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Mok, Annie O. – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
This study investigates how a class of university music students who engaged in a "lived" experience of informal learning adopted methods and strategies to complete a self-learning "aural copying" performance assignment in a musicianship class in Hong Kong. Data were collected from observations of the performances and the…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Music Education, College Students, Learning Strategies
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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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Roels, Johanna Maria; Van Petegem, Peter – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
This study is the result of a two-year experimental collaboration with children from my piano class. Together, the children and I designed a method that uses visual expression as a starting point for composing and visualising music-theoretical concepts. In this method various dimensions of musicality such as listening, creating, noting down and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Teaching Methods, Visual Perception
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Daniel, Ryan – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore why highly trained musicians choose to teach in higher education. An international population from nine countries of music instrument teachers was sampled via online survey, to determine their reasons for teaching in higher education. Motivational constructs from the expectancy-value framework were used,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Online Surveys, Music Teachers
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Pulman, Mark – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
This article discusses the use of action research cycles on a course involving groupwork rehearsing and performance. The aim was to explore various pedagogic aspects of the activities and improve tutor practice. This account of four action research spirals, taking place over a 10-year period of rehearsing and performing, considers their management…
Descriptors: Action Research, Tutors, Music Activities, Performance
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Taylor, Angela – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
Repertory grids were used as a research tool to explore 73-year-old James' musical development over two years. Choosing two music learning cultures for his instrumental learning, James learned the piano in a college workshop and the Appalachian dulcimer in his local folk group. There were clear changes in his musical skills and attitudes,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Musicians, Males
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Blom, Diana; Encarnacao, John – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
The study investigates criteria chosen by music students for peer and self assessment of both the rehearsal process and performance outcome of their rock groups. The student-chosen criteria and their explanations of these criteria were analysed in relation to Birkett's skills taxonomy of "soft" and "hard" skills. In the rehearsal process, students…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Evaluation Criteria, Rock Music
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Bresler, Liora – British Journal of Music Education, 2009
Based on my own research education courses for doctoral students, I examine the ways in which music provides powerful and rich models for perception, conceptualisation and engagement for both listeners and performers, to cultivate the processes and products of qualitative research in the social science in general, and in music education in…
Descriptors: Music Education, Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Social Science Research
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Haddon, Elizabeth – British Journal of Music Education, 2009
A survey of final-year music students at the University of York for the Investigating Musical Performance research project found that 45% (23 of the 51 students in the year group) regularly gave instrumental or vocal lessons. Semi-structured interviews with 16 students revealed a range of teaching activities including workshop leading, one-to-one…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Music, Interviews, Educational Opportunities
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Hewitt, Allan – British Journal of Music Education, 2009
One hundred and sixty-five undergraduate music students studying in Scotland completed a 30-statement Q-sort to describe their self- and task-theories of musical performance. Statements reflected the importance of effort, confidence, technical ability, significant others and luck/chance in determining a successful performance. The Q-sorts were…
Descriptors: Music Education, Age, Musicians, Foreign Countries
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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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Burt, Rosie; Mills, Janet – British Journal of Music Education, 2006
The attitudes and experiences of 13 music students entering a conservatoire were tracked before their entry and throughout their first term at college. Aspirations and apprehensions towards the musical, academic and social aspects of college life were collected in addition to career aims, and the data analysed qualitatively to produce emergent…
Descriptors: Music Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Aspiration
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Finnäs, Leif – British Journal of Music Education, 2006
Fifteen-sixteen years old Fenno-Swedish compulsory school pupils' written descriptions of "strong" experiences were used for comparing (a) the frequency of experiences related to music and to other aesthetic areas (literature, drama etc.) and (b) the frequencies of music experiences related to different basic modes of confronting music:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Aesthetics, Middle School Students
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Holmes, Patricia – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
How can we use practice time in the best possible way? Do we, as performers, have a keen enough awareness of the workings of our mind and body to be sure we are learning in the optimum way for secure performance? If not, how can we readily convey to others good habits for learning and memorisation? By demonstrating aspects of how experienced solo…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Learning Strategies, Musical Instruments
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Moore, Hilary; Hibbert, Fiona – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
This paper is one of the first presentations of research into brain gym's effectiveness in learning musical instruments. Brain gym (or Edu-K) is the popular, over-arching name for a system of exercises, approaches, and techniques intended to improve mental and physical performance. We explain the basic concepts and activities of brain gym and…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Brain
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