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Loh, Christian Sebastian – Music Education Research, 2007
A musical note produced through the vibration of a single string is psychoacoustically simpler/purer than that produced via multiple-strings vibration. Does the psychoacoustics of instrument sound have any effect on learning outcomes in music instruction? This study investigated the effect of two psychoacoustically distinct instrument sounds on…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Auditory Training, Acoustics
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Mitchell, Helen F. – Music Education Research, 2018
The music industry is built on a system of expert evaluation focused on sound, but the foundations are challenged by recent research, which suggests that sight trumps sound. This presents a challenge to music educators, who train the next generation of expert performers and listeners. The aim of this study is to investigate students' perceptions…
Descriptors: Music Education, Experiential Learning, Evaluation Criteria, Music Activities
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Long, Marion; Creech, Andrea; Gaunt, Helena; Hallam, Susan – Music Education Research, 2014
Historically, in the professional training of musicians, the master-apprentice model has played a central role in instilling the methods and values of the discipline, contributing to the rigorous formation of talent. Expert professional musicians advocate that certain thinking skills can be modelled through the master-apprentice model, yet its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Musicians
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Simones, Lilian Lima – Music Education Research, 2017
Music performance in the higher educational context is shaped by a reciprocal chain of interactions between students, part-time tutors and full-time teaching staff, each with specific expectations about the teaching and learning process. Such expectations can provide valuable insights not only for designing and implementing meaningful educational…
Descriptors: Music Education, Performance, Singing, Musical Instruments
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Watson, Kevin E. – Music Education Research, 2015
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the practice strategies that collegiate music majors chose to employ in preparing for a jazz improvisation performance, and the relationships among selected practice behaviours and achievement in instrumental jazz improvisation. Participants for the study (N = 62) were enrolled as music majors…
Descriptors: Music Education, Drills (Practice), Achievement, Creativity
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Burwell, Kim; Shipton, Matthew – Music Education Research, 2011
In higher education music, individual practice remains a unique and solitary activity, perhaps the least accessible to the scrutiny of either teachers or researchers. This study reports on an investigation of the variety among student approaches to practice, with reference to year groups, age, instrumental groups and examination results. Data were…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music, Drills (Practice), Social Isolation
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King, Andrew – Music Education Research, 2008
This article presents some of the findings from a mixed-methods case study that investigated collaborative learning for pairs of higher education students working in a music studio on a drum kit recording. A stratified purposive sampling technique was used and students were allocated a partner of similar ability; often referred to as a…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Educational Technology, Cooperative Learning, College Students