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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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Wych, Gina M. F. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2012
This literature review examines and synthesizes 30 years of research into the relationship between gender and musical instruments. Specifically, the review focuses on how this relationship affects instrument selection by grade school students entering a school music program. Topics include the gender typing of musical instruments, instrument…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Musicians, Musical Instruments
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Ilari, Beatriz – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
Although teachers work constantly with parents, discussions concerning parental roles in children's music learning are often left at the margins in music teacher training programs. The aim of this article is to offer a review of musical parenting research from an ecological perspective. Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory of human development is…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Parents, Parent Influence
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Soccio, Alison – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
Children express the cultures they bring into the classrooms through musical play. When children are left to their own devices they dance, create songs, and play instruments. Campbell emphasizes how children are immersed in musical activity throughout the entirety of their day; they use music for self-expression, to interact with others, and to…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Music Activities, Literature Reviews, Music Education
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Tan, Leonard – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
This article is a review of research literature on the teaching of concepts in instrumental music education. It is organized in four parts (a) the value of concept teaching in large instrumental ensembles, (b) time spent teaching concepts during rehearsals, (c) approaches to concept teaching, and (d) implications for music education. Research has…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Concept Teaching
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Millican, J. Si – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
This review of the literature examines the process of matching students with band instruments as presented in academic research journals and practitioner publications. While some directors may evaluate the potential impact of students' physical characteristics such as lip size and shape, teeth and jaw structure, body build, and so forth, other…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Educational Research, Music Activities
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Riley, Holly; MacLeod, Rebecca B.; Libera, Matthew – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The primary purpose of this study was to examine the potential of LOw LAtency (LOLA), a low latency audio visual technology designed to allow simultaneous music performance, as a distance learning tool for musical styles in which synchronous playing is an integral aspect of the learning process (e.g., jazz, folk styles). The secondary purpose was…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Distance Education, Audiovisual Aids
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Bugos, Jennifer A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this project was to examine adult learning perceptions of a model music program with group piano instruction and group percussion ensemble for beginning-level musicians (ages 60-86 years). Participants were matched by age and education to two 16-week music programs. Forty participants completed a post-training questionnaire related…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Older Adults, Musical Instruments
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Stambaugh, Laura A.; Demorest, Steven M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2010
The effects of three practice schedules on beginning instrumental achievement were explored. A total of 19 seventh-grade clarinet and saxophone students completed one 18-minute practice session using either a blocked schedule causing a low level of cognitive (contextual) interference, a hybrid schedule causing a moderate level of interference, or…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Techniques, Scheduling, Drills (Practice)
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Killian, Janice N.; Satrom, Shauna L. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2011
This study examined possible influences of demonstrator gender on children's instrument choices. Participants (N = 104) included boys (n = 53) and girls ( n = 51) in fifth grade (n = 27), third grade (n = 41), and kindergarten (n = 36) in six intact music classes from a single elementary school. Pretest and posttest consisted of circling (Grades 3…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Music Education, Music, Musical Instruments
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Silvey, Brian A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2009
This study investigates the effects of band labels on evaluators' judgments of musical performance. High school concert band members (n = 72), wind ensemble members ( n = 77), and band directors (n = 8) were randomly assigned to a band label or no label group. Only the band label group was given evaluation forms that specified the group playing…
Descriptors: Music Education, Evaluators, Music Activities, Musical Instruments
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Kuntz, Tammy L. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2011
The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate the music activities that high school band students are involved in and how these activities might lead to lifelong music participation. Specific research questions were the following: (a) In what activities are high school band students involved? (b) What are high school band directors…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Suburban Schools, Rural Schools, Music Activities
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Millican, Si – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Rawlings recommended that music teachers should select pieces for large-ensemble adjudicated events that not only challenge student musicians but also help ensure student success and promote a positive experience preparing for and participating in the event. Ideally, the selections should balance the strengths of the ensemble with the challenges…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musicians, Musical Instruments
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Eros, John – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2008
Choice of instrument is among the most important factors in determining the course of a student's music education. Instrument selection can be a lengthy process accomplished through a variety of factors. The stereotyping of instruments by gender can, unfortunately, be one of those factors. The association of gender with particular instruments can…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Sex Stereotypes, Gender Issues
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Schatt, Matthew D. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore high school band students' perspectives of instrumental music practice from within the attribution theory paradigm and to attempt to elucidate the secondary student's attitudes toward practice. High school band students from three Midwestern school districts (N = 218) completed a survey that was used to…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, High School Students, Music Education, Drills (Practice)
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