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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
Pelayo, Jose Maria G., III; Mallari, Shedy Dee C.; Pelayo, Jose Juancho S. – Online Submission, 2015
The Guitar is a very popular instrument that is commonly used by many musicians. This study focused on the factors that made the guitar more appealing to the youth in comparison to other instruments. A semi structured, open ended questionnaire was used to collect the data essential for this study. 50 male and 50 female college students were…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Questionnaires, College Students, Interviews
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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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Coskuner, Sonat – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
Today, some of the important dilemmas of music education are that performers are too dependent on the notes in a written musical score and they are not being so able to improvise. Stage phobia, lack of motivation and problematic of perception regarding today's modern music are additional problems facing musicians. This research aims at revealing…
Descriptors: Music Education, Sign Language, Musical Composition, Workshops
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Thibeault, Matthew D.; Evoy, Julianne – General Music Today, 2011
This column presents an account of the Homebrew Ukulele Union: an ensemble where students build their own instruments, write their own compositions and arrangements, and organize performances in the local community. One author, a member of the group, presents the student perspective on building, learning, leading, and performing, whereas the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Anthropology, Musical Instruments, Musical Composition
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Greive, Tyrone – American String Teacher, 1997
Maintains that the works of Grazyna Bacewicz foster musical growth and appreciation, increase students' technical skills, and expand their cultural horizons by acquainting students with the traditions of Poland. Explains that her compositions can be adapted to many different teaching approaches and tailored for students of all ages. (CMK)
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, Music Education
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MacRitchie, Jennifer; Zicari, Massimo; Blom, Diana – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Limited consideration has been given to the challenges young composers and performers face when learning to communicate through notation in contemporary classical music, and the specific opportunities presented for peer learning. This article describes a project at a Swiss music conservatory in which two student composers wrote pieces for solo…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Classical Music, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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Keyes, Christopher – Music Educators Journal, 2000
Contends that teaching contemporary music pieces that are largely improvised provides an ideal learning opportunity for students. Focuses on the piece "Improvisations I," stating that the version presented is intended for college students. Describes the performance of each section of the piece and provides suggestions for rehearsal. (CMK)
Descriptors: College Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Improvisation