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Carroll, Christine Leanne – Research Studies in Music Education, 2020
This article explores the perceived disconnect between informal and formal musical knowledge, through a focused case study which aligned students' informal knowledge with aspects of the formal curriculum. The upper high school or senior secondary student participants had a background in the creation and performance of popular and contemporary…
Descriptors: Correlation, Prior Learning, Music Education, Course Descriptions
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Kalenska-Rodzaj, Julia – Research Studies in Music Education, 2020
The aim of this study is to investigate the structure and complexity of emotional states experienced by young musicians before entering the stage and to explain the influence of emotional beliefs on their pre-performance emotions. Emotions were elicited with a guided imagery induction, where 222 students aged 9- to 12-years-old recalled their most…
Descriptors: Musicians, Emotional Response, Performance, Music Activities
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Gage, Nathan; Low, Bronwen; Reyes, Francisco Luis – Research Studies in Music Education, 2020
In partnership with academics from McGill University and community arts partners, a high school in Montreal faced with significant challenges became an "urban arts school," offering music and visual art programs centered in youth culture, as well as integrating arts into several academic subjects. The initiative was inspired by the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Music Education, Curriculum Development
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Siljamäki, Eeva; Kanellopoulos, Panagiotis A. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2020
This systematic literature review aims to identify and critically examine the prevailing general trends of music education research that addresses issues of improvisation from 1985 to 2015. The study examined the main features of studies with impact that focus on musical improvisation and have been published in peer-reviewed music education…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Creative Activities, Teaching Methods, Definitions
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Huovinen, Erkki; Rautanen, Heli – Research Studies in Music Education, 2020
In order to promote children's collaborative musical creativity in new digital environments, we need a better understanding not only of the sound production capabilities provided by the new digital tools, but also of the interaction affordances involved. This study focuses on the interactional patterns emerging in children's musical creativity,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Comparative Analysis
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Ng, Hoon Hong – Research Studies in Music Education, 2020
Informal pedagogy is closely associated with popular music practices, its methods known to engage students in authentic music learning that develops critical and independent thinking skills, social skills, creativity and self-identity, among others. However, formal and non-formal pedagogies also have relevant roles to play in popular music…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Nonformal Education, Popular Culture, Music Education
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Garrett, Bethan – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
The motivation of teachers represents an emergent area of research within psychology, where the complex and fluid nature of practitioner engagement is increasingly recognised. Underpinned by psycho-social theories, this article explores the potential of socially-situated structures and processes to develop and maintain generalist teachers'…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Participation
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Lorenzo de Reizábal, Margarita; Benito Gómez, Manuel – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Self-observation has proven to be a powerful medium for personal and professional growth and development. This research makes use of self-observation through video to determine the latent structure that underlies the gestures to be learned and mastered by orchestra conducting students. Exploratory Factorial Analysis (EFA) techniques have been…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musicians, Nonverbal Communication
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Wolfe, Jocelyn – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Metaphors are an important linguistic device that can enable music teachers to explain expressive performance features in a way that makes sense to their students. This study extends the limited literature on the application of metaphors within advanced music instruction, providing new insights into the nature and function of metaphor in the way…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Figurative Language, Advanced Students
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Costa, Jorge Alexandre; Cruz, Ana Isabel; Mota, Graça – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
In this article, we present part of the results from a wide-ranging research study addressing "Orquestra Geração" (OG), a "Sistema"-like project set up in Portugal in 2007. "Orquestra Geração" strives to bring about, through collective musical practices, the social inclusion and social mobility of children and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Music Activities, Musicians
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Odendaal, Albi – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Perceptual Learning Style theory (PLS) claims that the presentation of information in either a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic format will improve the learning of selected individuals due to the dominance of one or more modality in their information gathering. The modality dominance of six Western classical pianists in higher music education was…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Dobos, Bianka; Piko, Bettina F.; Kenny, Dianna T. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Although music performance anxiety (MPA) is a common problem, there are only a few studies on this subject in Hungary. In this article, we investigate the underlying socio-demographic and psychological factors related to music performance anxiety. The sample consisted of musicians (N = 100; aged between 15-35 years) who were studying or had…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Music, Performance, Psychological Patterns
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Cheng, Lee – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
The laptop ensemble is a platform that has recently been made possible by computer technology that enables individuals to perform music collaboratively. Research in this area has largely focused on the performance aspects, with very few studies focusing on the development of musical competency through participation in a laptop ensemble. This…
Descriptors: Music, Competence, Laptop Computers, Foreign Countries
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Kenny, Ailbhe – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
This article examines the musical lives of children of asylum seekers living under direct provision in Ireland. Direct Provision is a controversial state system of communal housing for asylum seekers while they wait for their refugee applications to be processed. One third of all asylum seekers living under Direct Provision in Ireland are…
Descriptors: Refugees, Foreign Countries, Children, Music Activities
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Jeppsson, Cecilia; Lindgren, Monica – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
This article explores the social stratification of the Swedish Community School of Music and Arts, which offers voluntary extra-curricular arts education to children in Sweden, and children's experiences of attending the school. A survey was executed where sixth-graders in Sweden were asked about their experiences of the school and about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Extracurricular Activities, Grade 6
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