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Taylor, Angela; Hallam, Susan – Music Education Research, 2008
Although many adults take up or return to instrumental and vocal tuition every year, we know very little about how they experience it. As part of ongoing case study research, eight older learners with modest keyboard skills explored what their musical skills meant to them during conversation-based repertory grid interviews. The data were…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Educational Research, Adults
Hall, John – 1999
Changes in the provision of musical instrument instruction provided by local authorities in Scotland since local government reorganization are charted in this research report. The report outlines some of the more important messages from recent research about the value of musical instruction, reviews the findings of some recent surveys of the…
Descriptors: Applied Music, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Millican, J. Si – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
This review of the literature examines the process of matching students with band instruments as presented in academic research journals and practitioner publications. While some directors may evaluate the potential impact of students' physical characteristics such as lip size and shape, teeth and jaw structure, body build, and so forth, other…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Educational Research, Music Activities
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Rife, Nora A.; Shnek, Zachary M.; Lauby, Jennifer L.; Lapidus, Leah Blumberg – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2001
Determines the language children use to express their feelings of satisfaction with private music lessons. Offers a list of statements from children about private music lessons to be used to assess those feelings. Discusses the effects of age, gender, and musical instruments on satisfaction for music educators. Includes references. (DAJ)
Descriptors: Age, Children, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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Fortney, Patrick M.; And Others – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1993
Reports on a study on the selection of musical instruments by 990 band students in grades 6-9 (Dade County, Florida). Factors studied included prior instrumental music experience, family participation in the choice, and gender. Reports strong gender/instrument associations that seemed to override students' professed reasons for choosing…
Descriptors: Bands (Music), Educational Research, Females, High Schools
Rivas, Frank W. – 1974
Reactions to attitude items from the first national assessment of music expressed by a panel of music educators during a two-day conference on implications of the entire assessment are reproduced in this report. The panel states that aesthetic sensitivity is the ultimate goal of music education; however, the attitude items in the assessment do not…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Evaluation
White, Sheida; Vanneman, Alan – NAEP Facts, 1999
Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 1997 Arts Assessment in Music, which covered eighth-grade students only, regardless of whether they had received instruction in music, show that student involvement in a variety of musical activities (playing an instrument in particular) is positively related to student music…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Grade 8, Junior High Schools
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Kratus, John – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2001
Presents a study that investigates the effect of different melodic configurations on an Orff xylophone on how children compose and on the musical characteristics of their compositions. Focuses on fourth grade students (n=48) who lacked education in musical composition and who composed a song on the xylophone. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Education, Grade 4, Higher Education
Bamberger, Jeanne – 1972
This report deals with research presently being done dealing with the acquisition of musical skills. In an attempt to create a self-paced, independent music study approach, investigators have formulated two main hypotheses: (1) that perception and cognition are inextricably intertwined - not discrete quantities; and (2) that learning behavior in…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Cognitive Processes, Educational Research, Learning
Nebb, Grace D. – 1988
Addressing the problem of low music skills and lack of motivation to participate in music programs in elementary and junior high schools, a study examined a daily after-school practicum in which music skills, composition, and performance were practiced. Twenty sixth-grade students participated in 72 40-minute after-school sessions, meeting twice a…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Extracurricular Activities
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Hellman, Daniel S. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2002
Compares the Intermediate Ear to Hand Test melodic-imitation and tone-quality scores between students who played their teacher's major instrument and students who played a different instrument. Finds statistically significant higher scores on overall performance quality among students who played their teacher's instrument than among the other…
Descriptors: Educational Research, High Schools, Listening Skills, Middle Schools
Bond, Austin – 2002
A project explored the Internet's potential to teach instrumental music online to students in regional or remote regions of Western Australia. The project was established on the expectation that, at some time in the not-too-distant future, instrumental music tutors located in metropolitan regions may have, in their normal studio practice, a…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Distance Education, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Mills, Janet – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1987
Questions the extent to which assessment of solo musical performance can be made under the General Certificate of School Education exam in England and Wales. Discusses performances as criterion. Reports on experiment which attempted to assess a student's overall music performance. Offers a model which can be used to better measure solo music…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Testing, Foreign Countries, Interrater Reliability
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Phillips, Kenneth H.; Sehmann, Karin Harfst – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1990
Investigates the effectiveness of breathing instruction on the breath management, performance, and knowledge of breathing among college-level brass musicians. Finds that breathing instruction significantly improved the breath management and knowledge of the breathing for the experimental groups and the musical range of the trombone players in the…
Descriptors: Brass Instruments, College Students, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Ellis, Mark C. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1992
Reports on study of 80 elementary students in grades 3-6 to determine whether tempo perception and performance abilities increased with grade level and musical training. Finds that student performance and perceptions did increase with grade level and training. Concludes that modern technology has made research into tempo perception more precise…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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