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Smith, Alex – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
Musical settings that require consumers to construct their own musical instruments serve as potential sites of reconnection between musicians, the musical instruments they make, the natural resources that comprise those instruments, and the labor required to produce them. When musicians reconnect in these ways, they are able to understand and…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Musicians, Participation, Musical Composition
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StGeorge, Jennifer; Holbrook, Allyson; Cantwell, Robert – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
For many people, the appeal of music lies in its connection to human emotions. A significant body of research has explored the emotions that are experienced through either the formal structure of music or through its symbolic messages. Yet in the instrumental music education field, this emotional connection is rarely examined. In this article, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Cassidy, Jane W.; Schlegel, Amanda L. – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the role initial attack and expertise play in the identification of instrumental tones. A stimulus CD was made of 32 excerpts of instrumental tones. Sixteen possible combinations of the variables of initial attack (present or absent), expertise (beginner versus professional), and timbre (flute, clarinet,…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Identification, College Students, Music Education
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Waters, Megan – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of the perceived impact of personal circumstances, past and present learning environments, and musical culture on the development of playing-related pain and injury among tertiary string students. The study used a multi-phased mixed-methods methodology with elements of both quantitative…
Descriptors: Pain, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Psychomotor Skills
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Hopkins, Michael; Provenzano, Anthony M.; Spencer, Michael S. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the benefits, challenges, program characteristics and instructional approaches of an El Sistema inspired (ESI) after-school string program developed as a university-school partnership. Case study methodology was used to examine the program. Fifth-grade students received 75 minutes of after-school…
Descriptors: After School Programs, College School Cooperation, Music Teachers, Musicians
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Mualem, Orit; Lavidor, Michal – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
The current study is an interdisciplinary examination of the interplay among music, language, and emotions. It consisted of two experiments designed to investigate the relationship between musical abilities and vocal emotional recognition. In experiment 1 (N = 24), we compared the influence of two short-term intervention programs--music and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Intervention, Emotional Response, Nonverbal Communication
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Rickert, Dale L. L.; Barrett, Margaret S.; Ackermann, Bronwen J. – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
Injury risks associated with musical performance continue to be a serious problem for professional and student musicians. Much research has focused on the incidence and severity of these problems yet less information is available on the potential influence of health awareness and attitudes to injuries in these populations. This study aimed to…
Descriptors: Injuries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, College Students
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Geringer, John M.; MacLeod, Rebecca B.; Ellis, Julia C. – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
We investigated pitch perception of string vibrato tones among string players in two separate studies. In both studies we used tones of acoustic instruments (violin and cello) as stimuli. In the first, we asked 192 high school and university string players to listen to a series of tonal pairs: one tone of each pair was performed with vibrato and…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, High School Students, College Students
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Silvey, Brian A.; Regier, Bradley J.; Wacker, Aaron T. – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of wind ensemble seating configurations on college instrumentalists' ratings of ensemble sound. Members of a university wind ensemble (N = 40) were recorded while performing a 1-minute excerpt of "Only Light" by Aaron Perrine in one of four ensemble configurations. At the conclusion of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Musical Instruments, Class Organization
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Schlegel, Amanda L.; Springer, D. Gregory – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
We examined how visual feedback from electronic tuners affected trombonists' pitch performance and tuning confidence. High school (n = 29) and college trombonists (n = 30) were tasked to play in tune with a stimulus tone (G3) recorded by a professional trombonist presented through headphones. Following each of three attempts, participants rated…
Descriptors: Music Education, Feedback (Response), Visual Stimuli, Musical Instruments
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Wallace, Katherine – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
This study was designed to investigate the impact that choral singing has on instrumental students' development as musicians. Instrumental music students (N = 23) enrolled in a choral elective module at a tertiary music conservatory completed an eight-item questionnaire. Descriptive answers were collated and interpreted revealing six…
Descriptors: Musicians, Singing, Music Education, Elective Courses
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Perkins, Rosie; Aufegger, Lisa; Williamon, Aaron – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
Music is increasingly recognised as important in facilitating healthy ageing, yet little is known of what musicians themselves learn when they teach older adults. This article reports the practices of the "Rhythm for Life" project at the Royal College of Music in the UK, in which conservatoire students taught 10-week programmes of group…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Musicians, Music Education
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Dye, Keith – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to document behaviors of applied music teachers and students, as they occurred in online lessons with instructional delivery facilitated through desktop videoconferencing. The author examined the use of desktop videoconferencing in the delivery of applied music instruction to six middle school-aged band students…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Music Education, Teacher Behavior, Student Behavior
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Toyoshima, Kumiko; Fukui, Hajime; Kuda, Kiyoto – International Journal of Music Education, 2011
Few studies have been conducted on the physiological effects of creative art activities. In this study, the effects of creative art activities on human stress were investigated, and their effects were compared in 57 healthy college students (27 males and 30 females). Subjects were divided into four groups, each of which participated in 30-minute…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Music Education, Creative Activities, Handwriting