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Garvis, Susanne; Pendergast, Donna – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
For students in Years 1-10 in Queensland, Australia, The Arts (hereafter referred to as "arts") is one of eight Key Learning Areas in the core curriculum. Yet, while arts--comprising five strands including music--is a mandatory component of the curriculum, implementation varies widely. This occurs for a range of reasons, one of which is…
Descriptors: Music Education, Art Education, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation
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Marin, Cristina; Echeverria, Ma Puy Perez; Hallam, Susan – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
Musical scores constitute a key element in the development of expertise in musicians from western tonal traditions, since they act as a mediator between the performer and the music itself. Our aim was to study the role of musical scores in instrumental performance practice by analysing the process of learning a new piece of music, as well as the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Music Education, Student Attitudes, Musicians
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Lamont, Alexandra; Daubney, Alison; Spruce, Gary – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
Within the context of British initiatives in music education such as the Wider Opportunities programme in England and the recommendations of the Music Manifesto emphasising the importance of singing in primary schools, the current paper explores examples of good practice in whole-class vocal tuition. The research included seven different primary…
Descriptors: Music Education, Singing, Musicians, Foreign Countries
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Cyster, Drew – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
Transition from primary to secondary school in the UK has received considerable attention in educational research over the last few decades, although specific focus on transition in music has only been relatively recently addressed. Research by Mills (1996) and Marshall and Hargreaves (2007, 2008) draws upon both general and music-specific studies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Music Teachers
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Wu, Sinae – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
Since the 1960s, there has been a growing awareness of the need for cultural plurality in Europe (Drummond et al., 2005). Globalisation and technological development stimulate rapid exchanges between today's diverse and hybrid societies.
Descriptors: Music Education, Cultural Pluralism, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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McPhail, Graham – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
This paper discusses recent developments in the senior music curriculum in New Zealand. I suggest that school music is in transition from its clearly defined origins to its "regionalisation" by new content and knowledge. The concepts of knowledge differentiation and verticality are considered in relation to the subject's now diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Curriculum, Music Education, Curriculum Development
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Biasutti, Michele – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
This paper reports on the compositional processes of an Italian rock band whilst composing a new piece over seven group composing sessions. The band members were videotaped during the group composing sessions in their rehearsal room. A qualitative analysis of the video recordings was performed using the Constant Comparative Method. In the…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Rock Music, Musicians, Case Studies
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Perkmen, Serkan; Cevik, Beste; Alkan, Mahir – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
Guided by three theoretical frameworks in vocational psychology, (i) theory of work adjustment, (ii) two factor theory, and (iii) value discrepancy theory, the purpose of this study was to investigate Turkish pre-service music teachers' values and the role of fit between person and environment in understanding vocational satisfaction. Participants…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Music Teachers, Values, Personality Theories
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Brandstrom, Sture; Soderman, Johan; Thorgersen, Ketil – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
The purpose of this article is to analyse three case study examples of musical "folkbildning" in Sweden. The first case study is from the establishment of the state-funded Framnas Folk High Music School in the middle of the last century. The second case study, Hagstrom's music education, is from the same time but describes a music school…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Matsunobu, Koji – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
In this paper the role of spirituality in learning music for North American adult students is explored by examining the case of shakuhachi music. One distinctive character of engaging in music through the shakuhachi is that it facilitates the attainment of an "optimal relationship" between the practitioners" musical pursuit and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Adult Students, Religious Factors
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Robinson, Tim – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
This article explores the relationship between how popular musicians learn and how they subsequently teach, and considers the extent to which they incorporate their own informal learning practices into their work as teachers. A group of eight UK teachers was recruited and data collection, involving interviews and lesson observations, took place…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musicians, Music Teachers, Informal Education
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Finney, John – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
My purpose is to develop better understanding of John Paynter's professional life and work, and by examining his pedagogic principles, discern something of the system of beliefs that underlay his commitment to finding a place for music within a system of general education. A number of significant influences are identified that bear upon his…
Descriptors: Music Education, General Education, Music Teachers, Creativity
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Westerlund, Heidi; Vakeva, Lauri – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
For a practicing arts educator, the relationship between theory and practice is often unproblematic: theory is considered to be irrelevant for the good practice. Considering the matter from an academic standpoint, one faces the distinction between poietic, or productive, and contemplative, or responsive, mindsets stemming from the classical…
Descriptors: Music Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Philosophy
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Taylor, Angela – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
"Rivers of Musical Experience" were used as a research tool to explore the wide range of musical experiences and concomitant identity construction that six amateur keyboard players over the age of 55 brought to their learning as mature adults. It appears that significant changes in their lives acted as triggers for them to engage in musical…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Musical Instruments, Musicians, Identification (Psychology)
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Wise, Stuart; Greenwood, Janinka; Davis, Niki – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
The music industry in the 21st century uses digital technology in a wide range of applications including performance, composition and in recording and publishing. Much of this digital technology is freely available via downloads from the internet, as part of software included with computers when they are purchased and via applications that are…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Music Activities, Foreign Countries
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