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Rodriguez, Carlos Xavier – Music Educators Journal, 1997
Employs Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, "The Nightingale," and the many lessons within it to help music educators design learning experiences that foster the development of musical expression. Conveys that without musical expression students' music will be mechanical, not unique and meaningful. (CMK)
Descriptors: Creative Expression, Creative Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Empowerment
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Rodriguez, Carlos Xavier – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1998
Investigates whether children can demonstrate awareness of musical expression by discriminating between expressive and mechanical music fragments, performing similar songs, and describing the fragments and songs. Indicates task improvement with age, significant differences between kindergarten and fourth-grade scores in perception and description,…
Descriptors: Art Expression, Child Development, Grade 4, Grade 8