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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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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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Yoo, Hyesoo – Music Educators Journal, 2017
Multicultural choral music has distinct characteristics in that indigenous folk elements are frequently incorporated into a Western European tonal system. Because of this, multicultural choral music is often taught using Western styles (e.g., "bel canto") rather than through traditional singing techniques from their cultures of origin.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Singing, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness
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West, Chad – Music Educators Journal, 2015
Early in my teaching career, my goals were to teach students to play their instruments beautifully and to help them correctly and independently interpret music notation. However, many of my students were missing the internal musicianship skills that enable high-level music-making. As we teach instrument technique and notation, we sometimes…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Theory, Creativity
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Kennedy, Raymond F. – Music Educators Journal, 1972
Article examines the music and musical instruments of an area commonly referred to as the South Sea Isles. Author also points out the musical function and cultural meaning of specific musical styles. (RK)
Descriptors: Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Contact, Music Techniques
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Dziuk, Stacy – Music Educators Journal, 2018
Selecting excellent literature for a small or unbalanced band can be challenging, especially if the ensemble is ready to perform literature beyond Grade 2.5. This article describes a process for choosing high-quality repertoire for the small band, focusing on high school/college groups. Also examined is how to analyze and alter pieces to fit the…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, High School Students, College Students
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Reese, Sam – Music Educators Journal, 1995
Describes a junior high school course in musical composition using Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) technology. Discusses course objectives and three composition projects. Includes a list of definitions and asserts that MIDI technology offers students and teachers a powerful method to study how music works. (CFR)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Interfaces, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content
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Ely, Mark C. – Music Educators Journal, 1992
Describes musical instrument digital interface (MIDI), a communication system that uses digital data to enable MIDI-equipped instruments to communicate with each other. Includes discussion of music editors, sequencers, compositional software, and commonly used computers. Suggests uses for the technology for students and teachers. Urges further…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
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Yamaguchi, Osamu – Music Educators Journal, 1972
Article discusses the music of the Orient and an insight on the development of musical instruments and the theory of music. As well, it notes the influence the music of the Orient has had on the rest of the world. (RK)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Music Techniques
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Margolis, Jerome N. – Music Educators Journal, 1976
A few years ago the synthesizer was an expensive musical instrument. Today prices have dropped tremendously. Explains why the synthesizer is not out of reach of the school classroom and how a solid instructional program can be developed with its use. (Editor/RK)
Descriptors: Guidelines, Music Education, Music Teachers, Musical Composition
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Peters, Gretchen – Music Educators Journal, 2016
Greater diversity and inclusivity in music curricula are goals that permeate discussions in education. Achieving these goals, however, is complex and presents inherent difficulties as music not only values tradition but also promotes the past. Many music traditions were exclusionary and unintentionally cultivated a culture in which many people…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Composition, Musicians
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Birnie, Rebecca A. – Music Educators Journal, 2014
Composition with students on the elementary level sparks imagination and creativity while engaging students in an experience that can demonstrate personal musical growth. Traditionally, music educators have not been taught how to compose music, let alone lead their students in composing experiences. As music educators take the beginning steps of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Musical Instruments, Elementary School Students
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Fisher, Fred – Music Educators Journal, 1973
Discusses the development of musical thought in China. (RK)
Descriptors: Acoustics, Music Education, Music Techniques, Music Theory
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Brandt, William E. – Music Educators Journal, 1974
Article discussed the musical language of Elliott Carter, a major composer and contributor to new musical developments in America. (RK)
Descriptors: Charts, Educational Background, Music, Music Education
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Walzer, Daniel A. – Music Educators Journal, 2016
This article explores the creative function of virtual instruments, sequencers, loops, and software-based synthesizers to introduce basic scoring and sound design concepts for visual media in an introductory music technology course. Using digital audio workstations with user-focused and configurable options, novice composers can hone a broad range…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Techniques, Technology Integration, Concept Teaching
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