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Prodan, Angelica – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
After discussing some of the drawbacks of using Skype for long distance music lessons, Angelica Prodan describes three different types of Artificial Reality (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed or Merged Reality). She goes on to describe the beneficial applications of technology, with results otherwise impossible to achieve in areas such…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Musical Instruments
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Marshall, Herbert D. – General Music Today, 2006
The article offers tips on introducing percussion activities in elementary music class. Percussion equipment should be treated as musical instruments and not toys, teaching correct names, playing techniques and notation for the instruments. Active listening experiences for students should be planned, including band music. Band music incorporates…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Listening Skills, Teaching Methods, Music Education
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Talner, Lee – Teaching Artist Journal, 2010
Like so many other doctors, the author loves the arts deeply. Playing a musical instrument and making photographs have been joyful pursuits throughout his schooling, training, and subsequent forty-five-year career as a medical school professor and practitioner of diagnostic radiology. Despite stretches when his healing art pushed aside his visual…
Descriptors: Photography, Art Teachers, Artists, Teacher Student Relationship
Davis, Andy – Teaching Music, 2004
In this article, the author states that, when he teaches instrumental technique to beginners, especially in a general music class, he discovers that most students often do not coordinate their muscles effectively when they start playing a musical instrument. He specifically discusses teaching the students how to play the xylophone and techniques…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Techniques, Musical Instruments, Music Education
Rawlins, Robert – Teaching Music, 2004
In this article, the author argues that in many ways, developing instrumental practice techniques is an experiment with a sample of one. Musicians must learn which methods work best for them as individuals. This starts in the earliest stages of learning a musical instrument. Teachers offer suggestions: students discover how others are practicing,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Musicians, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Peretz, Marc H. – Music Educators Journal, 1988
States that well-planned, efficient music rehearsals are essential in achieving educational goals. Outlines five steps for planning rehearsals; explains how to use warm-ups effectively; and discusses how to tune musical instruments more efficiently. (BSR)
Descriptors: Bands (Music), Choral Music, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
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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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Kendall, John – Music Educators Journal, 1986
Suzuki believed that all human beings are endowed with remarkable musical ability and can learn to play musical instruments in the same way they learn to speak. The Suzuki method of teaching music and its evolution in the United States are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Educational Theories
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Webb, Michael – Music Education Research, 2008
In western musical contexts at global and local levels, musicians are becoming increasingly involved in what might be termed multicode music making and are expanding their musical competences. In this article I consider the practical and cognitive implications of such an expanding of competences for music education at various levels. Combining…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Music Teachers, Cultural Pluralism
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Snyder, Susan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Advocates instruction in the arts to develop young children's creative and global thinking skills. Suggests that music instruction can help special needs children to learn in other ways. For example, children who have trouble learning to read may benefit from rhythm instruction to help them keep a beat. Singing and playing musical instruments can…
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Curriculum, Integrated Activities
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Gatien, Greg – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2009
Lucy Green's (2008) "Music, Informal Learning, and the School: A New Classroom Pedagogy" gives rise to an interesting corollary. Does the manner of music's transmission inform one's understanding of a musical category? While categories of music can be difficult to define according to strict musical characteristics, a better understanding of…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Music, Musicians, Music Education
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Powell, Kimberly – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2010
In this essay, the author first addresses the theme of disciplined somatic training and its relationship to self-awareness and transformation. Her attention is focused specifically on the chapter on Ludwig Wittgenstein, in which Richard Shusterman presents and then elaborates upon the philosopher's connections between conscious bodily feelings and…
Descriptors: Human Body, Aesthetics, Ethics, Politics
Casey, Amy C. – Teaching Music, 2005
The challenge for educators today is to overcome this barrage of media and technology and find innovative ways to help students learn. But, how can teachers compete for student attention when this is the challenge? How can they improve learning experiences and make them relevant to our students' lives? Integrating technology into the music…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation, Music Teachers, Constructivism (Learning)
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Higgins, Lee – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2007
Providing genuine opportunities for musical engagement is a constant challenge for music educators. Throughout their working lives, they may find "authentic" moments of musical engagement ever harder to manifest. The potential obstacles are numerous: the size or configuration of physical space, the number of instruments available, the quality of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Safety, Workshops
Ervin, Gerard L. – 1981
There are many analogies between the teaching of music and the teaching of foreign languages. First, the subjects themselves are similar: both are associated with culture, both involve a notational system, both represent a means of communication, and so on. The learning processes associated with music and language are similar, as well. Both are…
Descriptors: Music Education, Program Improvement, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs
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