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Norgaard, Martin – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
Research investigating improvisational skill development in adolescent learners is scant. In this study interviews with developing jazz improvisers are used to characterize the skill-building process. The findings were considered in light of two views of skill learning. In one view, students progress through several discrete levels, while in a…
Descriptors: Music, Creative Activities, Skill Development, Adolescents
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Augustyniak, Sylvana – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
This article, based on my PhD empirical study, was conducted in a qualitative and holistic approach. It had examined how students had used formal and informal strategies, styles and situations while improvising and composing for the research task. Eighteen research groups made up of a total of 40 males and nine females had participated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Music, Music Education
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Monk, Augusto – International Journal of Music Education, 2012
The learning of jazz improvisation is often treated as the incorporation of stylistic vocabulary and development of technical dexterity. Although this methodology is effective, considering other aspects of jazz improvisation can make the learning process a more holistic and less technical endeavour. My experience teaching improvisation has led me…
Descriptors: Music, Creative Activities, Cognitive Processes, Thinking Skills