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Nichols, Bryan E. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Research has provided several scales for valid assessments of singing skills. Singing voice development and singing accuracy (tunefulness) are frequent objectives targeted by teachers in music classrooms. Teachers and directors may find established scoring systems useful for implementing formative or summative assessments. This…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Singing, Accuracy, Music Education
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Heller, George N. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 1997
Explains that quality refers to those attributes of sound and silence that give music its expressive character. Explores quality in four areas of music (dynamics, articulation, texture, and tone color) by tracing the research behind each of these areas. Provides different ideas for teaching quality in secondary general music classes. (CMK)
Descriptors: Acoustics, Educational Research, Music Education, Musical Composition