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Mornell, Adina; Wulf, Gabriele – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
Two experiments are reported in which skilled musicians playing different instruments performed a piece of their choice under various attentional focus conditions. In the external focus condition, they were asked to focus on playing for the audience and the expressive sound of the music. In the internal focus condition, they were asked to focus on…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Expertise
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Russell, Brian E. – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to test a hypothesized model of solo music performance assessment. Specifically, this study investigates the influence of technique and musical expression on perceptions of overall performance quality. The Aural Musical Performance Quality (AMPQ) measure was created to measure overall performance quality, technique,…
Descriptors: Music, Music Activities, Measures (Individuals), Reliability
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Sano, Mina – World Journal of Education, 2018
This study aims to analyze the developmental characteristics of early childhood musical expressions from a viewpoint of movement elements, and to devise a method to evaluate the development regarding musical expression in early childhood using machine learning. Previous studies regarding motion capture have shown analysis results such as specific…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Music Activities, Music Education, Music Techniques
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Deutsch, Daniel – Music Educators Journal, 2016
Every composition created by a young composer represents a step in the student's creative path. Assessment, an intrinsic aspect of teaching, fosters learning and propels students forward on their journeys to creative self-expression. Authentic feedback and assessment strategies must be grounded both in the individual musical context of each…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Feedback (Response), Evaluation Methods
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Marsh, Kathryn; Dieckmann, Samantha – Education 3-13, 2017
In recent decades, researchers from the fields of music education, ethnomusicology, folklore and sociology have developed an increasing interest in children's musical play traditions and the ways in which children teach and learn, perform, create and transform playground games and songs. Such repertoire is drawn both from oral traditions and from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Singing, Play, Games
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Özgül, Ilhan; Incikabi, Lütfi – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
In this study, the representations preferred by prospective teachers in the teaching of note values were determined and the accuracy of these representations was analyzed in the context of mathematics and music. The case study, one of the qualitative research designs, was used in the study. Study group of the research consisted of 113 pre-school…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Accuracy, Mathematics Instruction
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Countryman, June; Gabriel, Martha; Thompson, Katherine – Music Education Research, 2016
This paper explores the phenomenon of spontaneous vocalisations in the self-chosen, unstructured outdoor play of children aged 3-12. Spontaneous vocalisations encompass the whole range of children's unprompted, natural, expressive vocal soundings beyond spoken language. Non-participant observations at childcare centres and on elementary school…
Descriptors: Play, Children, Aesthetics, Verbal Communication
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Perrine, William M. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
What legal and ethical issues arise when students choose to perform popular music with explicitly religious content? The purpose of this article is to construct a policy framework for discussing the use of popular religious music within the classroom, with a specific focus on the concept of proselytization as legal criteria for setting appropriate…
Descriptors: Music, Public Schools, Religion, Court Litigation
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Nichols, Bryan E. – Contributions to Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore the music-related habits, attitudes, preferences and participation of two members of a university Men's Glee Club. Fieldwork was conducted in twice-weekly meetings of a university glee club plus interviews and off-site observations with two non-music major participants. The participants' experience in a…
Descriptors: Males, Singing, Music Activities, Music Education
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Koops, Lisa Huisman; Kuebel, Christa; Smith, Sarah Starr Alleman – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this narrative inquiry was to document the musical journey of Sarah, a young mother taking piano lessons. The research questions explored how Sarah's journey influenced her young children's musical expressions, their expressed desires to participate in music outside of their current experiences, and Sarah's experience of musical…
Descriptors: Mothers, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Parent Influence
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Wallerstedt, Cecilia; Pramling, Niklas – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2016
In the present study we investigate what problems adolescents in year-nine compulsory school face when trying to learn to play a song together, how they take on these, and how their teacher responds to these problems. The studied practice, where students are to form a band and learn to play a song together in music class, is an example of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Informal Education, Grade 8, Adolescents
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Pittau Sevilla, Zulma M. – Music Education Research, 2016
The "Mbyá" culture forms a part of the Guaraní ethnic group that mainly inhabits the territories of south-eastern Brazil, in the Province of Misiones--Argentina, and the Republic of Paraguay. This article will focus mainly on field observations I have made in different communities in these countries, and which will try to synthetically…
Descriptors: Music Education, Self Concept, American Indian Students, Foreign Countries
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Hernández-Bravo, Juan R.; Cardona-Moltó, M. Cristina; Hernández-Bravo, José A. – Music Education Research, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of an information and communications technology (ICT)-based individualised music education programme on primary students' musical competence. A 2 × 3 aptitude treatment interaction factorial design was used to assess the impact of the programme as a function of students' musical aptitude (MA)…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Music, Elementary School Students
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Menard, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2015
Student and teacher perceptions regarding composition instruction were investigated using case study techniques in two high school music programs: a general music program providing accelerated instruction to gifted musicians in small classes and a typical performance-based band program. Students in both programs participated in a composition…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes