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Santone, Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation analyzes data in order to answer the research question, "Do eighth grade students who have participated regularly in their school band programs for four consecutive years achieve higher scores in New Jersey's Grade Eight PARCC Assessment than students of similar ability who do not play a musical instrument?" Data was…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Grade 8, Charter Schools
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Evans, Paul; McPherson, Gary E.; Davidson, Jane W. – Psychology of Music, 2013
This article addresses individuals' decisions to continue or cease playing a musical instrument from a basic psychological needs perspective. Participants began learning music 10 years prior to the study and were the subject of previous longitudinal research. They completed a survey investigating the three psychological needs of competence,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
Brown, Dawnyell – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Music education has been shown to be related to a variety of positive outcomes, including student achievement in math. This study was conducted to examine the effect of integrating Hip Hop Literacy songs on fourth grade reading achievement scores. The framework for the study was Miendlarzweska and Trost's model of musical instrument training.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Music Education, Reading Achievement
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Adams, Krista L.; Pedersen, Jon; Narboni, Nicole – Science and Children, 2014
Ask many elementary school teachers or principals, and they will say that science and music are not the top priority in their classrooms. Teachers need to know "how" they can incorporate the necessary mathematics and reading goals and objectives while still engaging students in the critical and aesthetic thinking developed through…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Science Instruction, Music Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Palaigeorgiou, George; Pouloulis, Christos – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Ubiquitous music is a relatively new research area which seeks ways to involve novices in music learning, playing and improvisation. Despite the ambitious goals, ubiquitous music is still unknown territory in schools. In this study, we have tried to identify whether ubiquitous music environments can enable novice music students to participate in…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Fairy Tales, Teaching Methods
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Bucura, Elizabeth; Weissberg, JulieAnne – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate elementary students' creating processes and perspectives through composition. Two fourth-grade classes took part in this action research, which consisted of creating four compositions--two with acoustic instruments and two with computer software. For each of the two sound sources, the first composition…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Musical Composition, Action Research, Music Education
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Boon, Ebru Tuncer – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to explore the violin experiences of African American students at an Elementary School in northern Florida to consider the potential for culturally-responsive string education. The hermeneutical approach was used to answer the research questions: (1) What are the personal musical worlds of these African American…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, African American Students, Musical Instruments, Music Education
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Brittin, Ruth V. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2014
Listeners ("N" = 543) in grades 4, 5, and 6 rated their preference for 10 instrumental and vocal selections from various styles, including four popular music selections with versions performed in English, Spanish, or an Asian language. Participants estimated their identification with Spanish/Hispanic/Latino and Asian cultures, the number…
Descriptors: Listening, Elementary School Students, Preferences, Student Attitudes
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Coulson, Andrea N.; Burke, Brigid M. – International Journal of Music Education, 2013
This research explored essential elements to be considered when teaching US students to develop and define creativity in the general elementary (students aged 5-11 years) music classroom. This case study focused on answering the following research questions: 1) What are students' perceptions of creativity? 2) How can music educators successfully…
Descriptors: Creativity, Music Education, Elementary School Students, Case Studies
Taylor, Monica DeLoach – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine elementary students' attitudes toward music in Grades 3, 4, and 5. The sample comprised of 366 Grade 3, 4, and 5 students from two different Southeastern elementary schools. The schools had different socioeconomic identities. Of the two schools selected, one school was a Title I school and one a Non-Title I…
Descriptors: Music Education, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Attitudes, Multiple Regression Analysis
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McCord, Kimberly – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2009
Students with communication disabilities present challenges to general music teachers with inclusive music classrooms. Typically, students perform, compose and improvise with others in the class, but students with physical disabilities that include communication difficulties or students with autism are left out or at best marginally participate.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Communication Strategies, Creative Activities, Autism
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Ho, Wai-Chung – Research in Education, 2009
This paper elucidates students' experiences of music within and beyond classrooms, and interprets their experiences of musical participation and instrumental learning. Data are drawn from a questionnaire conducted in Hong Kong between November 2006 and December 2006 with 3,243 students who were attending grades four - ten in 22 primary and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Musical Instruments, Elementary School Students
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Whitcomb, Rachel; Berger, Linda M.; Schmidt, Catherine – General Music Today, 2011
In this article, the authors share their recent experiences with a fourth grade general music classroom in China as members of the "People-to-People Ambassador Program". They provide a description of the types of musical activities they observed at Aiju Primary School in Shanghai in December 2009 by sharing the content of one specific…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Music Education, Music, Asian Culture
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Riley, Patricia – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2008
The purpose of this research was to make observations and comparisons between original music composed by Mexican children, and traditional Mexican songs. Data were obtained through notated music compositions created by the children, and through videotaped interviews during which the children performed their compositions, talked about both their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Musical Composition, Children
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Parisi, Joseph – International Journal of Music Education, 2004
The purpose of this study was to assess fourth- and fifth-grade students' (9- and 10-year-olds') affective response and ability to discriminate between melody and improvisation after receiving instruction in singing and/or playing a piece in the blues style. Subjects (N= 102) were assigned to one of three equal-sized groups. Group 1 learned to…
Descriptors: Singing, Creative Activities, Grade 5, Grade 4
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