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Önder, Gülten Cüceoglu – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The Individual Musical Instrument course is a compulsory part of the curriculum, in the Music Education Departments of universities in Turkey. The main purpose of the course is to ensure that each student is able to play a musical instrument and, use the instrument once they become music teachers. This study aims to determine the attitudes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Roulston, Kathryn; Jutras, Peter; Kim, Seon Joo – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This article reports findings from a qualitative study of adults' perceptions and experiences of learning musical instruments. Conducted in the south-east United States, 15 adults who were learning instruments were recruited via community music groups and private instrumental teachers. Analysis of transcripts of semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Learning Experience, Adult Students, Musical Instruments
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Lafontant Di Niscia, Attilio – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2019
In this article, I visualize the relationship between tonewood exploitation and the import of musical instruments for Venezuela's El Sistema, with the participation of the Venezuelan State, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and manufacturing companies from China and the Global North. My basis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Music Activities, Musicians
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Woody, Robert H.; Fraser, Amy; Nannen, Briana; Yukevich, Polly – Music Education Research, 2019
We explored the role of self-efficacy in participatory music-making, and whether a single such music-making activity could make non-musician adults more open to seeing themselves as musical. Past research has suggested that even recipients of multiple years of school music education do not consider "being musical" as a part of their…
Descriptors: Music, Older Adults, Self Concept, Self Efficacy
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Bell, Adam Patrick – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2015
The proliferation of computers, tablets, and smartphones has resulted in digital audio workstations (DAWs) such as GarageBand in being some of the most widely distributed musical instruments. Positing that software designers are dictating the music education of DAW-dependent music-makers, I examine the fallacy that music-making applications such…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Technology, Computer Software, Music Activities
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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
Womack, Anthony Terence – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this case study was to examine how participation in a school-based instrumental music program contributed to the culture of a suburban high school. The questions guiding the research were: (1) How and why are multiple music programs supported by staff, students, parents and the community at this school? (2) What are the benefits of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, High School Students, Music Education, Interviews
Sorah, Donald Wayne, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to compare teacher beliefs about music technology, types of teacher training in music technology, music technology resource availability, and levels of teacher use of music technology based on school socioeconomic status, teacher age, number of years teaching, and teacher gender. High-school band directors from the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Southcott, Jane – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2017
In the mid-nineteenth century, a system of music examinations was initiated in Britain that came to encompass the far-flung reaches of the British Empire. These examinations offered an internationally recognized system of professional and musical standards. For the next several decades the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Educational History, Examiners
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van Vreden, Mignon – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Although early childhood caregivers in South African townships integrate singing into their teaching on a daily basis, they are often unaware of how to facilitate other musical interactions through movement, playing instruments or body percussion. The 'Bejazzled' action research project was initiated to facilitate these interactions through…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Music, Music Education, Music Activities
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Wollner, Clemens; Ginsborg, Jane; Williamon, Aaron – Psychology of Music, 2011
There is an increasing awareness of the importance of reflexivity across various disciplines, which encourages researchers to scrutinize their research perspectives. In order to contextualize and reflect upon research in music, this study explores the musical background, current level of musical engagement and the listening habits of music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Classical Music, Listening, Interests
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Southcott, Jane – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
As a primary school student in the 1960s I learnt the recorder. This paper explores how the recorder became a staple of Australian primary school music programs. At that time recorders were comparatively recently revived Renaissance musical instruments that were adopted by music educators as a way for children and their teachers to engage in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers
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Randles, Clint – General Music Today, 2013
This column offers the personal reflections of the author on being a member of the band Touch, an iPad performing ensemble composed of music education faculty members and doctoral students at the University of South Florida. The ensemble primarily performed its own arrangements of popular music selections from a number of genres including, but not…
Descriptors: Music Education, Popular Culture, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration
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Wesseldijk, Laura W.; Mosing, Miriam A.; Ullén, Fredrik – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Both genes and the environment are important for individual differences in expertise, but little is known about gene-environment interactions underlying domain-specific achievement. Here we explored this issue in a large Swedish twin cohort (N = 6,610), using moderator modeling with musical expertise as a model domain. Specifically, we tested…
Descriptors: Genetics, Environmental Influences, Interaction, Expertise
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Strand, Katherine; Brenner, Brenda – Music Educators Journal, 2017
Research conducted on the development of expressive performance capabilities suggests that children can learn to demonstrate expressiveness in their music-making. Expressivity includes musical interpretation, performance technique, and musical and personal creativity. This article examines creativity as an important component of musical…
Descriptors: Creativity, Music Education, Performance, Music Appreciation
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