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Hanrahan, Fidelma; Hughes, Ed; Banerjee, Robin; Eldridge, Alice; Kiefer, Chris – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Little is currently known about the possible benefits of using networked technology to enhance ensemble performance. This study explored whether the introduction of specially devised technology -- networked tablets using traditional music notation -- to a primary school orchestra would enhance the experience of ensemble music. Particular emphasis…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Elementary School Students, Music
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Araújo, Marcos V.; Hein, Christopher F. – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
This study explored advanced musicians' dispositions to flow in musical practice. A total of 168 classically trained musicians answered a questionnaire assessing their proneness for flow experience during musical practice and associations between flow and demographic factors, practice routines and musical instruments. Dispositions to flow in…
Descriptors: Music, Musicians, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Schlegel, Amanda L.; Springer, D. Gregory – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
We examined how visual feedback from electronic tuners affected trombonists' pitch performance and tuning confidence. High school (n = 29) and college trombonists (n = 30) were tasked to play in tune with a stimulus tone (G3) recorded by a professional trombonist presented through headphones. Following each of three attempts, participants rated…
Descriptors: Music Education, Feedback (Response), Visual Stimuli, Musical Instruments
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Orejudo Hernández, Santos; Zarza-Alzugaray, Francisco J.; Casanova, Oscar – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
This paper assesses the prevalence of substance use in Spanish music students as a strategy for coping with Musical Performance Anxiety (MPA). We also assess the relation between substance use and thoughts of abandoning one's musical career in connection with the degree of self-reported MPA. We carried out this survey on a sample of 463 students…
Descriptors: Music, Anxiety, Performance, Substance Abuse
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Hopkins, Michael; Provenzano, Anthony M.; Spencer, Michael S. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the benefits, challenges, program characteristics and instructional approaches of an El Sistema inspired (ESI) after-school string program developed as a university-school partnership. Case study methodology was used to examine the program. Fifth-grade students received 75 minutes of after-school…
Descriptors: After School Programs, College School Cooperation, Music Teachers, Musicians
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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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Silvey, Brian A.; Wacker, Aaron T.; Felder, Logan – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of baton usage on college musicians' perceptions of ensemble performance. Two conductors were videotaped while conducting a 1-minute excerpt from either a technical ("Pathfinder of Panama," John Philip Sousa) or lyrical ("Seal Lullaby," Eric Whitacre) piece of concert…
Descriptors: Musicians, College Students, Student Attitudes, Music Activities
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Wesolowski, Brian C. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable rating scale to assess jazz rhythm sections in the context of jazz big band performance. The research questions that guided this study included: (a) what central factors contribute to the assessment of a jazz rhythm section? (b) what items should be used to describe and assess a jazz…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Rating Scales, Music, Evaluation Methods
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Schneider Grings, Ana Francisca; Hentschke, Liane – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this research was to investigate the causes attributed by undergraduate music students to situations of failure and success in public music performance. Attributional Theory has been used in this research as the theoretical framework to understand how situations of success and failure are interpreted by the person of the activity.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music Education, Performance, Attribution Theory
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Gerling, Cristina C.; Dos Santos, Regina Antunes Teixeira – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This study investigated the routine procedures employed by nine undergraduate piano students at a Brazilian university while learning and performing memorized pieces and the procedures employed using Chaffin's performance cue (PC) protocols. The data were collected in two phases. In Phase I, each participant selected one piece that he or she had…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Undergraduate Students
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Meissner, Henrique – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This article presents findings from an action research project that investigated instrumental teachers' strategies for facilitating children's learning of expressive music performance. Nine teachers and 14 pupils (aged 9-15) participated in this project, which consisted of 10 weeks of teaching. At the beginning and end of this period pupils'…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Singing, Imagery
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Rose, Paige – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The purposes of this research were to discover the effects of manual (hand) and pedal (foot) movements, tempo, and gender on steady beat accuracy. Participants (N = 119) consisted of male (n = 63) and female (n = 56) kindergarten students randomly divided into two groups, counterbalanced with regard to school, homeroom, and gender. Participants…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Music Education, Motion, Gender Differences
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Price, Harry E.; Mann, Alison; Morrison, Steven J. – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This study continues research that examines effects that conductors have on the assessment of ensemble performances. The current study used the same four recordings orders of two strict and two expressive examples by two conductors with a single repeated recording used in previous research, but the participants were not music majors. In addition…
Descriptors: Musicians, Nonmajors, Art Expression, Evaluation
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Ranelli, Sonia; Smith, Anne; Straker, Leon – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
There is evidence supporting the social and cognitive benefits of music education. However aspects of music practice, such as an increase in frequency and intensity of practice, are associated with playing-related musculoskeletal problems in adult musicians, though with limited evidence in children. The aim of this study was to describe the music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Drills (Practice), Performance, Anxiety
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de Vries, Peter A. – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This case study focuses on generalist primary (elementary) school teachers teaching music in an Australian school. With the onus for teaching music moving away from the specialist music teacher to the generalist classroom teacher, this case study adds to a growing body of literature focusing on generalist primary school teachers and music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Teachers, Case Studies, Teacher Role
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