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Wych, Gina M. F. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2012
This literature review examines and synthesizes 30 years of research into the relationship between gender and musical instruments. Specifically, the review focuses on how this relationship affects instrument selection by grade school students entering a school music program. Topics include the gender typing of musical instruments, instrument…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Musicians, Musical Instruments
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Ilari, Beatriz – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
Although teachers work constantly with parents, discussions concerning parental roles in children's music learning are often left at the margins in music teacher training programs. The aim of this article is to offer a review of musical parenting research from an ecological perspective. Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory of human development is…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Parents, Parent Influence
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Soccio, Alison – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
Children express the cultures they bring into the classrooms through musical play. When children are left to their own devices they dance, create songs, and play instruments. Campbell emphasizes how children are immersed in musical activity throughout the entirety of their day; they use music for self-expression, to interact with others, and to…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Music Activities, Literature Reviews, Music Education
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Strickland, Susan J. – Childhood Education, 2002
Reviews literature on effects of music on the brain in childhood development. Areas include: (1) early synaptic growth; (2) nature versus nurture; (3) background music; (4) musical practice; (5) music learning and cognitive skills; (6) transfer of music learning; (7) musical instrument practice; (8) children and music; and (9) transfer effects.…
Descriptors: Brain, Child Development, Children, Cognitive Development
Hall, John – 1999
Changes in the provision of musical instrument instruction provided by local authorities in Scotland since local government reorganization are charted in this research report. The report outlines some of the more important messages from recent research about the value of musical instruction, reviews the findings of some recent surveys of the…
Descriptors: Applied Music, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Tan, Leonard – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
This article is a review of research literature on the teaching of concepts in instrumental music education. It is organized in four parts (a) the value of concept teaching in large instrumental ensembles, (b) time spent teaching concepts during rehearsals, (c) approaches to concept teaching, and (d) implications for music education. Research has…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Concept Teaching
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Greig, Jeremy; Lowe, Geoffrey – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Jazz big band is a common extra-curricular musical activity in Western Australian secondary schools. Jazz big band offers important fundamentals that can help expand a student's musical understanding. However, the teaching of conventions associated with big band jazz has often been haphazard and can be daunting and frightening, especially for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Theater Arts, Secondary Education
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Millican, J. Si – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
This review of the literature examines the process of matching students with band instruments as presented in academic research journals and practitioner publications. While some directors may evaluate the potential impact of students' physical characteristics such as lip size and shape, teeth and jaw structure, body build, and so forth, other…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Educational Research, Music Activities
Hall, John – 1999
Instrument instruction provided by local authorities has contributed to musical activities in primary and secondary schools for many years. A national survey asked the following questions: How much musical instrumental instruction goes on now in Scottish schools?; Are the numbers of pupils and instructors rising or falling?; How much do the local…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Instrumentation and Orchestration, Music Education
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Eros, John – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2008
Choice of instrument is among the most important factors in determining the course of a student's music education. Instrument selection can be a lengthy process accomplished through a variety of factors. The stereotyping of instruments by gender can, unfortunately, be one of those factors. The association of gender with particular instruments can…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Sex Stereotypes, Gender Issues
Brinkley, Robert C. – 1986
This paper outlines the method and theoretical basis for establishing and implementing an independent study music curriculum. The curriculum combines practical and theoretical paradigms and leads to an external degree. The computer, in direct interaction with the student, is the primary instructional tool, and the teacher is involved in indirect…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, External Degree Programs
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Byo, James L. – Music Educators Journal, 2004
Musicians practice to build endurance, flexibility, and dexterity. They practice to maintain good performance, to sight-read better, to memorize, and simply, to enjoy music making. There are other motivations for practice, but one, more than others, is a catalyst for consequential change in musical development--practicing to solve performance…
Descriptors: Musicians, Problem Solving, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Rees, Fred J.; Michelis, Rainer M. – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1991
Examines relationships between musical information processed by a computer-based sound analysis system and the audiovisual record of a performer's response to musical assignments. Concludes that computer analysis permits identification of performance behavior. Suggests that a database could be designed to provide both diagnostic response to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Ellis, Mark C. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1992
Reports on study of 80 elementary students in grades 3-6 to determine whether tempo perception and performance abilities increased with grade level and musical training. Finds that student performance and perceptions did increase with grade level and training. Concludes that modern technology has made research into tempo perception more precise…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Educational Research, Elementary Education
Brophy, Tim – 1988
After noting the near-universal presence of rhythmic response in play in all cultures, this paper looks first at the historical development of theories of play, and then examines current theories of play and their implications in the teaching of music to young children. The first section reviews 19th and early 20th century theories of play,…
Descriptors: Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Learning Theories
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