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Stevens, Emily A. – American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 1971
Descriptors: Auditory Stimuli, Behavior Change, Exceptional Child Research, Music
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Wakshlag, Jacob J.; And Others – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1982
The effect of educational television background music on selective exposure and information acquisition was studied. Background music of slow tempo, regardless of its appeal, had negligible effects on attention and information acquisition. Rhythmic, fast-tempo background music, especially when appealing, significantly reduced visual attention to…
Descriptors: Attention, Auditory Stimuli, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
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Miksza, Peter – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2006
This study is an investigation of relationships among impulsiveness, locus of control, sex, observed practice behaviors, practice effectiveness, and self-reported practice habits in a sample of 40 college brass players. Practice effectiveness was defined by the amount of change in pretest and posttest performance achievement scores over one…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Measures (Individuals)
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James, Barbara – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
Playing the piano can result in intense muscular activity with the potential to cause injury to the hand and fingers. It was reasoned some time ago that technique had to be made sustainable. This resulted in the exploration of ways to make muscular use more economic in playing because even small energy savings are worthwhile in making technique…
Descriptors: Prevention, Injuries, Acoustics, Teaching Methods
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Brittin, Ruth V. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2000
Explores the influence of tempo on musical preference for students in grades 2-6, focusing on the effects of various styles using a MIDI keyboard. Explains that the students listened to 10 musical selections identifying their preferences and perceptions of tempo. Reveals that the preferred styles were Hip-Hop, Heavy Rock Shuffle, Samba, and Funk2.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Higher Education
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Marshall, Herbert D. – General Music Today, 2005
The article focuses on learning music among children. It is said that in general music, many concepts are introduced to young students. Most teachers have learned the mental health survival skill of teaching the appropriate use of an outdoor voice, an indoor voice, and a whisper voice. Tempo is much the same argument as volume. (Contains 2…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Music Education, Music Teachers, Grade 3
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Keller, Peter E.; Dalla Bella, Simone; Koch, Iring – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2010
The role of anticipatory auditory imagery in music-like sequential action was investigated by examining timing accuracy and kinematics using a motion capture system. Musicians responded to metronomic pacing signals by producing three unpaced taps on three vertically aligned keys at the given tempo. Taps triggered tones in two out of three blocked…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Music, Musicians, Task Analysis
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Furman, Charles E.; Duke, Robert A. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1988
Examines group influences regarding music preferences to determine the effect that conformity has on the decision-making process. The study tested participants selections of popular and orchestral excerpts which had altered pitch and/or tempo. Concludes that preferences of music majors regarding orchestral music are not significantly affected by…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Music Appreciation
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Perez, Frank; Jaworski, Nick; Thibeault, Matthew D. – Music Educators Journal, 2011
In this article, the authors review Band-in-a-Box (BIAB), 2011.5 Mac Version and Audacity, a free and open-source software. Music educators at all grade levels can appreciate having a time-saving program to help them provide students with the practice tools they need. BIAB can do that, and it is easy to use. Its primary focus and strength is in…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Educational Technology, Open Source Technology
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Hewitt, Michael P.; Smith, Bret P. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2004
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the influence of teaching-career level and primary instrument on music teachers' assessment of music performance. The main and interaction effects of three career-level conditions (in-service teachers, upper-division undergraduate students, and lower-division undergraduate students) were examined,…
Descriptors: Music, Music Teachers, Music Education, Undergraduate Students
Russell, Brian E. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to test a hypothesized model of aurally perceived performer-controlled musical factors that influence assessments of performance quality. Previous research studies on musical performance constructs, musical achievement, musical expression, and scale construction were examined to identify the factors that influence…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Performance Based Assessment, Models, Measures (Individuals)
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Wapnick, Joel; Ryan, Charlene; Lacaille, Nathalie; Darrow, Alice-Ann – International Journal of Music Education, 2004
The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether judgments of solo performances recorded at a well-known international piano competition would be affected by musical characteristics such as style (classic period versus early 20th-century Russian) and tempo (slow versus fast). Evaluators rated performances on six test items: tone quality, note…
Descriptors: Music, Competition, Musicians, Performance Based Assessment
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Sink, Patricia E. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1984
Study showed that music listening habits and preferences and instrument training may affect ways an individual processes the multiple dimensions of rhythm. Apparent alterations in tempo, duration and pitch characteristics, rhythmic and melodic phrase patterning, and monotony may serve as organizers of rhythmic processing. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Rosenthal, Roseanne K.; And Others – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1988
Examines the relative effects of the five practice conditions of modeling, singing, silent analysis, free practice, and control on instrumentalists' performance. Finds significant differences in subjects' performance of correct rhythms, phrasing or dynamics, and tempo, and insignificant differences among performances of correct notes and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Listening, Music Education, Music Techniques
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Lawton, Joseph T.; Johnson, Ann – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1992
Presents results of a study of the effects of advance organizer instruction on preschool children's learning of the musical concepts of dynamics, pitch, tempo, and rhythm. Reports that three modes and three methods of presentation were evaluated. Concludes that, although results did vary with mode, the method of presentation had no significant…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Educational Research, Music Education, Preschool Education
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