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Beachy, William – Music Educators Journal, 1977
Article describes an introductory music program in which all students are given the opportunity to learn about a variety of musical instruments by actually playing them. (RW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Music Activities, Music Education
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Mayer, Alfred – Music Educators Journal, 1975
Author approached the problem of stimulating students to learn the exacting and physically tiring process of music education through use of some musical instrument. (RK)
Descriptors: Computers, Learning Experience, Music Education, Physical Activities
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Zervoudakes, Jason; Tanur, Judith M. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1994
Reports on a study of student preference for musical instruments over 3 decades in 600 elementary, secondary, and colleges. Finds that gender-based segregation has increased at the high school and college level, but findings at the elementary level are inconclusive. (CFR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Higher Education, Males
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Byo, James – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1991
Discusses a study of the musical instrument preferences of third grade children. Reports that students' choice of instruments was influenced by the manner in which the instruments were presented to them. Finds that preference varied with gender. Suggests areas for future research. (SG)
Descriptors: Grade 3, Interest Research, Music Education, Musical Instruments
Muro, Don – Teaching Music, 1995
Maintains that many educators are using sequences to create accompaniments and practice tapes geared to student abilities. Describes musical instruction using Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI). Discusses eight suggestions designed to make the process of sequencing more efficient. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Raab, Emil – Music Educators Journal, 1980
Noting that developing skill with a musical instrument requires much dedicated practice, the author gives advice to students and teachers about maximizing the productivity and efficiency of a practice session. (SJL)
Descriptors: Applied Music, Drills (Practice), Efficiency, Guidelines
Sweet, Debbie – 1980
An elementary school (K-6) general music unit presents strategies and exercises for helping students attain skills in music literacy. The first section, which is arranged by grade level, helps students read, perform, and dictate a variety of rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic patterns. The second section provides instructions and accompanying…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Melody, Music Education
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Cline, Dallas – Music Educators Journal, 1980
Instructions are provided for making these simple musical instruments from inexpensive materials: an Indian bull-roarer; bottle chimes; a ham can guitar; flower pot, box, and steel drums; a xylophone; a musical sawhorse; rattles; a melody box; and a box thumb harp. (SJL)
Descriptors: Construction (Process), Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Guidelines
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Howard, Roy E. – Music Educators Journal, 1985
Care of musical instruments should be a part of every student's music education. What students should know about caring for pianos is discussed. The main parts of the piano--the cabinet, the mechanical part, the musical part, and the structure--are discussed. Tuning and pitch raise are also discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Maintenance
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Reese, Sam – Music Educators Journal, 1995
Describes a junior high school course in musical composition using Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) technology. Discusses course objectives and three composition projects. Includes a list of definitions and asserts that MIDI technology offers students and teachers a powerful method to study how music works. (CFR)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Interfaces, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content
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McIntyre, Margaret, Ed. – Science and Children, 1981
Describes several activities for preschool and primary age children integrating science and music sounds. Activities include using musical instruments, the voice, and the piano. Through these activities students can learn to listen to and discriminate between musical sounds made by striking and vibrating. (DS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Learning Activities, Music Activities
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Williams, Larry D. – Music Educators Journal, 1985
Students referred to special education programs for reasons of mental retardation, physical impairment, or emotional maladjustment can learn to play musical instruments with sufficient facility to form musical ensembles that can significantly enhance personal satisfaction. The Great Expectations Bank from Great Falls, Montana, illustrates and…
Descriptors: Bands (Music), Disabilities, Music Education, Program Descriptions
Stinson, Christine, Comp. – Teaching Music, 1996
Recommends elementary school projects where children design and make their own musical instruments. Maintains that this familiarizes students with the family of instruments and how they produce sound. The built instruments can be as simple as a washtub bass or as complex as an electronic synthesizer. (MJP)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Creative Teaching, Elementary Education, Handicrafts
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Fortney, Patrick M.; And Others – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1993
Reports on a study on the selection of musical instruments by 990 band students in grades 6-9 (Dade County, Florida). Factors studied included prior instrumental music experience, family participation in the choice, and gender. Reports strong gender/instrument associations that seemed to override students' professed reasons for choosing…
Descriptors: Bands (Music), Educational Research, Females, High Schools
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services. – 1987
Developed to acquaint students with the Honolulu (Hawaii) Youth Symphony Concerts program, this booklet focuses on information and activities to help make concert attendance meaningful and enjoyable for students. Goals and learning concepts are described, and information about each of the symphony's musical instruments is included. The chronology…
Descriptors: Concerts, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
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