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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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Wollner, Clemens; Ginsborg, Jane – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
Team teaching--two or more teachers sharing the training of a group of students--has only recently been implemented in the curricula of many higher music education institutions. This article reports on a survey of 142 music students and their tutors from three departments (the Schools of Strings, Vocal and Opera Studies, and Wind, Brass and…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Music Education, College Instruction, College Students
Wendt, Kenneth Nathan – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation considers the influence of modern recording technology on trumpet pedagogy. The research specifically looks at the listening habits of students and the sources they use for concepts of sound. It is hypothesized that students are attending less live performances and using recordings as their fundamental basis for a concept of…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Technology Uses in Education, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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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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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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Gaunt, Helena – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
The power of one-to-one tuition in Higher Music Education is evidenced by its continuing place at the heart of conservatoire education. The need to examine this student-teacher relationship more closely has been emphasised in the last decades by increasing understanding of processes of student learning in Higher Education as a whole, and in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music Education, Interaction, Teacher Attitudes
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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
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Miksza, Peter – Psychology of Music, 2011
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between observed practice behaviors consistent with conceptions of deliberate practice (Lehmann & Ericsson, 1997) and the performance achievement of collegiate wind players (N = 55). The secondary purpose of this study was to explore relationships among observed practice…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Questionnaires, Musicians, Musical Instruments
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MacLeod, Rebecca B. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate possible influences of pitch register and dynamic level on vibrato rates and widths of university and high school violin and viola players. Analysis showed that pitch register significantly affected the vibrato rates and widths of the performers. Musicians vibrated 0.32 Hz faster and approximately 26…
Descriptors: High School Students, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Teaching Methods
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Cash, Carla Davis – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2009
Thirty-six nonmusicians practiced a five-element key-press sequence on a digital piano, repeating the sequence as quickly and accurately as possible during twelve 30-s practice blocks alternating with 30-s pauses. Twelve learners rested for 5 min between Blocks 3 and 4, another 12 learners rested for 5 min between Blocks 9 and 10, and the…
Descriptors: Intervals, Musical Instruments, Performance, Memory
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Morrison, Steven J.; Price, Harry E.; Geiger, Carla G.; Cornacchio, Rachel A. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2009
In this study, the authors examined whether a conductor's use of high-expressivity or low-expressivity techniques affected evaluations of ensemble performances that were identical across conducting conditions. Two conductors each conducted two 1-minute parallel excerpts from Percy Grainger's "Walking Tune." Each directed one excerpt…
Descriptors: Music Education, Measures (Individuals), Likert Scales, College Students
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Gaunt, Helena – British Journal of Music Education, 2007
This paper presents findings from action research in a conservatoire (the Guildhall School of Music & Drama) which focused on teaching and learning effective breathing in playing the oboe. A range of approaches and techniques emerged from a literature review. These were implemented in practice with oboe students at the Guildhall School, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Silverman, Michael J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2009
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of positive peer reinforcement on self-reported psychological measures and songleading performance in beginning guitar students. No differences were found between the control group (n = 21) and the experimental group (n = 20) concerning psychological measures of self-esteem, stress, and…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Psychology, Depression (Psychology)
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Smith, Derek T. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to construct and validate a rating scale for collegiate wind jazz improvisation performance. The 14-item Wind Jazz Improvisation Evaluation Scale (WJIES) was constructed and refined through a facet-rational approach to scale development. Five wind jazz students and one professional jazz educator were asked to record…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Music, Creative Activities, Music Activities
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