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Williams, David A. – Music Educators Journal, 2014
This article looks at the iPad's role as a musical instrument through the lens of a live performance ensemble that performs primarily on iPads. It also offers an overview of a pedagogical model used by this ensemble, which emphasizes musician autonomy in small groups, where music is learned primarily through aural means and concerts are…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Handheld Devices, Theater Arts, Music Activities
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Swingler, Tim; Brockhouse, John – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2009
This paper focuses on the category of electronic musical instruments described as "gestural controllers"--motion sensor technology and specially adapted switches--which are widely used in special education. The therapeutic benefits of this technology in emancipating children from their cognitive or physical limitations are increasingly…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Special Needs Students, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Assistive Technology
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Hallam, Susan; Rogers, Lynne; Creech, Andrea – International Journal of Music Education, 2008
Historically, there have been differences in the musical instruments played by boys and girls, with girls preferring smaller, higher-pitched instruments. This article explores whether these gender preferences have continued at a time when there is greater gender equality in most aspects of life in the UK. Data were collected from the 150 Music…
Descriptors: Females, Musical Instruments, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Randles, Clint – General Music Today, 2013
This column offers the personal reflections of the author on being a member of the band Touch, an iPad performing ensemble composed of music education faculty members and doctoral students at the University of South Florida. The ensemble primarily performed its own arrangements of popular music selections from a number of genres including, but not…
Descriptors: Music Education, Popular Culture, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration
Miller, Rebecca A. – Teaching Music, 2009
The mountain dulcimer is a folk instrument that children (and adults) can learn to play quickly and easily. Even more exciting than learning to play it is making one of your own. Making and playing a dulcimer allows students to explore an instrument for themselves and create a music-making environment. From an inexpensive, prepackaged kit,…
Descriptors: Music, Musical Instruments, Folk Culture, Children
Department for Education, 2011
England is a world leader in music education. Provision has existed locally for over 50 years. Recent developments have added national funding to the picture so that all pupils have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. The number accessing regular weekly instrumental tuition has grown from 438,772 (8.4%) in 2005 to a projected figure of…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Music Education, Music, Musical Instruments
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Howard, Karen – General Music Today, 2019
Folkloric music and dance in Bulgaria are performed as has been for generations, but also present are innovative hybrids in text, form, and instrumentation. Historically, traditional musical activities were divided by gender with singing a priority for women and playing instruments for men. This has been rapidly changing as in so many countries,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Dance Education, Folk Culture, Cultural Influences
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Ranelli, Sonia; Smith, Anne; Straker, Leon – International Journal of Music Education, 2011
Playing-related musculoskeletal problems (PRMP) are common in adult musicians. The limited available evidence suggests PRMP are common in children and adolescents and that risk factors may be similar. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of PRMP in children and adolescents and their associations with female gender, age and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musicians, Children, Adolescents
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Hallam, Susan – Psychology of Music, 2013
Research exploring learning outcomes in instrumental music has tended to focus on attainment ignoring other outcomes including long-term commitment to engage with music. This research addresses this issue. One hundred and sixty-three instrumental music students completed a questionnaire which sought information about their practising strategies,…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Expertise, Outcomes of Education
Luh, Katherine E. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study is to examine guitar tablature as a strategy to facilitate student-led learning in order to contribute to liberation of music students in the elementary setting. This researcher seeks to understand the effect it has on beginning guitar students in elementary school and what role, if any, it should take in an elementary…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Elementary School Students, Music Reading
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Norgaard, Martin – Music Educators Journal, 2017
Improvisation is an ideal way to develop musical creativity in ensemble settings. This article describes two prominent theoretical frameworks related to improvisation. Next, based on research with developing and expert improvisers, it discusses how to sequence improvisatory activities so that students feel accomplished at every step. Finally, the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Creativity, Teaching Methods, Performance
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Brenner, Brenda; Strand, Katherine – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2013
What does it mean to teach musical expression to child performers? Is it teaching how to interpret a piece of music "correctly," or is there more involved? In this case study, we explored the beliefs and practices of five teachers who specialized in teaching children to perform in a variety of musical performance areas, including violin,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Singing, Theater Arts
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Elkoshi, Rivka – Music Education Research, 2007
Facing the ambiguous status of in-school music literacy, this follow-up eight-year study aims to touch on the effects of traditional staff notation (SN) learning on student's intuitive symbolizing behavior and musical perception. Subjects were 47 second-graders attending a religious Jewish school in Israel. One "pre-literate" meeting, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Case Studies, Musical Composition
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Bartolome, Sarah J. – General Music Today, 2011
This article explores issues of authenticity related to adapting world music examples for classroom instruments and suggests ways to engage students in active, participatory music-making activities derived from diverse musical cultures. Several lesson plan segments are provided to aid general music specialists in implementing "play along"…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Student Participation, Cultural Awareness
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Garnett, James – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
The distinction between learning to perform on an instrument or voice and learning music in a wider sense is one that is made in many countries, and is especially pertinent in England in the context of recent policy developments. This article argues that, whilst this distinction has come to represent curricula based on the opposing paradigms of…
Descriptors: Criticism, Music Education, Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning)
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