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Burwell, Kim; Shipton, Matthew – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
The importance of personal practice for instrumentalists and vocalists is well established among researchers, and axiomatic for practitioners. This paper reports on a phase of an action research project, investigating student approaches to personal practice. Following a preliminary questionnaire study, a residential clinic was conducted by…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Drills (Practice), Music Activities
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Kardos, Leah – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
I am a composer, producer, pianist and part-time music lecturer at a Further Education college where I teach composing on Music Technology courses at levels 3 (equivalent to A-level) and 4 (Undergraduate/Foundation Degree). A "Music Technology" course, distinct from a "Music" course, often attracts applicants from diverse musical backgrounds; it…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Computer Software, Computers
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Lewis, Rebecca – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
What is composing and how is it valued? What does a good education in composing look like; what constraints hinder it and is it possible to overcome such constraints? Can composing be a personal, creative and valuable activity for the school student? What role does the teacher play in all of this? These are questions that I discuss in this…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Music Teachers, Music, Musical Composition
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Francis, Jennie – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
I enjoy composing and feel able to write songs that I like and which feel significant to me. This has not always been the case and the change had nothing to do with my school education or my degree. Composing at secondary school did not move beyond Bach and Handel pastiche. I did not take any composing courses during my degree. What did influence…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Music Teachers
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Allsup, Randall Everett – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
This philosophical essay is a meditation on the multiple and contested meanings of the concept of democracy with the aim of redirecting dominant discourses in music education practices and building new capacities for democracy's practical use in music classrooms. Inspired by philosopher John Dewey's travels to China, and his influence on major…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Philosophy, Democracy, Foreign Countries
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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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Cameron, Kate – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
Amartya Sen's capability approach offers a new perspective for educators throughout the curriculum. This new insight has the potential to promote a music education that is inherently tailored to the individual. In essence it asks the question: What is music education going to offer to this student? This article represents an initial enquiry into…
Descriptors: Music Education, Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Personal Autonomy
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Naughton, Christopher – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
In many countries it has become commonplace for students at school to undertake their own composing in the classroom. At the same time students often develop their own creative musical interests outside school hours. This paper looks at how teachers might re-evaluate students' self-initiated compositional activity. By utilising Martin Heidegger's…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Music Theory, Case Studies
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Creech, Andrea – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
This paper explores patterns of interpersonal behaviour amongst teachers and pupils during one-to-one instrumental lessons. It was hypothesised that these patterns might differ in systematic ways, according to an existing model of six interaction "types" developed within a systems theory perspective and based on measures of interpersonal control…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Teacher Student Relationship, Music Teachers
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Cain, Tim – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
This article considers some paradigms of educational research, and their relation to teachers' action research in their classrooms or studios. The positivist/scientific paradigm and the interpretive/naturalist paradigm are examined, with reference to two cases of music teachers' action research studies. These studies are found to be flawed because…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Action Research, Classroom Research, Models
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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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Gower, Lily; McDowall, Janet – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
Interactive music video games are a readily available, mainstream technology but they are not generally seen as educative tools. Nor are they established within school teaching and learning environments. This study investigated children's use of these games from a music education perspective. Nine children, aged 9-11 years, and two specialist…
Descriptors: Music Education, Video Games, Interactive Video, Children
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Bartleet, Brydie-Leigh – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
This paper explores the relationship between school music and community music in Australia. While many Australian schools and community music activities tend to exist in relative isolation from one another, a range of unique school-community collaborations can be found throughout the country. Drawing on insights from "Sound Links," one…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Music Activities, School Community Relationship
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van Niekerk, Caroline; Typpo, Maria – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
In a recent article, "Sttepping in the right direction? Western classical music in an orchestral programme for disadvantaged African youth," "sttepping" was noted as no spelling error. The same applies here; reference is to STTEP Music School, an outreach project at the University of Pretoria. STTEP teaches the playing of…
Descriptors: Classical Music, Disadvantaged, Music Theory, Outreach Programs
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