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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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Briscoe, Diane – Music Educators Journal, 2016
Factors that determine the rate of a child's progress on a musical instrument include the quality, quantity, and regularity of home practice. Because a young pupil sometimes lacks the skills necessary to practice independently at times, music teachers could encourage and motivate parents/guardians to participate more fully in their child's music…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Parents
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Whitener, John L.; Shu, Feiqun – Music Educators Journal, 2018
This article highlights one music educator's belief that it has become incumbent upon music teachers to expand their knowledge and understanding of global musical practices, traditional instruments, and cultural traditions, and they need to pass this knowledge on to their students. Experiences traveling and attempting to experience the music from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Strand, Katherine; Brenner, Brenda – Music Educators Journal, 2017
Research conducted on the development of expressive performance capabilities suggests that children can learn to demonstrate expressiveness in their music-making. Expressivity includes musical interpretation, performance technique, and musical and personal creativity. This article examines creativity as an important component of musical…
Descriptors: Creativity, Music Education, Performance, Music Appreciation
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Shieh, Eric; Allsup, Randall Everett – Music Educators Journal, 2016
Musical independence has always been an essential aim of musical instruction. But this objective can refer to everything from high levels of musical expertise to more student choice in the classroom. While most conceptualizations of musical independence emphasize the demonstration of knowledge and skills within particular music traditions, this…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Citizen Participation, Expertise
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Carolin, Michael – Music Educators Journal, 2006
Conflicting philosophies exist in education today between those who believe that the traditional approach to curriculum is the best and those who believe there are better ways. At the core of both approaches is the sincere desire to give children the best education in the world. In this article, the author uses integration to bring the study of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Teachers, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Trinick, Robyn; Pohio, Lesley – Music Educators Journal, 2018
Children have a natural curiosity about sound. This is particularly evident in the context of musical play. The potential of play for music learning may be overshadowed by a teacher-led and performance-focused approach to music education rather than an organic, self-initiated approach. By bringing together the child's natural curiosity about…
Descriptors: Music, Play, Early Childhood Education, Music Education
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Park, Leo – Music Educators Journal, 2019
Improvisation-based exercises may be the key to unlocking students' innate musical creativities. This article focuses on two exercises--drone improvisation and circle stringing--that can be easily integrated into the orchestra curriculum and adapted to the learning needs of the individual student, small-ensemble, and large-ensemble settings. Of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Creative Activities, Student Needs
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Torchon, Jeffrey – Music Educators Journal, 2018
One of the most distinctive musical genres that originated in Cuba over the past century is "cha-cha-chá," which is attributed to Enrique Jorrín during the 1950s. The popularity of this music has grown considerably since its genesis, as evidenced by the vast array of repertoire, the multitude of bands performing it, and its prevalence in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Dance
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Michaels, Arthur J. – Music Educators Journal, 1981
Tips for the traveling musician on the safe transportation of his/her musical instrument. (SJL)
Descriptors: Guidelines, Musical Instruments, Musicians, Transportation
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Vandor, Ivan – Music Educators Journal, 1974
Discussed the ancient Buddhist music of Tibet and its variety of musical instruments. (RK)
Descriptors: Educational History, Music Education, Music Techniques, Musical Instruments
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Goines, Leonard – Music Educators Journal, 1972
Discusses music functions and uses of musical instruments in Africa. (RK)
Descriptors: African Culture, Community Influence, Cultural Differences, Cultural Traits
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Grame, Theodore C. – Music Educators Journal, 1972
Author presents a panorama of European musical instruments, their origination, and cultural function. (RK)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Cultural Interrelationships, European History, Folk Culture
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Wall, Michael Patrick – Music Educators Journal, 2018
In schools, band is often seen as a class where students and teachers can be creative. But is this true? Many schools use a traditional band model, which may not allow space for creative activities. This article, inspired by the "Music Educators Journal" March 2017 special focus on teaching for musical creativity, examines and critiques…
Descriptors: Creativity, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Walter, Donald J.; Walter, Jennifer S. – Music Educators Journal, 2015
Practice is a major element in cultivating musical skill. Some psychologists have proposed that deliberate practice, a specific framework for structuring practice activities, creates the kind of practice necessary to increase skill and develop expertise. While psychologists have been observing behavior, neurologists have studied how the brain…
Descriptors: Music Education, Brain, Teaching Methods, Research
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