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Masullo, Carlo; Piccininni, Chiara; Quaranta, Davide; Vita, Maria Gabriella; Gaudino, Simona; Gainotti, Guido – Brain and Cognition, 2012
Semantic memory was investigated in a patient (MR) affected by a severe apperceptive visual agnosia, due to an ischemic cerebral lesion, bilaterally affecting the infero-mesial parts of the temporo-occipital cortices. The study was made by means of a Semantic Knowledge Questionnaire (Laiacona, Barbarotto, Trivelli, & Capitani, 1993), which takes…
Descriptors: Animals, Stimuli, Semantics, Familiarity
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Ellis, Bronwyn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Music has long been shown to have diverse benefits for all age groups. Music therapy has been used in a variety of situations involving both physical and mental health issues. A report of a United Kingdom study on the benefits of older people's participation in community music activities prompted an investigation of the benefits of a new…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Music Activities, Older Adults, Questionnaires
Pelayo, Jose Maria G., III; Mallari, Shedy Dee C.; Pelayo, Jose Juancho S. – Online Submission, 2015
The Guitar is a very popular instrument that is commonly used by many musicians. This study focused on the factors that made the guitar more appealing to the youth in comparison to other instruments. A semi structured, open ended questionnaire was used to collect the data essential for this study. 50 male and 50 female college students were…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Questionnaires, College Students, Interviews
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McPherson, Gary E.; Osborne, Margaret S.; Barrett, Margaret S.; Davidson, Jane W.; Faulkner, Robert – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
This study extends an eight-country mapping exercise (McPherson & O'Neill, 2010; see "Research Studies in Music Education" issues 2010-2011) to include students' motivation to study music within the Australian context. It sought to determine whether music learners (students learning an instrument or voice), might be more motivated to…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Gender Differences, Music Education, Music
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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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Krupp-Schleußner, Valerie; Lehmann-Wermser, Andreas – Music Education Research, 2018
Does extended music education during primary school foster long-term musical participation? What other factors contribute to long-term musical participation? In our study on "Impacts and Long-Term Effects of Musical Participation," we investigate how the German programme "An Instrument for Every Child (JeKi)," which fosters the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Elementary School Students, Early Adolescents
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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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Ward-Steinman, Patrice Madura – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
Thirty vocal improviser-educators from Australia (n = 15) and the United States (n = 15) were surveyed for musical background, influences and pedagogical views, and assessed for personality type using the "Myers-Briggs Type Indicator" ("MBTI"). The purpose was to both combine and compare the two groups to identify overall…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Tezer, Murat; Cumhur, Meryem; Hürsen, Emine – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The aim of this study is to try to investigate the spatial-temporal reasoning states of primary school children between the ages 8 and 11 who play an instrument, regarding mathematics lessons from the teachers' views. This current study is both qualitative and quantitative in nature. In other words, the mixed research method was used in the study.…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Music, Music Education
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Stolic, Jasmina – Research in Pedagogy, 2015
The goal of the conducted research was to explore how much preschool teachers value certain types of musical activities, which positively influence the development of preschool children's musical abilities. The assumption in the research was that preschool teachers would choose musical games as the most prominent activity type in their educational…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Music, Class Activities, Games
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Ranelli, Sonia; Smith, Anne; Straker, Leon – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
There is evidence supporting the social and cognitive benefits of music education. However aspects of music practice, such as an increase in frequency and intensity of practice, are associated with playing-related musculoskeletal problems in adult musicians, though with limited evidence in children. The aim of this study was to describe the music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Drills (Practice), Performance, Anxiety
Pruekpramool, Chaninan; Phonphok, Nason; White, Orvil L.; Musikul, Kusalin – Online Submission, 2013
This study is aimed to develop the interdisciplinary SoSTI (science of sound in traditional Thai musical instruments) course for Thai non-science upper secondary school students to study the students' attitudes toward science before and after studying from the course. The SoSTI course development is based on the interdisciplinary concept model and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Elective Courses, Measures (Individuals)
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Zubeldia, Miren; Goñi, Eider; Díaz, Maravillas; Goñi, Alfredo – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The aim of this study is to analyze the psychometric properties of the Musical Self-Concept Questionnaire (CAMU), an abbreviated and culturally adapted Spanish language version of the Music Self-Perception Inventory (MUSPI) developed by Vispoel. Participants comprised 1,126 students from professional and advanced conservatories located in…
Descriptors: Self Concept Measures, Psychometrics, Music, Questionnaires
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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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Cumberledge, Jason P. – Contributions to Music Education, 2018
All musicians should be evaluated in a fair, accurate, and objective manner. It is imperative for solo evaluations to be objective since preconceived expectations about musicians and their performances, spurred by gender and behavioral stereotyping, may lead to biased evaluations. This study will investigate the possible gender and behavioral…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Stereotypes
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