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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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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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McPhee, Eleanor A. – International Journal of Music Education, 2011
One-to-one music lessons are a common and effective way of learning a musical instrument. This investigation into one-to-one music teaching at the secondary school level explores the teaching of musical expression by two instrumental music teachers of brass and strings. The lessons of the two teachers with two students each were video recorded…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Music Education, Music, Reading Research
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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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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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Geringer, John M.; Sasanfar, Justine K. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2013
Listener perception of musical expression in collaborative performance was explored in this study. Performances of two duos (a violinist and pianist, and a vocalist and pianist) were recorded. The level of expressivity of the violinist and vocalist remained stylistically appropriate during pieces; however, the pianist alternated between very…
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Music, Performance, Musical Instruments
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Perrine, William M. – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2013
On September 9, 2009, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that officials from Everett School District #2 in Mill Creek, Washington did not violate student Kathryn Nurre's constitutional rights to free speech by denying the Jackson High School Wind Ensemble the opportunity to perform an instrumental version of Franz Biebl's Ave Maria at…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech, Musical Instruments
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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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Karlsson, Jessika; Juslin, Patrik N. – Psychology of Music, 2008
Research has shown that both music students and teachers think that expression is important. Yet, we know little about how expression is taught to students. Such knowledge is needed in order to enhance teaching of expression. The aim of this study was thus to explore the nature of instrumental music teaching in its natural context, with a focus on…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music
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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