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Annie N. Savage; Adam G. Harry – String Research Journal, 2024
The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine school string teachers' beliefs about and practices of teaching nontraditional music courses. We surveyed middle and high school string teachers (N = 42) about what nontraditional music courses and ensembles (NMCEs) they currently offer and would like to offer to their students. In addition, we…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Musicians, Middle School Teachers
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Min Jung Kim; Stephen Thomas Fairbanks – String Research Journal, 2024
The purpose of this article is to revisit the biomechanical concepts of Paul Rolland's scholarship on bowing to provide a new framework of Rolland's underlying bowing principles. First, we discuss how whole body movements help facilitate natural bowing, which can generate better tone efficiently from freedom of movement. Second, we attend to the…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Techniques, Biomechanics, Human Body
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Elizabeth W. Chappell; Kelsey Nussbaum – String Research Journal, 2024
The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine enrollment in string orchestra instruction across Texas. Three central research questions guided the investigation: (a) How well is orchestra represented in districts and schools across the state of Texas? (b) What are the characteristics (FRPL eligibility, locale, student race/ethnicity,…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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Rachel L. Dirks; Tawnya D. Smith; Patricia A. González-Moreno; Allyn Phelps – String Research Journal, 2024
At the 2020 American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Conference held in Orlando Florida, an attendee of the Wellness Committee Listening Session recommended that a study be conducted to determine the prevalence and awareness of mental health concerns among students and teachers within the organization. Members agreed that there is more needed…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Surveys
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Anna Hiemstra; Makiko Sadakata – String Research Journal, 2024
Playing the violin demands highly skilled motor performance, including advanced bimanual coordination and controlled, independent movement of fingers. Through existing literature, the current study aims to demonstrate how young children's motor development relates to the motor demands of violin playing, specifically the demands on the left hand,…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills, Young Children
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Aaberg, Morganne – String Research Journal, 2023
The purpose of this survey study was to describe technologies and lesson formats used in virtual applied studio string lessons precipitated by shelter-in-place measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to explore teachers' adaptations, perceptions of effectiveness, and feelings toward virtual lessons. Research questions that guided…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Zabanal, John Rine A.; Chang, Annalisa C.; Lofdahl, Heather A. – String Research Journal, 2023
The purpose of this study was to examine featured articles ("n" = 376) and authors ("n" = 415) published in the "American String Teacher" from 2000 through 2019. Articles were coded into 1 of 24 categories using a researcher-designed codebook based on article content. Authors were coded into one of four professional…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Periodicals, Journal Articles
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López-Calatayud, Fernando; Macián-González, Roberto; Tejada, Jesús – String Research Journal, 2023
This work presents an analysis of the didactic literature for the initial learning of intonation on violin and viola. Analysis has been conducted through a document-analysis design of 86 methods. The chosen analytic categories were: (1) contents (number of pitches and sequence of pitches presentation); (2) pedagogy (teaching approach and use of…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Techniques, Music Education, Teaching Methods
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Kim, Ji-Eun – String Research Journal, 2023
This study was designed to explore nonstring specialists' comfort teaching students in string ensembles. Comfort was defined as an individual's ease when teaching the subject matter. Data were gathered, using a 7-point Likert-type scale related to 15 string topics administered through a researcher-developed study. Participants ("N" =…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Teacher Attitudes
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Ihas, Dijana – String Research Journal, 2022
The purpose of this exploratory intrinsic case study was to delineate the mentoring practices of the preeminent violin pedagogue Miss Dorothy DeLay and to evaluate the transmission of these practices onto her mentees. The psychological and behavioral traits that influenced her mentoring style were also examined. Data sources included…
Descriptors: Music Education, Mentors, Personality Traits, Individual Instruction
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Ebin, Zachary; Lane, MarieFaith – String Research Journal, 2022
This study evaluates the dimensions of fractional-size violin bows in relation to the anthropometric and grip-strength measurements of children and adults. In string education, various methods and devices have been put forward to measure children for the correct violin size, but there is a lack of research regarding the proper bow size. Results…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Psychomotor Skills, Children, Adults
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Zabanal, John Rine A. – String Research Journal, 2022
The purpose of this study was to examine participating orchestras and performed repertoire at the American String Teachers Association's (ASTA) National Orchestra Festival from 2004 through 2020. Participating orchestras (N = 309) primarily consisted of string orchestras and high school-level orchestras with a majority originating from the…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Teachers, Music Education, Professional Associations
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Thompson, Bethany Uhler – String Research Journal, 2022
Offering music programs in prisons is one way that artists may contribute to the correctional system's rehabilitative goals. To explore the role music may play in rehabilitating youth in detention, I developed a string program at a Youth Development Center. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the outcomes of implementing the…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Geringer, John M.; Bugaj, Kasia; Geringer, Katie A. – String Research Journal, 2021
This report is a summary of two studies. In the first, we compared examples of Irish fiddle performances with Western classical violin performances. Acoustical analyses showed that both classical examples produced average spectral centroids higher in frequency, higher harmonic to noise ratios, more use of vibrato, more disjunct intervals, and less…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Classical Music, Folk Culture, Acoustics
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Giesbrecht, Maia; Andrews, Bernard W. – String Research Journal, 2021
This article presents the findings of a study that explored the composition of Canadian educational music. Particularly, the authors focus on the analyses of composers' scores on creating new string compositions for young musicians within the "New Sounds of Learning Project." On a macro level, the composers predominantly composed…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Musical Composition, Foreign Countries
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