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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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Paul, Timothy A. – Contributions to Music Education, 2010
This study, a replication and extension of work by Norris (2004), examined sight-reading requirements at middle and high school large-group band festivals across the United States. As in the earlier investigation, answers to the following questions were solicited from all 50 states: (1) Are there ratings-based large-group band festivals? (2) Is…
Descriptors: High Schools, Middle Schools, Music, Musicians
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Green, Lucy – Psychology of Music, 2012
This article considers the concepts of "learning style" and "learning strategy". The former connotes an inbuilt trait which tends to remain fundamental to the way an individual approaches learning. The latter refers to a set of consciously-acquired and applied approaches or tactics designed to achieve a learning task. The article relates these…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Learning Strategies, Musical Instruments, Music Education
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Geringer, John M.; MacLeod, Rebecca B.; Ellis, Julia C. – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
We investigated pitch perception of string vibrato tones among string players in two separate studies. In both studies we used tones of acoustic instruments (violin and cello) as stimuli. In the first, we asked 192 high school and university string players to listen to a series of tonal pairs: one tone of each pair was performed with vibrato and…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, High School Students, College Students
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Mellor, Liz – Music Education Research, 2008
This article investigates computer-based music composition using the CD Rom "Dance eJay" with pupils from a secondary school setting (13-15 years). Three issues are explored: the extent to which participants adopted different strategies during the composition process, how the strategies differed with respect to prior experience of formal…
Descriptors: Creativity, Music Education, Musical Composition, Secondary School Students
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Geringer, John M.; Allen, Michael L.; MacLeod, Rebecca B.; Scott, Laurie – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2009
Performance assessment is an integral part of young musicians' development. Students enrolled in music programs frequently participate in adjudication festivals and many audition for select ensembles. Outcomes of such events are deemed consequential among all concerned: students, parents, teachers, and administrators. Furthermore, the number of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Performance Based Assessment, Musicians, Student Evaluation
Heninger, Benjamin Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quantitative study explained relationships among independent variables that included instrumental music participation and achievement on a standardized test by participants in the ninth grade at a western Wisconsin high school. The ACT "Aspire" (2017) test is a vertically articulated, standards-based system of assessments. Subtest…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Academic Achievement
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Edgar, Scott N. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this multiple instrumental case study was to explore approaches of four high school instrumental music educators assuming the role of facilitative teacher in responding to challenges affecting the social and emotional well-being of their students. This study utilized the framework of social emotional learning as a lens to view the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Oare, Steve – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2012
The purpose of this study is to describe the decision-making processes of novice band students while engaged in individual practice. Five seventh- through ninth-grade students were videotaped while practicing and subsequently interviewed using retrospective verbal protocol. Students were asked to discuss the goals they had while practicing, their…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Alexander, Michael L. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the confidence, anxiety, and attitude of novice string student improvisers. A form of the Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitudes Scales, as modified for improvisation by Wehr-Flowers, was given to middle school and high school string students (N = 121) after their participation in a 4-month improvisation…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Anxiety, Novices, Gender Differences
Hollenbeck, Lisa – Online Submission, 2008
This study explored the skills students develop through participation in instrumental music and the effect it has on their academic achievement through student and parent/guardian surveys. Fifty-eight percent of cognitive skills were identified as being obtained by a majority of students, 70% of affective skills, and 71% of meta-cognitive skills…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Relationship, Core Curriculum