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Wolfe, Jocelyn – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Metaphors are an important linguistic device that can enable music teachers to explain expressive performance features in a way that makes sense to their students. This study extends the limited literature on the application of metaphors within advanced music instruction, providing new insights into the nature and function of metaphor in the way…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Figurative Language, Advanced Students
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Costa, Jorge Alexandre; Cruz, Ana Isabel; Mota, Graça – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
In this article, we present part of the results from a wide-ranging research study addressing "Orquestra Geração" (OG), a "Sistema"-like project set up in Portugal in 2007. "Orquestra Geração" strives to bring about, through collective musical practices, the social inclusion and social mobility of children and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Music Activities, Musicians
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Odendaal, Albi – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Perceptual Learning Style theory (PLS) claims that the presentation of information in either a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic format will improve the learning of selected individuals due to the dominance of one or more modality in their information gathering. The modality dominance of six Western classical pianists in higher music education was…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Dobos, Bianka; Piko, Bettina F.; Kenny, Dianna T. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Although music performance anxiety (MPA) is a common problem, there are only a few studies on this subject in Hungary. In this article, we investigate the underlying socio-demographic and psychological factors related to music performance anxiety. The sample consisted of musicians (N = 100; aged between 15-35 years) who were studying or had…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Music, Performance, Psychological Patterns
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Cheng, Lee – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
The laptop ensemble is a platform that has recently been made possible by computer technology that enables individuals to perform music collaboratively. Research in this area has largely focused on the performance aspects, with very few studies focusing on the development of musical competency through participation in a laptop ensemble. This…
Descriptors: Music, Competence, Laptop Computers, Foreign Countries
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Garrett, Bethan – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
The motivation of teachers represents an emergent area of research within psychology, where the complex and fluid nature of practitioner engagement is increasingly recognised. Underpinned by psycho-social theories, this article explores the potential of socially-situated structures and processes to develop and maintain generalist teachers'…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Participation
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Lorenzo de Reizábal, Margarita; Benito Gómez, Manuel – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Self-observation has proven to be a powerful medium for personal and professional growth and development. This research makes use of self-observation through video to determine the latent structure that underlies the gestures to be learned and mastered by orchestra conducting students. Exploratory Factorial Analysis (EFA) techniques have been…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musicians, Nonverbal Communication
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Kenny, Ailbhe – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
This article examines the musical lives of children of asylum seekers living under direct provision in Ireland. Direct Provision is a controversial state system of communal housing for asylum seekers while they wait for their refugee applications to be processed. One third of all asylum seekers living under Direct Provision in Ireland are…
Descriptors: Refugees, Foreign Countries, Children, Music Activities
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Jeppsson, Cecilia; Lindgren, Monica – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
This article explores the social stratification of the Swedish Community School of Music and Arts, which offers voluntary extra-curricular arts education to children in Sweden, and children's experiences of attending the school. A survey was executed where sixth-graders in Sweden were asked about their experiences of the school and about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Extracurricular Activities, Grade 6
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Barrett, Margaret S.; Flynn, Libby Maree; Welch, Graham F. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
There is a growing body of evidence that early engagement in active music-making impacts beneficially on children's wider development. Recent research indicates that individual and shared music-making in family settings contributes to positive parenting practices and identity development in young children. Children who participate in shared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Early Childhood Education, Music Activities
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Tai, Dianne M.; Phillipson, Shane N.; Phillipson, Sivanes – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
Many Hong Kong Chinese parents believe that music training enhances the academic achievement of their children. The current study investigates the relationship between the extent and outcome of students' music training, their perceptions of the value of the subjects they study and their academic achievement. A total of 286 students in Primary 4, 5…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Joseph, Dawn; Southcott, Jane – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
In Australia and across the globe music participation by older people active in the community has the potential to enhance quality of life. A recent review of the literature found clear evidence of numerous benefits from participation in active music making that encompass the social, physical and psychological. This article reports on five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Music Activities, Singing
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Kuuse, Anna-Karin – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
Following a music philosophy debate deriving from the 1990s, this article puts the extra-musical and social outcomes of situated music educational practices at the fore. The Swedish replica of the choir and orchestra school El Sistema, a programme globally asserting social change and social impact, appeared useful for elaborating such outcomes in…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Social Change, Musical Instruments
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Bartolome, Sarah J. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the culture of choral singing among children and youth in Pretoria East, South Africa. The philosophical underpinnings of the choirs, the roles of choirs within local and national communities, and the perceived values and benefits of participation were examined. This collective case study required the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Activities, Competition
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Adams, Dylan; Beauchamp, Gary – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
There has been increasing interest in the educational value of outdoor learning around the world and in the United Kingdom. This is reflected in the statutory curricula of each country. At present, however, there has been little research into the potential of music-making in the outdoors. This study investigated how changing the physical location…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Music
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