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Zabanal, John-Rine A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to survey collegiate string musicians on their use of drone accompaniments to improve intonation. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to collegiate string musicians (N = 152). Most participants reported that they used a drone accompaniment as a tool to improve their intonation and that they were introduced…
Descriptors: Music Education, College Students, Musical Instruments, Music Techniques
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Warnet, Victoria – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the performance trends of middle school, junior/senior high school, and high school ensembles at District Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) Jazz Band Music Performance Assessments (MPAs) from 2012 to 2017. More specifically, this study investigated the pieces, composers, and arrangers most frequently…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Junior High Schools, High Schools, Musical Instruments
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Sindberg, Laura K. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
Real-world experiences, such as situated learning, fieldwork, and student teaching have been among the most prevalent examples employed in teacher preparation programs. Despite the increasing evidence in support of service learning in music teacher preparation, there are a limited number of models specific to instrumental music education. The…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Service Learning, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Chappell, Elizabeth – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
String musicians put a high priority on ear training in order to be successful on their instruments. Research suggests that delaying music reading to teach by ear does not negatively affect sight-reading performance in the long term, may improve music literacy skills, and also may improve student perceptions of accomplishment. The pedagogy of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Problem Solving, Auditory Discrimination
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Cumberledge, Jason P. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceived influence of social media on high school band students' future decision to participate in a college marching band. Participants (N = 158) were high school band students. Results indicated that social media could be influential in high school band students' decision to participate in a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Social Media, Musical Instruments, Music Activities
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Thornton, Linda; Culp, Mara E. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
Although resources exist to help instrumental music teachers assist learners in inclusive settings, students' voices may be absent from those resources. As such, music teachers may struggle to honor the needs and experiences of students with physical differences. Students with physical differences may be steered away from instrumental music or…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Music Teachers, Inclusion
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Freer, Patrick K. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
This short-form article reports a content analysis of all school-based ensemble concert programs distributed at the 2015 national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, the American String Teachers Association, and the Midwest Clinic. The purpose was to address perceptions that print and design expectations for the concert…
Descriptors: Printed Materials, Comparative Analysis, Conferences (Gatherings), National Organizations
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Rawlings, Jared R. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Adjudicated events, including music festivals, contests, and competitions, are performance opportunities for American instrumental music programs. The purpose of this study was to examine the benefits and challenges of participating in large-group instrumental adjudicated events in three Kansas high school programs. Data analysis followed…
Descriptors: Competition, Performance, Musical Instruments, Music Education
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Williams, Matthew L.; Geringer, John M.; Brittin, Ruth V. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore music listening and performance characteristics of middle and high school students. The questions under investigation addressed reasons for liking a favorite piece, time spent listening, media used to listen, ways in which students discovered new music, and the types of music performed as well as the types…
Descriptors: Music, Listening, Music Education, Middle School Students
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Adams, Kari – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Choral configuration, an umbrella term that refers to acoustical placement, formation, or spacing among singers, may cause noticeable transformations to the sound of a choir and the vocal production of ensemble members. Researchers have sought to discover how and to what extent these variables affect the choral sound. The purpose of this article…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Ng, Hoon Hong – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
This article is a review of literature that conceptualizes the practice of collective free music improvisation as a sociocommunicative endeavor, with its appended value and implications to musicians and music learners. Researchers have revealed that this conceptualization breaks down cultural and stylistic music boundaries to establish…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Creative Activities, Constructivism (Learning)
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Mercado, Emily M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this literature review is to examine research in popular, informal, nontraditional, out-of-school, and vernacular music education from 2012 to the present in order to concentrate on recent literature and make suggestions to inform current practice. Researchers have indicated that these classrooms can provide creative and…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Learner Engagement, Musicians
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Silvey, Brian A.; Sims, Wendy L.; Pohlman, Gretchen; Regier, Bradley J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
We analyzed the article types, participants, and topics represented in "Update" articles published between 1989 and 2017 (N = 379), beginning when MENC (now NAfME) took over publication of the journal. Quantitative research articles (46.42%) and literature reviews (28.84%) accounted for the largest portion of articles published. The…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Research, Journal Articles, Content Analysis
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Bovin, Amy J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the phenomenology of the female high school band director (FHSBD). In order to achieve a sample for regional maximum variation, one FHSBD from each county in the state of Connecticut was interviewed. After gathering data from a series of three interviews, I used Moustakas's modification of the Van Kaam…
Descriptors: Females, Music Activities, Phenomenology, Music
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Taft, Seth A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Composition is a natural human activity that can both support other music instruction and help students develop creativity that is applicable to their extramusical endeavors. It also constitutes a major strand within national and state music standards. However, it is not consistently taught in ensemble classrooms, which are often students' only…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Musicians, Creativity
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