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Byrd, Donald – Black Books Bulletin, 1977
Discusses how "the operation of a small independent music production company takes place within a complex environment. Intense forces, both positive and negative, interact in a unique way in the development of a black music company." (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Business, Business Administration, Business Skills
Powell, Alex – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The Longy School of Music existed as an independent organization from 1915 until 2012, when it was acquired by Bard College. Founded to provide vocational training in music, the Longy School soon expanded by adding preparatory studies for children and continuing studies for avocational learners. The school struggled throughout much of its history…
Descriptors: Music Education, Vocational Education, Organizational Change, Identification
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Grewe, Oliver; Katzur, Bjorn; Kopiez, Reinhard; Altenmuller, Eckart – Psychology of Music, 2011
"Chills" (frisson manifested as goose bumps or shivers) have been used in an increasing number of studies as indicators of emotions in response to music (e.g., Craig, 2005; Guhn, Hamm, & Zentner, 2007; McCrae, 2007; Panksepp, 1995; Sloboda, 1991). In this study we present evidence that chills can be induced through aural, visual, tactile, and…
Descriptors: Psychophysiology, Emotional Response, Stimuli, Stimulation
Hearnsberger, Keith Alan – ProQuest LLC, 2013
American education was going through dramatic change in the beginning of the 21st century. The way children were educated was constantly evolving. Public schools, private schools, parochial schools, charter schools, and many other types of educational institutions were affected by various federal and state regulations since the 1960's. The…
Descriptors: Music Education, Singing, Academic Achievement, Literacy
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Moody-Ramirez, Mia; Scott, Lakia M. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Using a feminist lens and a constructivist approach as the theoretical framework, we used rap lyrics and videos to help college students explore mass media's representation of the "independent" Black woman and the concept of "independence" in general. Students must be able to formulate their own concept of independence to…
Descriptors: Music, Popular Culture, Urban Culture, Poetry
Jahns, Elke – Teaching Music, 2001
Describes an independent music therapy project where the author worked with an 11-year-old boy, Johnny, who had recently become profoundly deaf. States that the goals were to master basic playing of an instrument and proficiency in reading notes and rhythms. (CMK)
Descriptors: Children, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Hearing Impairments
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Lovemore, Tarryn S.; Robertson, Sally-Ann; Graven, Mellony – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2021
Background: Mathematics education is a significant issue in the South African context. Learners' achievement levels are markedly low as suggested by both national and international studies. The teaching and learning of fractions in particular have been identified as challenging. Aim: The aim of this article is to share some of the outcomes derived…
Descriptors: Fractions, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Gertsenzon, Galit – Honors in Practice, 2020
Forbidden Sounds: The Music of the Holocaust considers the historical events of the Holocaust in the context of music. The honors course explores diverse roles that music played during the years 1933-1945, including the Nazi use of music as a means for censorship and discrimination; music performance and creation in various Jewish ghettos and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Authoritarianism, Jews, War
Marrinan, Nora Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2008
This researcher sought to investigate the relationship between perceptual learning modalities of fifth grade elementary school students and their compositional processes and products. Music composition, at the elementary school level, has been studied for many years, as the creation of new music can give students a more active role in learning,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Music
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Swaminathan, Swathi; Schellenberg, E. Glenn – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2020
We tested theories of links between musical expertise and language ability in a sample of 6- to 9-year-old children. Language ability was measured with tests of speech perception and grammar. Musical expertise was measured with a test of musical ability that had 3 subtests (melody discrimination, rhythm discrimination, and long-term memory for…
Descriptors: Music, Expertise, Language Skills, Children
Fleming, Nora – Education Week, 2012
The author reports on how cash-strapped school districts turn to outside groups for help in paying for staff and academic essentials, prompting frustration from some. In states and school districts still struggling to recover from recession-induced funding cuts, parent and community groups are feeling the pressure to raise money for instructional…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts, Advocacy
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Hasikou, Anastasia – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
Individual instrumental tuition has been the focus of some new research in musical scholarship during the last two decades. The main conclusions that appear to be shared by scholars in this field such as Gerald Jones, Knud Illeris, John Heron, Andrea Creech and Helena Gaunt is that a combination of modern social circumstances together with rapidly…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Independent Study, Personal Autonomy
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Schmidt-Jones, Catherine Anne – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
There is currently considerable interest in strengthening the connections between formal music education and informal, self-motivated music practices. Participants in this study were adults who were self-motivated to learn formal music concepts, but had encountered barriers to doing so independently. The study offered them individual online…
Descriptors: Music Education, Informal Education, Self Motivation, Adults
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Chen, Yuanzhu; Klaus, Alan; Liang, Yeni; Zhang, Chen – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
Learning musical instruments requires a significant amount of independent, unsupervised effort by students in the current post-secondary pedagogical context. A vital role of the teacher is therefore to help a student improve at the art of independent practice. The theory of contextual interference in skills learning has demonstrated better…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Teaching Methods, College Students
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Edward, Chamila Nishanthi; Asirvatham, David; Johar, Md Gapar Md – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this experimental study is to investigate the impact of teaching Oriental Music using Blended Learning (BL) approach for the students of senior secondary level in Sri Lanka specifically focusing on their achievement on required competencies of Oriental Music at Ordinary Level. The study analyzes the academic performance of…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Music, Music Education, Blended Learning
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