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Smith, Alex – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
Musical settings that require consumers to construct their own musical instruments serve as potential sites of reconnection between musicians, the musical instruments they make, the natural resources that comprise those instruments, and the labor required to produce them. When musicians reconnect in these ways, they are able to understand and…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Musicians, Participation, Musical Composition
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Girgin, Demet – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Purpose: Strong self-efficacy bring achievement in instrument education as in other disciplines. Achievement will increase the quality of instrument education, and it will be reflected in the professional lives of pre-service teachers and their students. This suggests that research on belief in musical instrument performance is necessary.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Music Education, Self Efficacy, Musical Instruments
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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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Zendri, G.; Valdan, M.; Gratton, L. M.; Oss, S. – Physics Education, 2015
Wind musical instruments are affected in their intonation by temperature. We show how to account for these effects in a simple experiment, and provide results in languages accessible to both physics and music professionals.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Musical Instruments, Scientific Concepts, Physics
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Önder, Gülten Cüceoglu – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The Individual Musical Instrument course is a compulsory part of the curriculum, in the Music Education Departments of universities in Turkey. The main purpose of the course is to ensure that each student is able to play a musical instrument and, use the instrument once they become music teachers. This study aims to determine the attitudes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Young, Laura N.; Cordes, Sara; Winner, Ellen – Educational Psychology, 2014
We examined the associations between academic achievement and arts involvement (access to a musical instrument for the child at home, participation in unspecified after-school arts activities) in a sample of 2339 11-12-year-olds surveyed in the USA between 1998 and 2008. We compared the contributions of these variables to other kinds of cognitive…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Prediction, Musical Instruments, Socioeconomic Status
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LoPresto, Michael C. – Physics Education, 2012
What follows are several investigations involving string musical instruments developed for and used in a "Science of Sound & Light" course. The experiments make use of a guitar, orchestral string instruments and data collection and graphing software. They are designed to provide students with concrete examples of how mathematical formulae, when…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Science Instruction, Physics, Data Collection
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Araújo, Marcos V.; Hein, Christopher F. – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
This study explored advanced musicians' dispositions to flow in musical practice. A total of 168 classically trained musicians answered a questionnaire assessing their proneness for flow experience during musical practice and associations between flow and demographic factors, practice routines and musical instruments. Dispositions to flow in…
Descriptors: Music, Musicians, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Hwang, Gwo-Haur; Chen, Beyin; Sung, Chia-Wen – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
Amateur musical instrument learners are usually taught in a one-to-many learning mode owing to the cost consideration; therefore, it is difficult for the teacher to address individual students' problems. This results in a lack of knowledge internalization. The flipped classroom enables the teacher to have more in-class time to interact with…
Descriptors: Homework, Video Technology, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Vuksanovic, Jasmina; Bjekic, Jovana; Radivojevic, Natalija – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2015
A body of research shows that grammatical gender, although an arbitrary category, is viewed as the system with its own meaning. However, the question remains to what extent does grammatical gender influence shaping our notions about objects when both verbal and visual information are available. Two experiments were conducted. The results obtained…
Descriptors: Language Styles, Form Classes (Languages), Psycholinguistics, Grammar
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Roulston, Kathryn; Jutras, Peter; Kim, Seon Joo – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This article reports findings from a qualitative study of adults' perceptions and experiences of learning musical instruments. Conducted in the south-east United States, 15 adults who were learning instruments were recruited via community music groups and private instrumental teachers. Analysis of transcripts of semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Learning Experience, Adult Students, Musical Instruments
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Wrape, Elizabeth R.; Dittloff, Alexandra L.; Callahan, Jennifer L. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
Previous studies have established that gender stereotypes are associated with children's choice of musical instrument. Though some have suggested that these gender stereotypes may be trending toward change, other studies have indicated that gender stereotypes are long-standing and still very much at issue. This descriptive study of middle school…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Musical Instruments, Sex Stereotypes, Middle School Students
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Hallam, Susan; Rogers, Kevin – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
There is increasing international evidence that playing a musical instrument has a positive impact on attainment at school but little research has been undertaken in the UK. This study addresses this drawing on data on attainment at age 11 and 16 relating to 608 students, 115 of whom played a musical instrument. The fndings showed that the young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Preadolescents
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Kang, Sangmi – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of motivation on upper-grade elementary students' preferences for acoustic or tablet-based instruments. The effect of cultural familiarity on musical instrument preference was also investigated. Participants (N = 138) were classified by motivation levels (low, medium-low, medium-high, and high)…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Elementary School Students, Preferences, Musical Instruments
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Lafontant Di Niscia, Attilio – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2019
In this article, I visualize the relationship between tonewood exploitation and the import of musical instruments for Venezuela's El Sistema, with the participation of the Venezuelan State, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and manufacturing companies from China and the Global North. My basis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Music Activities, Musicians
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