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Stolic, Jasmina – Research in Pedagogy, 2015
The goal of the conducted research was to explore how much preschool teachers value certain types of musical activities, which positively influence the development of preschool children's musical abilities. The assumption in the research was that preschool teachers would choose musical games as the most prominent activity type in their educational…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Music, Class Activities, Games
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Ruddock, Eve E. – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2017
This paper draws on a hermeneutic project to reflect on culturally developed notions that distance individuals from their intrinsic musicality. Participant experience offers insight into misconceptions of human musicality in Western communities where unrecognised cultural directives label musical beings as either musical or non-musical. Embedded…
Descriptors: Music, Misconceptions, Cultural Influences, Hermeneutics
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Cantero, Irene Martínez; Jauset-Berrocal, Jordi-Angel – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
Motivation is a key word in the arts and, especially, in music since it conveys collective, as well as individual, feelings. The beginning of musical instrument learning should be based on the student's musical interest but, due to the casual and improvised nature of everyday situations in which the choice of a musical instrument takes place, tend…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Student Motivation, Student Interests
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Whittaker, Adam – British Journal of Music Education, 2020
The canon forming the backbone of most conceptions of Western music has been a feature of musical culture for decades, exerting an influence upon musical study in educational settings. In English school contexts, the once perceived superiority of classical music in educational terms has been substantially revised and reconsidered, opening up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Curriculum, Knowledge Level
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Ilari, Beatriz – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This article examines everyday musical practices and their connections to young children's learning and development, in and through music. It begins with a discussion of music learning in early childhood as a form of participation and levels of intention in learning. Next, conceptions of child that have dominated early childhood music education…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Music Education, Early Childhood Education, Student Participation
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Torchon, Jeffrey – Music Educators Journal, 2018
One of the most distinctive musical genres that originated in Cuba over the past century is "cha-cha-chá," which is attributed to Enrique Jorrín during the 1950s. The popularity of this music has grown considerably since its genesis, as evidenced by the vast array of repertoire, the multitude of bands performing it, and its prevalence in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Dance
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Kragness, Haley E.; Trainor, Laurel J. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Proper segmentation of auditory streams is essential for understanding music. Many cues, including meter, melodic contour, and harmony, influence adults' perception of musical phrase boundaries. To date, no studies have examined young children's musical grouping in a production task. We used a musical self-pacing method to investigate (1) whether…
Descriptors: Young Children, Music, Listening, Pacing
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Pope, David A.; Mick, James P. – Music Educators Journal, 2018
Adjudicated festival ratings can affect developing musicians, ensemble directors, and music programs long after festival performances end. With prior research demonstrating that adjudicators provide an abundance of positive ratings at festivals, this article discusses how ratings--both appropriate and inappropriate--may influence students' musical…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musicians, Music Teachers
Womack, Anthony Terence – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this case study was to examine how participation in a school-based instrumental music program contributed to the culture of a suburban high school. The questions guiding the research were: (1) How and why are multiple music programs supported by staff, students, parents and the community at this school? (2) What are the benefits of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, High School Students, Music Education, Interviews
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Wesseldijk, Laura W.; Mosing, Miriam A.; Ullén, Fredrik – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Both genes and the environment are important for individual differences in expertise, but little is known about gene-environment interactions underlying domain-specific achievement. Here we explored this issue in a large Swedish twin cohort (N = 6,610), using moderator modeling with musical expertise as a model domain. Specifically, we tested…
Descriptors: Genetics, Environmental Influences, Interaction, Expertise
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Krupp-Schleußner, Valerie; Lehmann-Wermser, Andreas – Music Education Research, 2018
Does extended music education during primary school foster long-term musical participation? What other factors contribute to long-term musical participation? In our study on "Impacts and Long-Term Effects of Musical Participation," we investigate how the German programme "An Instrument for Every Child (JeKi)," which fosters the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Elementary School Students, Early Adolescents
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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
Pelayo, Jose Maria G., III – Online Submission, 2018
Music has been in its formal existence for so many years now and it has also been utilized to enhance, relax and help man's meditation. This study focused on how music can or may influence an individual. The researchers investigated and described the influence of Howard Gardner's theory on Multiple Intelligence (specifically, musical…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Multiple Intelligences, Student Characteristics
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Özkut, Berna; Kaya, Saibe Özlem – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this research is to reveal the accumulation of musical culture of preschool teachers and to get their viewpoints about music culture. The sub-objectives of the research are consisted of finding answers to "To what extent pre-school teachers support the music activities in the city where they work", "how often they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Popular Culture
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Christiner, Markus; Rüdegger, Stefanie; Reiterer, Susanne Maria – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Musical expertise and working memory (WM) have been isolated as being the most important predictors of phonetic aptitude -- meaning the ability to imitate unfamiliar speech material. Although the link between language functions and musical expertise has been subject to many investigations, specific languages and their individual link to musical…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Individual Differences, Music, Expertise
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