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Cho, Sunggi; Baek, Yoomee; Choe, E. J. – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The primary objective of this study is to investigate whether three interaction strategies through mobile apps may be associated with increases in students' music listening skills. Data was collected from 225 high school students and analysed using the ANOVA procedure in the three ways of music listening: analytic, aesthetic and sensory.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Computer Software, Music, Listening Skills
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Norgaard, Martin – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
Research investigating improvisational skill development in adolescent learners is scant. In this study interviews with developing jazz improvisers are used to characterize the skill-building process. The findings were considered in light of two views of skill learning. In one view, students progress through several discrete levels, while in a…
Descriptors: Music, Creative Activities, Skill Development, Adolescents
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Guven, Elif – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the anxiety of prospective music teachers (N = 129) during piano exams and to examine the effects of peer and self-assessments on anxiety and exam achievement of individuals with high performance and test anxiety (n = 5). Female students were more anxious compared to males, students of the fourth class…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Music Teachers, Test Anxiety, Music
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Cremata, Radio; Powell, Bryan – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This article investigates and interrogates notions of student-centered music learning through collaboration in digital spaces. By harnessing the power and potential of Internet networks, one music educator in Miami, FL challenged his students to an online music collaboration project (OMCP) where students were asked to engage in deterritorialized…
Descriptors: Music Education, Research Projects, High School Students, Music
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Paparo, Stephen A. – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate how somatic (mind-body) instruction facilitated participants' understanding of embodiment and affected their singing performance. Using an integrated case study and action research design, I, as participant-researcher, led movement lessons based on the Feldenkrais Method┬« that were intended to elicit a…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Music Education, Case Studies
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Kelly, Steven N.; VanWeelden, Kimberly – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
This article investigated possible gender associations with world music instruments by secondary school-age music students from the USA. Specific questions included: (1) Do the primary instruments played by the students influence gender associations of world music instruments? (2) Does age influence possible gender associations with world music…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Secondary School Students
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Wong, Marina W. Y. – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
"Assessment for Learning" (Afl) is integral to the decade-old reform of Hong Kong education. To investigate the assessment practices of secondary music teachers in Hong Kong ostensibly following Afl, this quantitative study investigates the self-reported assessment practices and perception of assessment modes of Hong Kong secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Augustyniak, Sylvana – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
This article, based on my PhD empirical study, was conducted in a qualitative and holistic approach. It had examined how students had used formal and informal strategies, styles and situations while improvising and composing for the research task. Eighteen research groups made up of a total of 40 males and nine females had participated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Music, Music Education
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Hewitt, Allan; Allan, Amanda – International Journal of Music Education, 2013
The experiences of 72 adolescent musicians who had been members of an advanced youth symphony orchestra or concert band were investigated. An online survey explored previous participation and the importance of past experiences when making future decisions about participation. Previous experience was very positive. Enjoyment of public performances,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Adolescents, Musicians
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Diaz, Frank M.; Silveira, Jason M. – International Journal of Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the occurrence of flow experiences among high school music students attending a two-week summer instrumental music camp. Specifically, the study sought to determine if: (1) students do indeed experience flow in summer camp settings; (2) what activities are conducive to flow; (3) what is the relationship…
Descriptors: High School Students, Music, Music Education, Summer Programs
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Monk, Augusto – International Journal of Music Education, 2012
The learning of jazz improvisation is often treated as the incorporation of stylistic vocabulary and development of technical dexterity. Although this methodology is effective, considering other aspects of jazz improvisation can make the learning process a more holistic and less technical endeavour. My experience teaching improvisation has led me…
Descriptors: Music, Creative Activities, Cognitive Processes, Thinking Skills
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Lowe, Geoffrey – International Journal of Music Education, 2012
In this study I set out to investigate why many students drop out from elective instrument programmes, particularly in lower secondary school. I examined the values and beliefs a sample of students in their first year in secondary school attach to learning an instrument, and the impact of the instrument lesson upon these values and beliefs.…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Musical Instruments, Positive Reinforcement, Teaching Methods
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McPhee, Eleanor A. – International Journal of Music Education, 2011
One-to-one music lessons are a common and effective way of learning a musical instrument. This investigation into one-to-one music teaching at the secondary school level explores the teaching of musical expression by two instrumental music teachers of brass and strings. The lessons of the two teachers with two students each were video recorded…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Music Education, Music, Reading Research
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MacLeod, Rebecca B.; Geringer, John M.; Scott, Laurie – International Journal of Music Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate listener discrimination of orchestral performances and to ascertain focus of listener attention to technical and expressive music elements of those performances. High School (n = 84) and University (n = 84) music students listened to four orchestral excerpts: two slow/soft excerpts and two fast/loud…
Descriptors: High Schools, Music, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness
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Freer, Patrick K. – International Journal of Music Education, 2009
The stories of three high school boys about their experiences in school-based choral music provide the framework for a discussion of the role music educators can play in retaining male singers. The "possible selves" construct (Markus & Nurius, 1986) is explored alongside research-based implications about specific steps toward developing boys'…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Singing, Musicians
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