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Cho, Sunggi; Baek, Yoomee; Choe, E. J. – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The primary objective of this study is to investigate whether three interaction strategies through mobile apps may be associated with increases in students' music listening skills. Data was collected from 225 high school students and analysed using the ANOVA procedure in the three ways of music listening: analytic, aesthetic and sensory.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Computer Software, Music, Listening Skills
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Guven, Elif – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the anxiety of prospective music teachers (N = 129) during piano exams and to examine the effects of peer and self-assessments on anxiety and exam achievement of individuals with high performance and test anxiety (n = 5). Female students were more anxious compared to males, students of the fourth class…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Music Teachers, Test Anxiety, Music
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Wong, Marina W. Y. – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
"Assessment for Learning" (Afl) is integral to the decade-old reform of Hong Kong education. To investigate the assessment practices of secondary music teachers in Hong Kong ostensibly following Afl, this quantitative study investigates the self-reported assessment practices and perception of assessment modes of Hong Kong secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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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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Hewitt, Allan; Allan, Amanda – International Journal of Music Education, 2013
The experiences of 72 adolescent musicians who had been members of an advanced youth symphony orchestra or concert band were investigated. An online survey explored previous participation and the importance of past experiences when making future decisions about participation. Previous experience was very positive. Enjoyment of public performances,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Adolescents, Musicians
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Lowe, Geoffrey – International Journal of Music Education, 2012
In this study I set out to investigate why many students drop out from elective instrument programmes, particularly in lower secondary school. I examined the values and beliefs a sample of students in their first year in secondary school attach to learning an instrument, and the impact of the instrument lesson upon these values and beliefs.…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Musical Instruments, Positive Reinforcement, Teaching Methods
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Mathers, Andrew – International Journal of Music Education, 2009
In this article, I discuss the use of illustrators, affect displays and regulators, which I consider to be non-verbal communication categories through which conductors can employ a more varied approach to body use, gesture and non-verbal communication. These categories employ the use of a conductor's hands and arms, face, eyes and body in a way…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Music Education, Music, Music Teachers
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Luzha, Besa – International Journal of Music Education, 2005
In my country of Kosovo, where we endured 10 years of terrible conflict, even in the most difficult of times songs were created speaking of freedom. As children sang these songs, it brought them hope for a better life in the future. When the conflict came to an end and peace was established in 1999, a special concert (the first classical concert…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Music Activities, Conflict