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Gluck, Paul – Physics Teacher, 2009
The physics of the plucked string has been treated in many articles and books. For our 12th-grade high school physics laboratory, we have built a cheap, simple sonometer apparatus for each pair of students on which they may investigate some interesting phenomena that arise when a string is plucked. Among these are the generation of harmonics…
Descriptors: High Schools, Physics, Musical Instruments, Secondary School Science
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Ranelli, Sonia; Smith, Anne; Straker, Leon – International Journal of Music Education, 2011
Playing-related musculoskeletal problems (PRMP) are common in adult musicians. The limited available evidence suggests PRMP are common in children and adolescents and that risk factors may be similar. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of PRMP in children and adolescents and their associations with female gender, age and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musicians, Children, Adolescents
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Mornell, Adina; Wulf, Gabriele – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
Two experiments are reported in which skilled musicians playing different instruments performed a piece of their choice under various attentional focus conditions. In the external focus condition, they were asked to focus on playing for the audience and the expressive sound of the music. In the internal focus condition, they were asked to focus on…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Expertise
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Russell, Brian E. – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to test a hypothesized model of solo music performance assessment. Specifically, this study investigates the influence of technique and musical expression on perceptions of overall performance quality. The Aural Musical Performance Quality (AMPQ) measure was created to measure overall performance quality, technique,…
Descriptors: Music, Music Activities, Measures (Individuals), Reliability
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Haddon, Elizabeth – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This qualitative research examines the influence of learning Javanese gamelan on aspects of musicianship, attitudes and approaches relating to the learning and performance of Western instruments experienced by a sample of UK university music students. In addition to benefits to musicianship, students delineated positive developments in attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, College Students
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de Vries, Peter – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2011
The aim of the research reported in this article was to determine what music first year generalist primary teachers were teaching. In particular, the study sought to determine the impact of music education coursework undertaken in teacher training on these teachers' practice as beginning teachers. The self-reported data was generated through a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Cohen, Marisa T.; Johnson, Helen L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of imagery interventions on the vocabulary acquisition abilities of second grade students. A total of 15 students were randomly assigned to three different intervention conditions: Word Only, which involves the simple verbal presentation of a vocabulary word; Dual Coding, in which a picture…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Statistical Significance, Grade 2, Vocabulary Development
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Adams, Krista L.; Pedersen, Jon; Narboni, Nicole – Science and Children, 2014
Ask many elementary school teachers or principals, and they will say that science and music are not the top priority in their classrooms. Teachers need to know "how" they can incorporate the necessary mathematics and reading goals and objectives while still engaging students in the critical and aesthetic thinking developed through…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Science Instruction, Music Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Kruse, Nathan B. – Music Education Research, 2018
The purpose of this instrumental case study was to examine the musical and cultural underpinnings of the Kanikapila Island Strummers, a community 'ukulele group that celebrates Hawaiian ethos through music and dance. Specifically, this research underscored the Kanikapila Island Strummers' musical practices, the narratives of Hawaiian culture as…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Case Studies, Music, Dance
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Park, Leo – Music Educators Journal, 2019
Improvisation-based exercises may be the key to unlocking students' innate musical creativities. This article focuses on two exercises--drone improvisation and circle stringing--that can be easily integrated into the orchestra curriculum and adapted to the learning needs of the individual student, small-ensemble, and large-ensemble settings. Of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Creative Activities, Student Needs
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Johansson, Mats – Music Education Research, 2015
This article examines the formative interaction between instrumental technique and musical style by analysing different approaches to the violin/fiddle. It is argued that technique is constitutive of style and that musical concepts are intimately related to the accumulated experience of sensations associated with handling the instrument in a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Correlation, Teaching Methods
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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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Howard, Karen – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this ethnographic study was to examine student outcomes of a curriculum designed to address the overlapping aims and practices of music education and multicultural education ideals in a fifth-grade music class. The following questions guided the research: What are the student outcomes as a result of a traditional music curriculum…
Descriptors: Music Education, Curriculum, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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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
Sharp, Caroline – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2015
Music Education Hubs (MEHs) were created to provide access, opportunities and excellence in music education for all children and young people. A total of 123 MEHs were established and started work in 2012. The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) carried out secondary analysis of a survey conducted by Arts Council England in Autumn…
Descriptors: Music Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Surveys
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