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Cain, Melissa; Walden, Jennifer – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
This paper examines the practice of five music educators in Canada and Australia who, despite the pervasiveness of ingrained Western-based pedagogy in these countries, are forging ahead with culturally diverse music programmes. Their work is presented as five 'snapshots of practice' which provide inspiration and conceptual ideas for other teachers…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Ivaldi, Antonia – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
Research on teachers' assessments of students' playing within music lessons has mainly focused on verbal (spoken) evaluations of their learning. However, closer exploration of these interactions shows that embodied assessments, that is, those that also include non-verbal, multi-modal features as part of the interaction, are found to be…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Interaction, Performance Tests
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Latukefu, Lotte; Ginsborg, Jane – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
Although musicians have always had portfolio careers, the discourse in conservatoires around training musicians specifically for portfolio careers is relatively new. This is partly because of increasing opportunities in the workplace for entrepreneurial and multi-faceted musicians and partly -- in the UK at least -- because of educational policy…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musicians, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Havre, Sigrid Jordal; Väkevä, Lauri; Christophersen, Catharina R.; Haugland, Egil – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
This article is based on a case study of how the Rocksmith entertainment music video game can be used in the context of studying electric guitar and bass as part of music teacher training. In empirical terms, we were interested in how music teachers' knowledge becomes articulated in the pedagogical discourse of our participants. As conceptual…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Video Games
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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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Viig, Tine Grieg – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
This article reports on a case study in a Norwegian primary school where nearly 50 fifth-grade pupils took part in a creative music-making project. Facilitated by two professional artists, they created an original piece of music and performed their composition for an audience at the end of the project week. A substantial part of the data consisted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Music
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Turøy, Anne Kristine Wallace – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Approximately 10% of students have singing difficulties appearing as poor pitch singing. During the period 2012 to 2014, I assessed 2390 recordings from 239 students. 25 students were graded below C, and thus were defined as poor pitch singers (PPS). However, these students showed varying patterns of mastery within their own portfolios of…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Singing, Students
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Martin, Jodie L. – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Music notation is intrinsic in the composition and performance of Western art music and also in its analysis and research. The process of writing about music remains underexplored, in particular how excerpts of music notation are selected and arranged in a written text, and how that text describes and contextualises the excerpts. This article…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes
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Adamyan, Anna – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
This paper reveals contemporary issues of music education in post-soviet Armenia. The author analyses the state of music education and draws special attention to the music education of adult beginners, which is a new challenge for the educational system of Armenia. In particular, the author reveals new problems in the performing arts, especially…
Descriptors: Music Education, Novices, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Rodríguez-Sánchez, Andrea; Odena, Oscar; Cabedo-Mas, Alberto – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
This article outlines the development of an appropriate research approach, including methods from diverse disciplines, for researching the Colombian state-funded social music programme Music for Reconciliation ("Música para la Reconciliación"). After outlining the Colombian context and the literature, a pilot with ten participants is…
Descriptors: Biographies, Music, Foreign Countries, Pilot Projects
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Lau, Wing Chi Margaret; Grieshaber, Susan – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
The implementation of a school-based integrated curriculum enables schools to plan a balanced, flexible and coherent curriculum in order to reduce subject specification, especially in kindergartens. Despite kindergarten teachers in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) being encouraged to integrate music content across subject areas, these…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Music, Music Education, Kindergarten
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Varvarigou, Maria – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
This article explores how group playing by ear (GEP) through imitation of recorded material and opportunities for inventive work during peer interaction was used to support first year undergraduate western classical music students' aural, group creativity and improvisation skills. The framework that emerged from the analysis of the data describes…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Music Education, Group Activities
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Davidson, Robert; Lupton, Mandy – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This paper critiques a traditional approach to music theory pedagogy. It argues that music theory courses should draw on pedagogies that reflect the diversity and pluralism inherent in 21st century music making. It presents the findings of an action research project investigating the experiences of undergraduate students undertaking an innovative…
Descriptors: Music Theory, Music, Music Education, Undergraduate Study
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Virkkula, Esa – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This article examines the sociocultural learning of popular and jazz music in communities of practice as part of secondary vocational music education in a Finnish conservatory. The research is based on performance workshops which were implemented as a joint effort between professional musicians and music students. These workshops are suggested as…
Descriptors: Music Education, Communities of Practice, Music, Popular Culture
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Bjerstedt, Sven – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
Theoretical approaches to learning in practice-based jazz improvisation contexts include situated learning and ecological perspectives. This article focuses on how interest-driven, self-sustaining jazz learning activities can be matched against the concepts of stolen knowledge (Brown & Duguid, 1996) and landscape of learning (Bjerstedt, 2014).…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Creative Activities, Music Activities
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