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Kallio, Alexis A.; Westerlund, Heidi – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Cambodia's recent history of conflict and political instability has resulted in a recognized need to recover, regenerate, preserve and protect the nation's cultural heritage. Many education programmes catering for disadvantaged youth have implemented traditional Khmer music and dance lessons, suggesting that these programmes share the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Conflict, Political Issues
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Thorgersen, Cecilia Ferm; Johansen, Geir; Juntunen, Marja-Leena – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
In this study we investigated the visions of 12 music teacher educators who teach pedagogical courses called instrumental pedagogy and classroom music pedagogy in three music academies in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The data were collected through individual, semi-structured qualitative interviews. Drawing on Hammerness' concept of "teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Musical Instruments
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Varvarigou, Maria – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This article explores cooperative learning in choral conducting education. The five characteristics of cooperative learning identified by Adams and Hamm ((1996). "Cooperative learning: Critical thinking and collaboration across the curriculum" (2nd ed.). Springfield, IL: Charles Thomas Publishers): positive interdependence; face-to-face…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Music Education, Singing, Critical Thinking
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Liao, Mei-Ying; Davidson, Jane W. – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The main purpose of the current study was to examine the effects of gesture and movement training for beginning children's choirs with regard to improving intonation. It was a between-subjects design with one independent variable Training Technique (TT). One dependent variable was measured: intonation in the singing of vocal pattern warm-up…
Descriptors: Music Education, Nonverbal Communication, Motion, Singing
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Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary; Varvarigou, Maria; Gaunt, Helena – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Although there is now an accepted need for initiatives that support older people's well-being, little attention has been paid to the role of those facilitating such activities. This research explored the benefits and challenges for those working in facilitating musical activities with older people. The research was undertaken at three UK case…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Music Activities, Motivation, Barriers
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Carlson, Alexandra – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Venezuela's youth symphony program, the Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar, commonly referred to as "El Sistema," combines musical achievement with learning important life skills through orchestral practice and performance. Although the history most commonly reported outside Venezuela is of the program's director, José Antonio Abreu,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Cooperation
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Virkkula, Esa – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The present article will examine informal learning in popular and jazz music education in Finland and evaluate it as a part of formal upper secondary vocational musicians' training, which is typically teacher directed. It is not necessarily the best model of working in popular and jazz music learning, which has traditionally benefitted from…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Workshops, Informal Education
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Barnes, Gail V.; DeFreitas, Aureo; Grego, John – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine whether individuals' perceptions of parental involvement and home environment in music vary with nationality (Brazil/United States) and time frame (past/current). Past and current students from selected community music programs in the United States and Brazil completed the PI-HEM (Parental Involvement and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Family Environment, Music Education
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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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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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Cassidy, Jane W.; Schlegel, Amanda L. – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the role initial attack and expertise play in the identification of instrumental tones. A stimulus CD was made of 32 excerpts of instrumental tones. Sixteen possible combinations of the variables of initial attack (present or absent), expertise (beginner versus professional), and timbre (flute, clarinet,…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Identification, College Students, Music Education
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Flach, Nanke; Timmermans, Anneke; Korpershoek, Hanke – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This study investigates the relationship between the design of written music and the number of mistakes dyslexic and non-dyslexic children make in reading music is investigated in this study. Previous research shows that children with dyslexia experience difficulties with reading music, especially discerning pitch. Common mistakes of dyslexic…
Descriptors: Music, Readability, Dyslexia, Children
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Lee, Angela – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This study explores the efficacy of using musical activities to enhance the character aspect of education of preschoolers in a Taiwanese school setting. The Taiwanese educational authority stipulates that character development activities should focus on the core values of caring, respect, courage, honesty, responsibility, and cooperation.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Music Education, Integrated Activities
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Parkinson, Tom – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This article offers a model to assist music teachers in reflecting on their teaching practice in relation to their aims and values. Initially developed as a workshop aid for use on a music education MA program, the model is intended to provoke critical engagement with two prominent tensions in music education: that between mastery and enjoyment,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Singing, Musical Instruments
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Rakena, Te Oti; Airini,; Brown, Deidre – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This study applied a cultural lens to the "expert-novice dyad" (Kennell, 2002, p. 243) and explored the learning experiences of indigenous minorities studying in this context. The purpose of this study was to gather narratives that reflected the nature of teaching practices in the one-to-one studio context. The resulting data presented…
Descriptors: Music Education, Minority Group Students, Individual Instruction, Learning Experience
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