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Hill, Stuart Chapman – Research Studies in Music Education, 2022
With the intent of informing the practice of music teachers navigating "multi-musicality" in their classrooms, this qualitative study, employing case study and narrative research tools, investigates the experiences of three musical "boundary crossers"--professional musicians whose work traverses the popular-classical divide.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Case Studies, Musicians
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Giesbrecht, Maia; Andrews, Bernard W. – String Research Journal, 2021
This article presents the findings of a study that explored the composition of Canadian educational music. Particularly, the authors focus on the analyses of composers' scores on creating new string compositions for young musicians within the "New Sounds of Learning Project." On a macro level, the composers predominantly composed…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Musical Composition, Foreign Countries
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Ömür, Özlem – Educational Research and Reviews, 2022
In this study, the American pianist and composer Jeff Manookian's "Etudes for the Intermediate Pianist" method was examined. In this qualitative study, the descriptive research model was employed and the literature was scanned through document review. As a result of the examination, no study was found on Manookian's piano etudes. To that…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music, Difficulty Level
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Topçuoglu, Umut Deniz – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2022
In this study, the operability and teachability of the Orkhon script (tamgha writing) notation system, which was developed for the mouth harp instrument, was checked. The process in question was examined in three sub-dimensions. In this context, the structure of the notation system developed for the mouth harp instrument, the relationship between…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Turkish
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Munroe, Angela M. – General Music Today, 2021
Middle school students are old enough to be capable of abstract thought and critical thinking while still being playful and joyfully goofy! Through music composition in general music classes, middle school students can be challenged to make musical decisions. Composition can be especially exciting in middle school because they will be motivated to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Music Education, Musical Composition, Creativity
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Angi, Çigdem Eda – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2021
Providing examples suitable for the children's world in the music education given to younger age groups may reinforce the knowledge to be taught. For this reason, cartoons can be utilized for an engaging and fun lesson environment. One of the best examples of this situation is believed to be the short cartoon series Silly Symphony produced by Walt…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Dance
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Booth, Nikki – British Journal of Music Education, 2022
The notion of the spiral for progression and development is familiar both in general educational discourse and in the domain of music education. This brief article considers the spiral within the context of lower secondary school group composing in England. Through the use of examples taken from two schools in the English midlands, it argues that…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Spiral Curriculum, Secondary School Students, Music Education
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Lee, Sanghoon – Creativity Research Journal, 2020
According to Franses (2013, 2014, 2016), artists such as painters, writers, and classic composers did their best work at the optimal moment in their lives, and the moment was found to be close to the divine proportion of 0.6180. This study showed that, on average, songwriters wrote their own hits at 0.5206 of their life, which seems to be related…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Musical Composition, Age Differences
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Barutcu, Mustafa Emir – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2021
Historically, the piano gained significance over the years with the performance techniques that composers put forward in their works. In parallel with this developmental journey, the improvement of the art of interpretation led to the emergence of new playing techniques throughout periodical changes. The romantic era can be presented as an example…
Descriptors: Classical Music, Musical Instruments, Musical Composition, Difficulty Level
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Zabanal, John Rine A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine invited orchestras and their selected repertoire at the Midwest Clinic from 1990 through 2019. A majority of invited orchestras (N = 261) were from the United States and primarily consisted of high school musicians. The most performed piece for full orchestra was "Symphony No. 8, op." 88 by Dvorák…
Descriptors: Musicians, Music Activities, Musical Instruments, Music
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Demirci, Sirin A.; Nergiz, Eda – International Education Studies, 2021
It is thought that to be successful in piano education it is important to understand how composers composed their solo piano works. In order to understand contemporary music, it is considered that the definition of today's changing music understanding is possible with a closer examination of the ideas of contemporary composers about their artistic…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Music Techniques, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Duarte, António M.; Constantinidi, Niki P. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2021
This article reports part of the results of a larger study, where the goal was to explore music composer's representations of music composition. Previously published interviews of 57 established vanguard contemporary music composers (based across continents) were subject to a thematic analysis, validated by an independent analysis of a percentage…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Music Education, Musicians, Learning Strategies
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Alper, Akgül – Educational Research and Reviews, 2021
This current study primarily focuses on the contribution of the etudes, which have a significant role in piano education, to musical expression and narration improvement. Starting from this point of view, Op. 65 etudes by Albert Loeschhorn which were released as studies for improving technical and musical expression and with the aim of being used…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Techniques, Music Activities
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Orzolek, Douglas C. – Music Educators Journal, 2021
This article offers the thoughts and comments of ensemble students performing music composed by women, African Americans, LGBTQ+ persons, and those who are minoritized in their own countries or regions. The student reflections suggest the potential roles music education might play in helping students reflect on issues of diversity, equity, and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Musical Composition, Minority Groups
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Elitas, Özlem; Türkmen, Emel Funda – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2022
Witnessing the last periods of the Ottoman Empire and the first years of the Republic, Muallim Ismail Hakki Bey, like some great composers in the history of Turkish music, made important works to ensure that these "makams" are not forgotten by producing new works from "makams" that he noticed were rarely used in his lifetime.…
Descriptors: History, Music, Musicians, Musical Composition
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