different, mid-sized, Midwestern mixed choirs in the United States. Eighteen participants were interviewed for approximately 40 minutes each. Audio files were transcribed and coded with four themes…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Singing, Music Education, Qualitative Research
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Blom, Diana; Bennett, Dawn; Wright, David – International Journal of Music Education, 2011
Artistic research output struggles for recognition as "legitimate" research within the highly-competitive and often traditional university sector. Often recognition requires the underpinning processes and thinking to be documented in a traditional written format. This article discusses the views of eight arts practitioners working in…
Descriptors: Music Education, Artists, Postsecondary Education, Research
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Durrant, Colin – International Journal of Music Education, 2009
This article considers the issues that are involved in effective choral conducting from an aesthetic dimension. Drawing upon research, theories and practice, it provides some insight into the nature of communication and the significance of gesture on vocal outcome as well as qualities of leadership concomitant with such musical activity. The…
Descriptors: Music Education, Leadership Qualities, Communication Skills, Leadership
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Lychner, John A. – International Journal of Music Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine aesthetic response to music experienced with and without video--in this case a video produced with a variety of images and not a video of a live performance. The participants (N = 64) were undergraduate and graduate students at a comprehensive university. The aural-only and aural with visual conditions were…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Music, Musicians, Aesthetics
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Napoles, Jessica; Madsen, Clifford K. – International Journal of Music Education, 2008
Investigating the emotional impact of music listening has a long history. Indeed, reactions to subtle as well as obvious changes in music, whether inadvertent or deliberate, occupy a good deal of interest for the music researcher as well as the music educator. Regardless of the extremely subtle acoustic changes that are perceptible within almost…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Emotional Response, Classroom Environment
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Silverman, Marissa – International Journal of Music Education, 2007
This article builds an interdisciplinary perspective on the nature of western classical music performance by combining concepts from literary theory, music philosophy and music education philosophy. The article concludes with practical proposals for the education of music performers. (Contains 2 notes.)
Descriptors: Music Education, Classical Music, Western Civilization, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Lacaille, Natalie; Koestner, Richard; Gaudreau, Patrick – International Journal of Music Education, 2007
Educational researchers have examined the effect of achievement goals on student performance, and suggest that both mastery goals and performance-approach goals are beneficial, whereas performance-avoidance goals are harmful. Recent research proposes that these results may not be generalized in the domain of music. The purpose of the present study…
Descriptors: Music, Artists, Achievement Need, Program Effectiveness