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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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Brenner, Brenda; Strand, Katherine – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2013
What does it mean to teach musical expression to child performers? Is it teaching how to interpret a piece of music "correctly," or is there more involved? In this case study, we explored the beliefs and practices of five teachers who specialized in teaching children to perform in a variety of musical performance areas, including violin,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Singing, Theater Arts
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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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Smith, Janice – Music Educators Journal, 2006
Humans sing to express emotions beyond mere words. Making music transcends literal communication and expresses intense feelings that defy verbal description. Even very young children can, and do, express inexpressible feelings in song. Singing is present in every culture. It provides a sense of community and belonging. Music is a component of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Singing, Teaching Methods, Music Techniques
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Broughton, Mary; Stevens, Catherine – Psychology of Music, 2009
The experiment reported in this article investigated the assumption that visual movement plays a role in musician-to-audience communication in marimba performance. Body movement is of particular relevance here as the expressive capabilities of the marimba are relatively restricted, and the movements required to play it are visible. Twenty-four…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Nonverbal Communication, Audiences, Musicians
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Hinz, Bob – Music Educators Journal, 1995
Defines musical improvisation as taking place when a musician's aural and technical facilities combine to create a spontaneous form of musical expression. Discusses the use of improvisation as a means of enhancing student interest and performance. Includes a six-step approach for teaching musical improvisation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Harmony (Music), Improvisation
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Zerull, David S. – Music Educators Journal, 1992
Discusses the use of imagination as a tool to improve students' musicianship. Suggests that imagery can be used to teach intonation, tone color, sight-reading, and expression. Describes active listening in which the students must use musical memory and participate in musical expression to produce a certain sound that may be difficult to describe.…
Descriptors: Applied Music, Imagery, Imagination, Intonation
Francesconi, Robert – 1979
Although the success of black jazz has been limited by its lack of recognition in the white-controlled music industry, its rhetorical development as an expression of black consciousness can be traced from the bebop of the 1940s and early 1950s, through the hard bop and free jazz of the 1960s, to the jazz orientation of the disco circuit in the…
Descriptors: American Culture, Black Achievement, Black Culture, Black Studies