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Larsson, Christina; Georgii-Hemming, Eva – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
The overall purpose of this article is to provide a convenient summary of empirical research on improvisation in general music education and thereby provide guidance to researchers and practitioners, using a systematic, narrative-review approach. By analysing 20 music education research articles, published from 2000-2015 in peer-reviewed journals,…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Music, Music Education, Educational Research
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Cain, Tim – British Journal of Music Education, 2008
This review article discusses the use of action research in music education and its potential for producing knowledge and improving practice. The discussion is situated in an analysis of action research studies in music education. The review demonstrates that action research in music education focuses on a wide variety of subject matter,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Music Education, Research Methodology, Literature Reviews
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Cox, Gordon; Pitts, Stephanie – British Journal of Music Education, 2008
The invitation to provide a review of the articles published in our five year editorship prompts us to evaluate the aims and purposes of music education research, and to consider the function of journals such as "BJME" in bridging the artificial divide between academics and professionals. We identify four themes that were prominent in…
Descriptors: Music Education, Journal Articles, Periodicals, Educational Research
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Preti, Costanza; Welch, Graham F. – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
The article offers an explanation of the effects of music on children within a hospital setting and points up the multifaceted nature of this experience. The nature of the client group allows the musical experience to work on many different levels, such as modifying the child's perception of pain and reducing stress, whilst at the same time having…
Descriptors: Music, Hospitals, Children, Stress Management
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Gaunt, Helena – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
Breathing and breath control are central to playing the oboe, yet few detailed educational resources are available to support their teaching and learning. This paper presents a review of existing knowledge and expertise in the field. It highlights common ground and points of controversy, and indicates some key areas for consideration. It points to…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Techniques, Literature Reviews