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Buonviri, Nathan O. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of two listening strategies on rhythmic dictation scores. In a within-subjects design, 54 undergraduate music majors completed two-measure rhythmic dictations under each of three conditions: (a) no prescribed approach, (b) required listening before writing, and (c) required writing while…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Music Education, Musical Composition, Listening Skills
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Bolden, Benjamin; Beach, Pamela – General Music Today, 2021
This article builds on evidence-based teaching strategies to support a learning experience for third-grade students that integrates language and music. In the language-learning field, "prosody" refers to changes in volume, rhythm, and pitch that add expression and meaning when reading text aloud. When students incorporate prosodic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice, Learning Experience, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Yoo, Hyesoo – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
In a global society, 21st century skills are fundamental for every student. Furthermore, in today's digital world, technology is expected to be part of students' learning experiences. In the following research-to-resource article, I provide practical strategies and ideas for integrating technology into a performing ensemble program in order to…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, 21st Century Skills, Skill Development, Creativity
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Munroe, Angela M. – General Music Today, 2021
Middle school students are old enough to be capable of abstract thought and critical thinking while still being playful and joyfully goofy! Through music composition in general music classes, middle school students can be challenged to make musical decisions. Composition can be especially exciting in middle school because they will be motivated to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Music Education, Musical Composition, Creativity
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Biasutti, Michele; Concina, Eleonora – British Journal of Music Education, 2021
This pilot study analysed the learning strategies of advanced students and professional electroacoustic composers engaged in creating new musical pieces through online collaboration. The participants were divided into three groups and interacted in a virtual setting using synchronous (chat and Skype) and asynchronous tools (forum, compositional…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning
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Demirci, Sirin A.; Nergiz, Eda – International Education Studies, 2021
It is thought that to be successful in piano education it is important to understand how composers composed their solo piano works. In order to understand contemporary music, it is considered that the definition of today's changing music understanding is possible with a closer examination of the ideas of contemporary composers about their artistic…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Music Techniques, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Clauhs, Matthew – Music Educators Journal, 2021
Recognizing that music teachers may struggle to implement songwriting activities in a classroom, and that iconic notation provides an opportunity to increase access to school music for all students, the purpose of this article is to share one model of songwriting activities in a music technology class using chord diagrams, beat grids, and keyboard…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Techniques, Music Activities, Musical Instruments
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Norman, Timothy David – General Music Today, 2021
iPads are becoming increasingly prevalent in schools and offer significant potential as both a compositional and pedagogical tool in general music classes. In this article, I discuss a composition activity that I implemented with general primary/elementary music classes in Australia. This activity involved using iPads, namely the apps iMovie and…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Musical Composition, Music Education
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Friar, Kendra Kay – General Music Today, 2021
Scott Joplin (1868-1917) was an African American composer and pianist of singular merit and influence. Academic interest in Joplin has increased in recent years, leading to new discoveries about the composer's activities, yet teaching materials have not been updated at the same pace as 21st-century findings. Joplin was an entrepreneur, a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Biographies, Music
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Zabanal, John Rine A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine invited orchestras and their selected repertoire at the Midwest Clinic from 1990 through 2019. A majority of invited orchestras (N = 261) were from the United States and primarily consisted of high school musicians. The most performed piece for full orchestra was "Symphony No. 8, op." 88 by Dvorák…
Descriptors: Musicians, Music Activities, Musical Instruments, Music
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Powell, Bryan – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
The recent increase in popular music education in K-12 school music programs is in part due to the expansion of modern band programming throughout the United States. Modern band is a term used to describe school music ensembles that include popular music instruments and focus on performing music that is meaningful to the students while…
Descriptors: Music Education, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Singing
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Angi, Çigdem Eda – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2021
Providing examples suitable for the children's world in the music education given to younger age groups may reinforce the knowledge to be taught. For this reason, cartoons can be utilized for an engaging and fun lesson environment. One of the best examples of this situation is believed to be the short cartoon series Silly Symphony produced by Walt…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Dance
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Pendergast, Seth; Robinson, Nicole R. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2020
This study was an investigation of middle and high school students' preferences for various music learning conditions and secondary music course offerings. The stratified random sample included students who were and were not enrolled in school music classes (N = 827). Participants represented secondary school music students (n = 369), students who…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Preferences, Music Education, Middle School Students
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Elkoshi, Rivka – Music Education Research, 2020
This study focuses on listeners' form perception as they encounter Western concert music. The general aim was to investigate college music students' form perception as they listen to five long-range concert works of different styles, all analyzed by the author as having an overall ternary ABA' arch-form. Five groups of college music students…
Descriptors: Music Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Music Activities
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Payne, Adam – Journal of Leadership Education, 2020
The process of making an original music album is highlighted to illustrate aspects of the music production process in addition to how leadership and related factors play out during this process. Background information is detailed regarding musicians as entrepreneurs, the music production process, group dynamics, learning approaches, aspects of…
Descriptors: Music, Musicians, Music Activities, Group Dynamics
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