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Meissner, Henrique; Timmers, Renee – Music Education Research, 2019
Twenty-nine pupils (aged 8-15) took part in an improvisation test and an experimental vs. control group teaching session. The aim of the improvisation test was to explore whether participants had knowledge about the use of expressive cues to convey basic emotions in improvisations. Assessments of the improvisations by four adjudicators indicated…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Musicians
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Hurme, Tarja-Riitta; Puurtinen, Marjaana; Gruber, Hans – Music Education Research, 2019
The processes of individual and group-level regulation are important mechanisms of all collaborative learning, and we argue that recognising group-level regulatory processes would aid music educators when they guide students in collaborative settings. In music education, there is extensive research on group music-making, whereas the interest…
Descriptors: Music Education, Cooperative Learning, Group Dynamics, Group Activities
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Odendaal, Albi; Levänen, Sari; Westerlund, Heidi – Music Education Research, 2019
In recent decades there has been a proliferation of neuromyths based on oversimplifications and over-generalisations of research findings. As part of a larger project that examines the societal impacts of the arts and arts education practices, this interdisciplinary collaborative study examines the translation of recent neuromusical research into…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Neurosciences, Brain Hemisphere Functions
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Hopkins, Michael T. – Music Education Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to apply Fautley's model-- [Faultley, Martin. 2005. "A New Model of the Group Composing Process of Lower Secondary School Students." "Music Education Research" 7 (1): 39-57. doi:10.1080/14613800500042109]of the group composing process to the analysis of a collaborative composing project in a lower…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Group Activities, Musicians, Grade 7
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Orton, Alice; Pitts, Stephanie E. – Music Education Research, 2019
Previous research on adolescents and singing has focused on understanding the physiological changes in the voice during the age range 11-16 [Cooksey, J. M., and G. F. Welch. 2008. 'Adolescence, singing development and national curricula design.' British Journal of Music Education 15 (1): 99-119], and addressing the lack of male participation in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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de Bruin, Leon R. – Music Education Research, 2019
For musicians, learning to improvise requires individual and collaborative skill and knowledge that in experts is acquired over years of immersion and enculturation. Learning formally, informally or a combination of both, improvisers 'learn to learn' by evolving meta-cognitive capabilities necessary to develop and refine improvisational expertise.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Informal Education, Music Activities, Creative Activities
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Biasutti, Michele; Frate, Sara; Concina, Eleonora – Music Education Research, 2019
The study examines the professional development of in-service advanced music teachers as a result of their participation in a three-year collaborative online course. A socio-constructivist theoretical framework was used for designing and implementing the course. Participants were 24 teachers (22 teaching instrumental music and 2 vocal music)…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Faculty Development
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Lagerlöf, Pernilla; Wallerstedt, Cecilia – Music Education Research, 2019
The overarching aim of this study is to problematise the image of the competent and musical child. The study highlights how attending to children's interactions during a musical practical activity may offer insights into children's musical fields of interest and help understand the learning processes children are engaged in when they are left to…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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Goodrich, Andrew – Music Education Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore how a group of adult amateur musicians devoted their leisure time to music making in a community band. Theoretical framework for the study was serious leisure theory, and the following research questions guided this investigation: (1) Why did these participants commit their leisure time to a community band?…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Recreational Activities, Musicians, Adults
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Karlsen, Sidsel – Music Education Research, 2019
The article seeks to find ways to re-imagine music-educator professional self-understanding beyond tendencies and constraints created and imposed by neoliberal politics. This involves exploring the conditions for music-teacher professionalism in the Nordic countries today through the position of competency nomads, as well as searching for…
Descriptors: Music Education, Neoliberalism, Resilience (Psychology), Activism
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King, Andrew; Prior, Helen; Waddington-Jones, Caroline – Music Education Research, 2019
The provision of instrumental lessons in certain areas of England can be hampered by the geographical position of some schools that are rural in nature, with teachers needing to travel long distances between schools. Internet-based technologies have been successfully used elsewhere to deliver instrumental lessons. A collaboration between the…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Student Behavior, Electronic Learning, Conventional Instruction
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Ashley, Martin – Music Education Research, 2019
"Emerging Voices" is a choral series published by Oxford University Press. The aim is to cater for adolescent male voices at various stages of change. Part ranges conform to the 'cambiata' system developed by Irvin Cooper. The paper asks whether a unique, characteristic timbral quality exists in voices at the mid-point of change and can…
Descriptors: Music Education, Males, Singing, Adolescents
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Kallio, Alexis Anja; Heimonen, Marja – Music Education Research, 2019
In this article, we report an instrumental case study of extracurricular music education as an arena and means for securing the capability for self-determination among Finland's Indigenous Sámi population. Finland's egalitarian approach to education is rooted in complex, and at times contradictory, colonial legacies, raising questions as to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Extracurricular Activities, Music Education, Self Determination
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Pacheco-Costa, Alejandra – Music Education Research, 2019
Although playing by ear has important benefits for the development of musicianship, one-to-one instrumental teaching has traditionally overlooked it. The current research describes the strategies applied by three woodwind teachers with their students in a Spanish music school through a multiple-case embedded study. Data were collected through…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Moore, Gwen – Music Education Research, 2019
This paper reports on a pilot study of the Musical Futures approach conducted in two secondary and two primary schools in Ireland. A case study approach underpinned the methodology for the study which included a survey questionnaire of students, semi-structured interviews with music teachers and principals, non-participant observation and focus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Music Teachers
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