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Fisher, Ryan – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this Research-to-Resource article is to provide choral directors a short, practical guide to working with male singers throughout their voice change using research-based strategies. Practical recommendations about vocal range assessment, music selection, and vocal warm-ups are provided.
Descriptors: Males, Singing, Music Education, Individual Development
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Kilpatrick, Carlton E., III. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this review of literature was to explore intersections between movement and gesture, and to examine their effects on singing. Music educators have long championed the integration of movement into music instruction. The effects of movement have been studied and correlations found between an individual singer's intonation, internal…
Descriptors: Singing, Correlation, Music Education, Movement Education
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Gardner, Robert D. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
There are many factors that influence the ability to play with accurate intonation, and this extending-the-discussion article provides contextual information and suggested teaching strategies for helping students develop such abilities. This Part 2 article describes a series of music activities and teaching strategies that can allow teachers to be…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Skill Development
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Millican, Si – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Rawlings recommended that music teachers should select pieces for large-ensemble adjudicated events that not only challenge student musicians but also help ensure student success and promote a positive experience preparing for and participating in the event. Ideally, the selections should balance the strengths of the ensemble with the challenges…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musicians, Musical Instruments
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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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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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Fredrickson, William E.; Byrnes, Suzanne R.; Aycock, Sylvia R. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
This article was designed to explore the behaviors observed and document the interactions of older and younger siblings in a children's choir rehearsal environment. Observations by a music education student observer, the director/teacher of the group, and some parent recollections indicate that the sibling interactions do have a primarily positive…
Descriptors: Siblings, Outreach Programs, Community Programs, Singing
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Roberts, J. Christopher – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
In a bid to make formal music education experiences more relevant to children's lives, teachers have sought to incorporate aspects of children's informal learning practices into classroom settings. Singing games have a long history both in and out of school settings, and the recontextualization that occurs when brought into the music classroom…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Self Determination, Singing, Games
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Freer, Patrick K. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
This research-to-resource article reports pedagogical implications of several types of research literature. This literature collectively focuses on boys' adolescent development, with specific attention to psychological and sociological implications on the teaching of vocal technique during the period of voice change. From this foundation, the…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Music Education, Males
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Aguirre, Ryan – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
Conversations surrounding transgender students are beginning to appear in the nation's schools. In recent years, experts in the fields of music education and vocal pedagogy have shared their experiences and research on transgender issues in the choral classroom and private lessons. Studies focused on transgender issues in choral music education…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Singing, Music Education, Gender Issues
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Baughman, Melissa – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
This study investigated collegiate voice instructors' approaches for teaching practice strategies to their students. Voice instructors (N = 46) from accredited institutions in three Midwestern states participated in a researcher-designed survey, which described (a) the types of practice strategies addressed in lessons, (b) the methods used for…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Music Teachers, Singing
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Baker, Valerie A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify teacher opinion of piano use, the amount of piano use, and current purposes for pianos in elementary general music classrooms. A geographically diverse sample of general music teachers (N = 189) completed a piano use survey. The data indicated that teachers felt piano was an important part of elementary…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Music Education, Elementary School Students, Musical Instruments
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Torrance, Tracy A.; Bugos, Jennifer A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to examine the relationship between personality type and ensemble choice and (2) to examine the differences in personality across age and music experience in young adults. Participants (N = 137; 68 instrumentalists, 69 vocalists) completed a demographic survey and the Big Five Personality Inventory.…
Descriptors: Music, Personality Traits, Musicians, Singing
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Frey-Clark, Marta – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
Learning to sing from notation is a complex task, and accurately performing pitches without an external reference can be particularly challenging. As such, the use of mnemonic devices to reinforce tonal relationships is a long-standing practice among musicians. Chief among these mnemonic devices are pitch syllable systems and Curwen hand signs.…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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VanWeelden, Kimberly; Heath-Reynolds, Julia; Leaman, Scott – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of a peer mentorship program on students' perceptions of comfort, skills obtained, and feelings of success while working with a peer with dissimilar abilities. The participants (N = 14), enrolled in choral ensemble classes, were divided into two groups: the peer mentors (n = 7), who were…
Descriptors: Mentors, Disabilities, Singing, Peer Groups
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