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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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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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Buchanan, Heather J.; Hays, Terrence – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2014
This qualitative study examines student musicians' perceptions of their performance and development resulting from Body Mapping (BMG) technique. BMG is a somatic (mind-body) education technique designed to teach musicians skills in self-evaluation and change for performing with sensory-motor integrity. A qualitative study guided by an…
Descriptors: Musicians, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Student Development
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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
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Lisboa, Tania – International Journal of Music Education, 2008
This article presents a longitudinal case study investigation of three young cellists' self-directed preparation of a new piece of music for an informal performance. The investigation considers how musical understanding starts to emerge in children's practice and performance. It explores practice at early stages of learning and examines the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Longitudinal Studies, Cognitive Processes