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Birch, Heather J. S.; Brett, Clare – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2019
This paper describes the use of an Android app, PracticeCactus, to support independent piano practice in the context of one music teacher's private studio through a feature known as "Daily Practice Goal" (DPG) notifications. DPG notifications are positioned here as a type of alternative to a traditional leaderboard within a gamified…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Music Education, Educational Technology
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Chen, Yuanzhu; Klaus, Alan; Liang, Yeni; Zhang, Chen – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
Learning musical instruments requires a significant amount of independent, unsupervised effort by students in the current post-secondary pedagogical context. A vital role of the teacher is therefore to help a student improve at the art of independent practice. The theory of contextual interference in skills learning has demonstrated better…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Teaching Methods, College Students
Upitis, Rena; Boese, Karen; Abrami, Philip C. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
The Digital Resource Exchange About Music (DREAM) is an online tool for exchanging information about digital learning tools for music education. DREAM was designed by our team to encourage music teachers to learn about digital resources related to learning to play a musical instrument, both in classroom and independent music studio settings. In…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Resources, Electronic Learning, Music Teachers
Rosas, Fátima Weber; Rocha Machado, Leticia; Behar, Patricia Alejandra – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
This article proposes a pedagogical architecture (PA) focused on the development of competencies for music technology in education. This PA used free Web 3.0 technologies, mainly those related to production and musical composition. The pedagogical architecture is geared for teachers and those pursing a teaching degree, working in distance…
Descriptors: Music, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Virtual Classrooms
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Wiedenfeld, Laura M. – Texas Music Education Research, 2012
Since the mid-1970s, music education researchers studied and followed musicians' and non-musicians' views of music instrument gender stereotypes and associations. To understand instrument gender stereotypes, one must first understand the difference between sex and gender and gender's role in society. This research aims to study the views of…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Grade 5, Selection
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Rohwer, Debbie – Texas Music Education Research, 2012
In order for teachers to guide students in their preparation to be music majors, it would be useful to know those musical components that best predict overall collegiate success. The purpose of this study was to measure the relationship of predictor variables (Lessons, Music History, Music Theory, and Piano) to collegiate grade point average (GPA)…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Music Education
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Kramer, John R. – Texas Music Education Research, 2012
Classical guitar ensembles are increasing in the United States as popular alternatives to band, choir, and orchestra. Classical guitar ensembles are offered at many middle and high schools as fine arts electives as one of the only options for classical guitarists to participate in ensembles. The purpose of this study was to explore the development…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Classical Music, Music Education, Self Concept
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Kaya, Asli; Bilen, Sermin – Online Submission, 2016
The development of the creative potential of individuals is considered to be one of the requirements of modern education. As in all areas, the development of students' creative potential is also among the objectives of education programs in music education. The ability of music teachers to achieve this objective and create creative learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Creativity
Brand, Eva; Strauss, Sidney – 1997
This paper describes the mental model children have of their own learning, derived from their behaviors when learning a song. The basic assumption of the study is that behavior is an outward expression of a psychological entity. The song chosen for the study was a complex, unfamiliar Zulu song. Thirty-six children in three age groups participated…
Descriptors: Associative Learning, Cognitive Development, Educational Research, Elementary Education
Bilir, Sule; And Others – 1995
This study explored the development of rhythm among eight kindergarten children with profound hearing loss in Ankara, Turkey. Musical instruments were used whose frequency ranges matched those the children were capable of hearing. After a pretest, students spent 5 half-days per week in training over the course of 2 months. Training included…
Descriptors: Deafness, Foreign Countries, Hearing Therapy, Inclusive Schools
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
Webster, Peter R. – 1989
This paper suggests that there are ways to organize the literature, both within music and in related fields of study, so that the interested professional can engage in an active organized study of creative thinking in music. There are also ways of defining musical behaviors that are indicative of creative thinking in children as well as adults.…
Descriptors: Creative Development, Creativity, Creativity Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bobbett, Gordon C.; And Others – 1993
This paper presents a study attempting to identify and evaluate high school activities that impact instrumental student outcome. High school music activities and their impact on student instrumental outcome from a variety of perspectives were examined. There is a subtle difference between musical independence and musical achievement. Musical…
Descriptors: Bands (Music), College Students, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Sirek, Danielle – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2016
The role of music in Grenada, West Indies has traditionally been to pass on knowledges, values, and ideals; and to provide a means of connecting to one another through expressing commonality of experience, ancestry, and nationhood. This paper explores how Eric Matthew Gairy, during his era of political leadership in Grenada (1951-1979), exploited…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Case Studies
Marcinkiewicz, Henryk R.; And Others – 1996
This document summarizes the results of a study which evaluated whether school instruction with Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) keyboards improves memory skill and whether school instruction with MIDI keyboards improves sentiments toward school and instructional media. Pupils in early elementary grades at five schools were evaluated…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Educational Methods, Elementary Education, Evaluation
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