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Yoo, Hyesoo – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
In a global society, 21st century skills are fundamental for every student. Furthermore, in today's digital world, technology is expected to be part of students' learning experiences. In the following research-to-resource article, I provide practical strategies and ideas for integrating technology into a performing ensemble program in order to…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, 21st Century Skills, Skill Development, Creativity
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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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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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Grey, Alyssa N. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
Rote versus note beginning instrumental pedagogy has been an active topic for music educators. Traditional method books have often comprised a significant portion of beginning instrumental curricula, though content has varied and may have been based on convention. Advocates of a rote-before-note approach have recommended that singing, movement,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Rote Learning, Musical Instruments
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Mio, Vanessa Andrea – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Postsecondary violin instructors often implement remedial pedagogy with first-year performance/music education students to holistically nurture individual artistic goals and overall well-being. Using a qualitative multiple case study research design, 10 postsecondary violin instructors from across North America were interviewed to investigate…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Silvey, Brian A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
Music education researchers and conducting pedagogues have identified numerous behaviors that contribute to increased verbal and nonverbal teaching effectiveness of conductors on the podium. This article is a review of literature concerning several conductor behaviors that may (a) increase the effectiveness of rehearsals, (b) enhance the…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Drills (Practice), Musicians
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Enz, Nicholas J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
Students pursuing college degrees in fields other than music must often take a music or arts course. Teaching these non-majors has been a traditional responsibility of college and university music departments. While experts agree that a single, widely accepted approach to teaching the non-major is unavailable, many experts concur that developing…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Music Education, Literature Reviews, College Students
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Howard, Sandra A.; Seaver, Karen J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this exploratory study was to measure music educators' ("N" = 9) self-perceptions of their use of interpersonal skills. Participants rated themselves on 32 statements included on the "My Use of Interpersonal Skills Inventory" in pre- and posttest formats. Participants participated in a 4-week period of weekly…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Interpersonal Competence, Self Efficacy
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Riegle, Aaron M.; Gerrity, Kevin W. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine the pitch-matching ability of high school choral students. Years of piano experience, middle school performance experience, and model were considered as variables that might affect pitch-matching ability. Gender of participants was also considered when identifying the effectiveness of each model.…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Rural Schools, Music Education, Program Effectiveness
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Zemek, Michael D. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2010
Choral experts, namely conductors and textbook authors, have long recommended separating middle and junior high school singers into all-male and all-female choirs to address the unique challenges facing young adolescents and those who teach them. However, limited research-based evidence exists on the decisions conductors and choral music educators…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Singing, Musicians
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Levinowitz, Lili M.; Scheetz, Janet – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 1998
Investigates whether solo as opposed to group instruction would improve students' acquisition of rhythmic skills. Finds that individual echoing of rhythm patterns may be advantageous with regard to sight-reading performance. Maintains that it is reasonable to include solo opportunities for the echoing of rhythmic patterns by elementary school…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Grade 3, Group Instruction, Higher Education
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Turner, Mark – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 1998
Explores the literature from physical education psychomotor research in order to answer questions concerning elementary music psychomotor skills acquisition and retention by focusing on four aspects of motor-learning theories: (1) knowledge of results; (2) contextual interference; (3) cognitive strategies; and (4) modeling. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Modeling (Psychology)
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Price, Harry E.; Blanton, Frank; Turner Parrish, Regena – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 1998
Compares the effects of fundamental exercises and music excerpts approaches on sightreading and performance proficiency of 58 students in a symphonic and concert band at a suburban high school. Finds that the students using music excerpts were no weaker in sightreading ability, had a higher performance achievement, and indicated more positive…
Descriptors: Applied Music, Bands (Music), Drills (Practice), Educational Strategies
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Costa-Giomi, Eugenia; Descombes, Valerie – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 1997
Examines whether the consistent or inconsistent use of pitch labels during instruction in pitch terminology affected French kindergarten children's identification of pitch in the two chosen classes. Finds that the children who were taught one pair of terms provided significantly more correct verbal responses than did the group who learned two…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten Children, Music Education