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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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Haddon, Elizabeth – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This qualitative research examines the influence of learning Javanese gamelan on aspects of musicianship, attitudes and approaches relating to the learning and performance of Western instruments experienced by a sample of UK university music students. In addition to benefits to musicianship, students delineated positive developments in attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, College Students
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Creech, Andrea; Gaunt, Helena; Hallam, Susan; Robertson, Linnhe – British Journal of Music Education, 2009
The aim of this research was to investigate the value and purpose of Master Classes, from the perspective of Conservatoire students. Thirty-seven UK Conservatoire students responded to a questionnaire, providing information about their prior experiences of Master Classes, the factors that they considered to be important in a successful Master…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Music Education, Performance, Music Techniques
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Salaman, William – British Journal of Music Education, 2008
This article raises questions about three features of musical education that have been explored in the pages of the "British Journal of Music Education" ("BJME") over the last 25 years: the assessment of creative work; the nurturing of an elite among young musicians; the uses of electronics in music classrooms. The article…
Descriptors: Reflection, Music Education, Creative Activities, Performance Based Assessment
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Zhukov, Katie – British Journal of Music Education, 2008
This observational study analysed the lesson content of 24 instrumental lessons (piano, strings and winds) using a gender-balanced sample (equal numbers of male/female teachers and students) from five Australian higher education institutions to ascertain the priorities of topics in advanced applied music lessons in the Western Classical tradition.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Observation, Lesson Plans
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Ward, Vicky – British Journal of Music Education, 2007
Despite recent moves toward a more collaborative relationship between the academic pursuit of music analysis and the practical pursuit of music performance, there remains a gulf between the two disciplines. This is partly because attempts at collaboration have generally focused on the use of music performance as a way of teaching music analysis…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Guides, Music Teachers
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Gaunt, Helena – British Journal of Music Education, 2007
This paper presents findings from action research in a conservatoire (the Guildhall School of Music & Drama) which focused on teaching and learning effective breathing in playing the oboe. A range of approaches and techniques emerged from a literature review. These were implemented in practice with oboe students at the Guildhall School, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Baker, Felicity; Mackinlay, Elizabeth – British Journal of Music Education, 2006
This paper reports on an education programme conducted with first-time mothers. The study aimed to establish whether mothers found an education session on lullaby singing beneficial for them and their babies as well as reporting what lullabies were sung and why. Twenty first-time mothers were provided with examples of lullabies and asked to sing…
Descriptors: Mothers, Singing, Sleep, Parent Education
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Seddon, Frederick A. – British Journal of Music Education, 2006
This article reports on an exploratory investigation of the relationship between prior experience of formal instrumental music tuition (FIMT) and the process of collaborative computer-based music composition. The study linked a school in the UK with a school in Norway to engage in computer-mediated collaborative composition via e-mail.…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Cooperative Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Investigations
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Savage, Jonathan – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in schools is now commonplace and, for many, an unquestionable part of everyday teaching and learning. But detailed studies of the use of ICT in classroom-based music education are rare. This article explores how pupils aged between 11 and 16 used ICT to create and perform music in new…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Acoustics, Music Techniques, Music Education
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Fautley, Martin – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
This study addresses the baseline assessment of pupil composing competencies at age 11+. It asks whether it might be possible for these to be evaluated by the use of a whole-class listening task. A rationale for this proposal is discussed. Results from a pilot study which administered an original audiated puzzle-task to a cohort of pupils,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Competency Based Education, Minimum Competency Testing, Knowledge Level
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Seddon, Frederick A. – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
This study investigated modes of communication adopted by six student jazz musicians during rehearsal and performance. Six one-hour rehearsal sessions and a performance were observed and videotaped for analysis. Results revealed six modes of communication that formed two main categories, verbal and non-verbal, each containing three distinct modes…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Music, Music Activities, Musical Composition
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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
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Macmillan, Jenny – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
Numerous studies in general education have concluded that parental involvement improves student achievement. Research in music education indicates that parental involvement is beneficial to progress on a musical instrument. However, few music teachers are known to actively encourage it. This paper reports on a detailed qualitative survey that…
Descriptors: Music Education, Parent Participation, Achievement, Music
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Berkley, Rebecca – British Journal of Music Education, 2004
This article reports on a school-based research project into teaching composing at GCSE, setting this alongside a review of the literature. It suggests that research into cognition in composing in school students and teaching composing within a school context may be synthesised by understanding composing as problem solving. Composing is described…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Musical Composition, Music Education, Research Projects
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