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West, Julia Maurine – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Evidence found throughout the history of Western European art music reveals traditions that encompassed improvisation. This furthers the idea that without improvisation, music education based on canonized works of Western European art music is incomplete. When the goal of music education is to preserve works exactly as notated, improvisation…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Creativity, Creative Activities
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Smith, Alex – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
Musical settings that require consumers to construct their own musical instruments serve as potential sites of reconnection between musicians, the musical instruments they make, the natural resources that comprise those instruments, and the labor required to produce them. When musicians reconnect in these ways, they are able to understand and…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Musicians, Participation, Musical Composition
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Biasutti, Michele – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
This pilot study analyzed the learning activities of adult musicians during the composition of a new musical work through online collaboration. The participants interacted in a virtual environment using synchronous and asynchronous tools to develop the composition project. The study utilized a mixed method descriptive design through video…
Descriptors: Adults, Musicians, Computer Simulation, Musical Composition
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Lum, Chee-Hoo – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This qualitative research study seeks to examine definitions of Singapore music, music by Singapore composers and musics of/in Singapore through the eyes of tertiary music educators in a local institute of teacher education, and to determine pedagogical implications of such definitions in the space of the music classroom. Extensive informal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Global Approach
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Cohen, Mary L.; Wilson, Catherine M. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
We examined pedagogical strategies for facilitating and developing songwriting skills with 17 males incarcerated at a U.S. medium security prison. We also investigated the participants' sense of self-worth, purpose, and social adjustment related to their participation in the songwriters' workshops. The songwriting sessions spanned over two…
Descriptors: Adults, Males, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Upadhyay, Durgesh K.; Dalal, Ajit K. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This study explores learners' perspectives on the prevalent pedagogy being followed in an institutionalized setup in teaching Hindustani music; their preferences for learning (one to one, one to many, etc.) and the importance of riaz to them; the dynamics of teacher-student relationship; and the factors contributing to their creative music making.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Music, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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Roels, Johanna Maria; Van Petegem, Peter – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Existing studies have demonstrated how children compose, experiment and use their imagination within the conventions of the tonal idiom with functional harmony. However, one area of research that has hardly been explored is how tonality emerges in the compositions of children who compose by transforming their own non-musical ideas, such as their…
Descriptors: Imagination, Figurative Language, Freehand Drawing, Musical Composition
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Hogenes, Michel; van Oers, Bert; Diekstra, René F. W.; Sklad, Marcin – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The present study aims to contribute to the understanding of the effects of music education, in particular music composition as a classroom activity for fifth- and sixth-graders. The intervention (experimental condition) focused on a three-step-model for music composition, based on the Cultural Historical Activity Theory of education, and has been…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Richmond, James; McLachlan, Neil M.; Ainley, Mary; Osborne, Margaret – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Rates of music participation are low in developed nations. This may be attributed in part to the failure of school music to engage children sufficiently to motivate them to continue learning and participating in music. We tested the "Harmonix" program of classroom music education, which is currently being designed to maximize engagement…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Skill Development, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Tomlinson, Michelle M. – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This case study employed multimodal methods and visual analysis to explore how a young multilingual student used music improvisation to form a speech rap. This student, recently arrived in Australia from Ethiopia, created piano music that was central to his music identity and that simultaneously, through dialogue with his mother, enhanced his…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Creative Activities, Music, Musical Composition
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Tobias, Evan S. – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
In this case study, the author investigated intersections of secondary students' musical engagement in a Songwriting and Technology Class (STC) and outside of school. The study traces the experiences of three individual participants and three participant groups (six embedded cases in total) in the creation, performance, recording, and production…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Secondary School Students, Music Activities
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Buonviri, Nathan – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate effects of music notation reinforcement on aural memory for melodies. Participants were 41 undergraduate and graduate music majors in a within-subjects design. Experimental trials tested melodic memory through a sequence of target melodies, distraction melodies, and matched and unmatched answer choices.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Reinforcement, Aural Learning
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Kokotsaki, Dimitra; Newton, Douglas P. – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study examined trainee music teachers' judgements of the musical creativity of secondary age students. Nine pieces of music composed by Year 8 students (13 years of age) were evaluated by 17 postgraduate, trainee teachers. These musical pieces were sorted into a diamond-shaped formation according to how creative they were perceived to be with…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Creativity, Secondary School Students
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Bannan, Nicholas – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
This article explores the relationship between ideas about the role and purpose of music introduced in the major publications of Charles Darwin, and the fields of child development, music education and pedagogy. It also considers the significant influence on Darwin's work of his own biography and family life. In the global village of…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Creativity, Curriculum Design
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Silverman, Marissa; Davis, Susan A.; Elliott, David J. – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
Since its publication in 1995, a significant literature has developed around David J. Elliott's praxial philosophy of music education, as explained in "Music Matters: A New Philosophy of Music Education." This literature includes a range of commentaries in journals, books, edited books, and dissertations. Although Elliott has…
Descriptors: Music, Music Activities, Music Education, Values
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