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Lou, Shi-Jer; Guo, Yuan-Chang; Zhu, Yi-Zhen; Shih, Ru-Chu; Dzan, Wei-Yuan – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2011
This study aims to explore the effectiveness of computer-assisted musical instruction (CAMI) in the Learning Chinese Musical Instruments (LCMI) course. The CAMI software for Chinese musical instruments was developed and administered to 228 students in a vocational high school. A pretest-posttest non-equivalent control group design with three…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Music Education, Music Appreciation
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Whitener, John L.; Shu, Feiqun – Music Educators Journal, 2018
This article highlights one music educator's belief that it has become incumbent upon music teachers to expand their knowledge and understanding of global musical practices, traditional instruments, and cultural traditions, and they need to pass this knowledge on to their students. Experiences traveling and attempting to experience the music from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Yi, Xiaoming – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This article initiates a dialogue between Chinese "Gu Qin" art and curriculum theory. "Gu Qin" is the ancient Chinese musical instrument which best embodies Chinese aesthetic notions. The ancient Chinese never regarded "Gu Qin" as only an instrument; they thought that performing on it was a process of experiencing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Folk Culture, Asian Culture
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Martin, Jeffrey – General Music Today, 2012
Instrumental performance that approximates real-world models is one way in which a general music curriculum can encourage high levels of engagement and potential for lifelong musical activity. Although guitars, keyboards, and various folk instruments are useful for this purpose, orchestral instruments can also provide significant solo and ensemble…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Learning Experience, Musical Instruments
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Han, Ruochen; Leung, Bo Wah – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
In mainland China, the implementation of the junior secondary school's music curriculum is highly dependent on music teachers' attitudes towards music and music education. This study investigated the possible relationship between teachers' attitudes towards teaching Chinese folk music and their music teaching practice in junior secondary schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Folk Culture
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Tan, Leonard; Lu, Mengchen – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2018
In classical Greek philosophy, the pursuit of Truth was done primarily through logical argumentation using language as "Truth tool." The major thinkers in classical China, on the other hand, were famously suspicious of language, with Confucius declaring, "I wish to be wordless." They turned instead to music to express the…
Descriptors: Ethics, Persuasive Discourse, Confucianism, Music
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Whitcomb, Rachel; Berger, Linda M.; Schmidt, Catherine – General Music Today, 2011
In this article, the authors share their recent experiences with a fourth grade general music classroom in China as members of the "People-to-People Ambassador Program". They provide a description of the types of musical activities they observed at Aiju Primary School in Shanghai in December 2009 by sharing the content of one specific…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Music Education, Music, Asian Culture
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Zhang, Wenzhuo – General Music Today, 2017
Music diversity is valued in theory, but the extent to which it is efficiently presented in music class remains limited. Within this article, I aim to bridge this gap by introducing four genres of Chinese classical ensembles--Qin and Xiao duets, Jiang Nan bamboo and silk ensembles, Cantonese ensembles, and contemporary Chinese orchestras--into the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences
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Ward, Lisa-Jane – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Music departments in Chinese universities incorporate Western musicology and instruments as part of their undergraduate or graduate courses (or both). However, many of these students may have had limited exposure to Western classical music and English, as a medium of communication. Furthermore, these courses are predominantly offered in Chinese.…
Descriptors: Chinese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education
Hamilton, Hilree J. – Teaching Music, 2005
The author shares her experience when she accepted an invitation from Jianhua Lu, a music teacher and a visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota, to spend two weeks teaching teachers in China. While there, she gave presentations at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and at the Northwest Normal University in Lanzhou and Tianshui…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Activities, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Guo, Wei; Cosaitis, Leonard John – Higher Education Studies, 2020
The Xindi Applied Piano Pedagogy (XAPP) was self-formulated by Professor Xindi, the Dean of the Music Education Institute of Xinghai Conservatory of Music (MEIXHCM), in 2001. After a series of scaffolding developments over a decade, the single instrumental teaching method is now developing into a holistic music educational system for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Li, Sicong; Southcott, Jane – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Across the globe populations are ageing and living longer. Older people seek meaningful ways of occupying and enjoying their later years. Frequently, this takes the form of learning a new skill, in this case playing the piano keyboard. From the initial act of commitment to learning comes a raft of related aspects that influence the learner, their…
Descriptors: Music, Musical Instruments, Older Adults, Case Studies
Jiang, Yuan – ProQuest LLC, 2019
As we work and study in our increasingly globalized society, there is a growing trend of Chinese piano students choosing to pursue their higher education in the United States. Elite music institutions in America are also seeking and recruiting a large number of Chinese pianists. This trend raises questions regarding the similarities and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Higher Education, Reputation
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Benson, Cynthia; Fung, C. Victor – International Journal of Music Education, 2005
We compared teacher behaviors, student behaviors, and student achievement in private piano instruction in the People's Republic of China and in the United States. The research questions were: (1) What were the similarities and differences in private piano lessons regarding teacher verbalizations, teacher modeling, and student behaviors? (2) Was…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Student Behavior, Musical Instruments, Music Education
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Davidson, Lyle – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 1989
Describes a Chinese lesson during which the techniques for playing the yang-ch'in are taught. Discusses why Chinese teachers use rote instruction in music lessons and why they use poetry and nonmusical scenes as indicators of music's expressiveness. Compares this method of utilizing imitation with U.S. teaching techniques and relates it to…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange