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Byo, James – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1991
Discusses a study of the musical instrument preferences of third grade children. Reports that students' choice of instruments was influenced by the manner in which the instruments were presented to them. Finds that preference varied with gender. Suggests areas for future research. (SG)
Descriptors: Grade 3, Interest Research, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Elliott, Charles A. – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1996
Investigates the effects of race and gender on evaluations of musical performances by musician educators. Also addresses the impact of the gender stereotype of particular instruments on evaluations. Finds that instrument stereotypes influence evaluations, particularly for female students playing "male" instruments, and that blacks were…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Judges
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Gordon, Edwin E. – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1991
Reports results of a study of the musical timbre preferences of fifth grade students and of the effectiveness of the Instrument Timbre Preference Test. Concludes that results support the test's practical validity, particularly in terms of longitudinal prediction. Suggests that timbre preference investigations could affect aspects of music…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Interest Research, Intermediate Grades, Music Education
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Rees, Fred J.; Michelis, Rainer M. – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1991
Examines relationships between musical information processed by a computer-based sound analysis system and the audiovisual record of a performer's response to musical assignments. Concludes that computer analysis permits identification of performance behavior. Suggests that a database could be designed to provide both diagnostic response to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Carlin, Joi – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1997
Explores the factors that may influence the decisions made by students aged 9-15 years old as they chose musical sounds and constructed compositions. Indicates that age, formal music training, and aesthetic response to musical sounds are the primary factors affecting specific choices made in the compositional process. (CMK)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Age, Decision Making, Educational Research
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Krueger, Reynold J. – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1989
Critiques a doctoral dissertation that examined the relationships between out-of-school factors and five musical characteristics. Praises the care taken in research design, data collection and analysis, and writing the paper. Suggests that further research is needed on the design and validation of an instrument for measuring music attitude. (LS)
Descriptors: Ability, Ability Identification, Achievement, Aptitude
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Mills, Janet – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1987
Questions the extent to which assessment of solo musical performance can be made under the General Certificate of School Education exam in England and Wales. Discusses performances as criterion. Reports on experiment which attempted to assess a student's overall music performance. Offers a model which can be used to better measure solo music…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Testing, Foreign Countries, Interrater Reliability
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Phillips, Kenneth H.; Sehmann, Karin Harfst – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1990
Investigates the effectiveness of breathing instruction on the breath management, performance, and knowledge of breathing among college-level brass musicians. Finds that breathing instruction significantly improved the breath management and knowledge of the breathing for the experimental groups and the musical range of the trombone players in the…
Descriptors: Brass Instruments, College Students, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Farrell, Gerry – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1997
Focuses on the research done on children learning the tabla, a northern India drum, and the role of the bols system, or mnemonics, that provides a means for memorizing musical material, generating improvisation, and developing rhythmic skills. Discusses the structure of the tabla lessons and the type of materials taught. (CMK)
Descriptors: Children, Educational Research, Higher Education, Improvisation
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Brand, Eva – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1998
Identifies and describes children's in-action mental model of their own learning, which was inferred from the observation of children's behaviors when learning a song. Explains that the mental model is made up of musical organizations and learning strategies, each on two levels, large-scale and detailed. (CMK)
Descriptors: Children, Higher Education, Learning Experience, Music Education
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Cutietta, Robert A.; Foustalieraki, Maria – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1990
Examines whether fourth grade students prefer band or nonband instrument timbre. Identifies differences between student preferences in the United States and Greece, examining how cultural differences influence instrumental timbre preferences. Reports that band instrument timbres often are preferred in the United States but are less so in Greece.…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Educational Research, Elementary School Students
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Mito, Hiromichi – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1997
Explores whether the tsumari phenomenon appears in the performance of keyboard instruments and maintains that tsumari will be severe among subjects with little music training. Finds that tsumari was seen most conspicuously in this beginner group. Concludes that the structural arrangement of the music plays an important role in the tsumari…
Descriptors: Children, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Heim, Norman M. – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1987
Reviews a dissertation which examined the scoring practices for alto, bass, and contrabass clarinets in selected compositions written between 1951-1972. The study identified new practices for scoring low clarinets in wind band compositions. The study is recommended to readers seeking a good understanding of the use of clarinets in these…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Higher Education, Music Education, Music Techniques
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Johnson, Christopher M. – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1999
Analyzes 15 performances of "Bach's Suite Number 3 for Violoncello solo, Bourree Number 1" and determines what patterns of rhythmic variation (rubato) were used by soloists. Indicates that the soloists demonstrated four identifiable and similar trends in the performances. (CMK)
Descriptors: Applied Music, Data Analysis, Educational Trends, Higher Education
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Zdzinski, Stephen F. – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1991
Discusses research literature dealing with measurement of solo instrumental music performance. Compares the Watkins-Farnum Performance Scale with facet-factorial and other rating scales. Covers acoustic analysis and evaluation of tone, loudness, and pitch. Includes discussion of computer-assisted acoustic analysis and instrumental evaluation.…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Evaluation Methods, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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