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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
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Silini, Flora C. – Music Educators Journal, 1979
This article describes the objectives, teaching methods, and subject content of a fourteen-week group piano course for mentally retarded adults, entitled "Exploring Music through the Piano," that was presented by the author at the University of Kansas in the 1978 spring semester. (SJL)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Group Instruction
Andress, Barbara – 1980
This book presents a program of music experiences for young children (3-5-year-olds) which focuses on an experiential discovery approach to music, rather than on imposing ideas and a repertoire on the child. Early sections of the book discuss the importance of the child-centered music program, its process and characteristics, and the role of the…
Descriptors: Dance, Discovery Learning, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment
Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. – 1975
This guide is a comprehensive overview of contemporary and innovative methods and approaches to the teaching and learning of music. The guide is organized to provide the administrator, music specialist, and classroom teacher with a comprehensive resource of detailed information concerning recent curriculum designs, special curricular areas, and…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Choral Music, Early Childhood Education
Pratt, Waldo S. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1919
In instruction in music, as in other related fields, the outstanding feature of the biennium 1916-1918 is the interference or readjustment occasioned by the European War. On the whole, although there has been some serious disarrangement, the direct or indirect benefits overbalance the losses. In the present rapid summary it will be convenient to…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, War
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Siebenaler, Dennis J. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1997
Attempts to identify and describe the characteristics of effective teaching in the piano studio. Videotaped lessons with independent piano teachers and students were evaluated according to specific behavioral measures (general approval, music talk) and separately by pedagogical measures. Includes statistical and tabular data. (MJP)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Educational Experience, Educational Research
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development. – 1975
This handbook, first in a series of guides concerned with major areas of the school curriculum, describes successful practices in the development of school band programs in Texas. Major sections of the book are The Elementary Band Program, The Junior High School Band Program, The Intermediate-Advanced Band Program in the Junior and Senior High…
Descriptors: Applied Music, Audiovisual Aids, Bands (Music), Bibliographies
Marcinkiewicz, Henryk R.; And Others – Contributions to Music Education, 1995
Discovered that the introduction of piano keyboarding into elementary school music instruction produced a positive effect regarding children's sentiment towards school. No discernible effect was revealed concerning memory skills. Includes statistical data and description of survey questionnaires. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Enrichment
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Forest, Joyce – Music Educators Journal, 1995
Maintains that to prepare students for the next century, music teachers must prepare them to be technologically literate in music. Describes the technology-based music education program at Ortega Elementary School in Austin, Texas. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change
Snyder, Neal – Teaching Music, 1995
Reports on an interview with Frances Rauscher, a research psychologist and musician who has studied the effects of music on the brain. Maintains that students who have studied music have enhanced spatial reasoning. Recommends that music education begin at younger ages. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Structures
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Koza, Julia Eklund – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1994
Reports on a content analysis of all pictures of music-related figures appearing in grades six, seven, and eight music textbooks published in 1988. Finds females underrepresented and stereotypes common. Calls for more research on equity in curriculum materials and gender-related issues in music education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Females, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Svaline, J. Marc – Music Educators Journal, 1995
Suggests expanding the eclectic nature of a band program by creating a steel band, a Caribbean-based percussion ensemble. The steel band complements multicultural education and attracts students to the music program. Discusses maintenance, repertoire, and performance. Includes classification of pans and a list of schools with established programs.…
Descriptors: Bands (Music), Cultural Enrichment, Curriculum Enrichment, Enrichment Activities
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Klinedinst, Richard E. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1991
Discusses a study of the ability of 11 variables to predict performance, achievement, teacher evaluation, and retention of fifth grade beginning instrumentalists. Reports that scholastic ability and academic achievement tests were leading predictors of performance achievement. Concludes that socioeconomic status and self-concept played prominent…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Educational Research, Elementary School Students
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Chamberlin, Linda L.; And Others – Music Educators Journal, 1993
Argues that, if music is to remain a feasible part of the school curriculum, it must combine technology with traditional methods and materials. Contends that computer-assisted keyboard systems encourage cooperative learning, enhance student motivation, and provide opportunities for students to succeed at their ability level. Describes two middle…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology
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