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Creech, Andrea; Hallam, Susan – Psychology of Music, 2011
Researchers in recent years have increasingly placed an emphasis on seeking pupils' perceptions of educational settings. Alongside this shift towards attaching value to the pupil viewpoint has been a growing interest concerning how interpersonal relationships, manifested as control or responsiveness between teachers and pupils or parents and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Musical Instruments, Interaction, Learning Processes
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Posedel, James; Emery, Lisa; Souza, Benjamin; Fountain, Catherine – Psychology of Music, 2012
Previous research has suggested that training on a musical instrument is associated with improvements in working memory and musical pitch perception ability. Good working memory and musical pitch perception ability, in turn, have been linked to certain aspects of language production. The current study examines whether working memory and/or pitch…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Oral Language, Musical Instruments, Short Term Memory
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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
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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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Nielsen, Siw Graabraek – Psychology of Music, 2012
In the context of advanced instrumental learning, this study had two purposes: to investigate the relationships of epistemic beliefs to first-year music students' self-reported learning strategies in practising a musical instrument, and to examine the adaption of a measure of academic personal epistemology to the musical domain. One hundred and…
Descriptors: Music, Figurative Language, Learning Strategies, Musical Instruments
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Koutsoupidou, Theano; Hargreaves, David J. – Psychology of Music, 2009
This article reports a quasi-experimental study of the effects of improvisation on the development of children's creative thinking in music. The study was conducted in a primary school classroom with two matched groups of 6-year-old children over a period of six months. The music lessons for the experimental group were enriched with a variety of…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Creativity, Music
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Hallam, Susan – Psychology of Music, 2013
Research exploring learning outcomes in instrumental music has tended to focus on attainment ignoring other outcomes including long-term commitment to engage with music. This research addresses this issue. One hundred and sixty-three instrumental music students completed a questionnaire which sought information about their practising strategies,…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Expertise, Outcomes of Education
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Creech, Andrea; Hallam, Susan – Psychology of Music, 2010
The overall aims of this study were to identify qualities of interpersonal interaction within teacher-parent-pupil learning partnerships and to explore whether these characteristics were predictors of learning and teaching outcomes for teachers, parents and pupils participating in pursuit of expertise on musical instruments. This article presents…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Musical Instruments, Interpersonal Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
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Taylor, Angela – Psychology of Music, 2011
This article investigates self-reported music learning experiences of 21 older amateur pianists and electronic keyboard players. Significant changes in their lives and the encouragement of friends were catalysts for returning to or taking up a keyboard instrument as an adult, although not all returners had positive memories of learning a keyboard…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Musicians, Musical Instruments
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Davidson, Jane W. – Psychology of Music, 2012
The research literature concerning gesture in musical performance increasingly reports that musically communicative and meaningful performances contain highly expressive bodily movements. These movements are involved in the generation of the musically expressive performance, but enquiry into the development of expressive bodily movement has been…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Music, Program Effectiveness, Music Education
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Juuti, Sini; Littleton, Karen – Psychology of Music, 2010
The purpose of this study was to explore the identity work of adult instrumental students negotiating their entry to a prestigious music academy and the professional field of music. Ten classical solo-piano students' accounts of their musical histories and experiences were collected through research interviews. The thematic analyses presented…
Descriptors: Musicians, Career Choice, Career Development, Social Environment
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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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Mishra, Jennifer; Backlin, William – Psychology of Music, 2007
Three experiments investigated whether musical memory was context dependent. Instrumental musicians memorized music in one context and recalled in either the same or a different context. Contexts included atypical performing environments (Experiment 1: lobby/conference room) or commonly encountered environments (Experiment 2: practice room,…
Descriptors: Music, Context Effect, Musicians, Musical Instruments
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Wrigley, William J.; Emmerson, Stephen B. – Psychology of Music, 2013
This study investigated ways to improve the quality of music performance evaluation in an effort to address the accountability imperative in tertiary music education. An enhanced scientific methodology was employed incorporating ecological validity and using recognized qualitative methods involving grounded theory and quantitative methods…
Descriptors: Validity, Rating Scales, Music Education, Grounded Theory
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Zhukov, Katie – Psychology of Music, 2013
This study examined verbal and non-verbal teacher/student interpersonal interactions in higher education instrumental music lessons. Twenty-four lessons were videotaped and teacher/student behaviours were analysed using a researcher-designed instrument. The findings indicate predominance of student and teacher joke among the verbal behaviours with…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Music Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Nonverbal Communication
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