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Anderson, William Todd – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of mindful listening instruction on music listening sensitivity and music listening enjoyment. A pretest--posttest control group design was used. Participants, fourth-grade students (N = 42) from an elementary school in a large city in the Northeastern United States, were randomly assigned to two…
Descriptors: Music, Listening, Music Education, Listening Skills
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Vasil, Martina – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate fourth-grade students' extrinsic motivators for joining and continuing in a school instrumental music program. Three research questions were investigated: (a) What extrinsic motivators have influenced fourth-grade students' initial interest and continuing participation in an instrumental music program?…
Descriptors: Music Education, Enrollment, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Mason, Emily – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2010
Research investigating music textbook series is limited and has primarily focused on series no longer in publication, on two grade levels, and/or on limited cultures. The purpose of this study is to examine what countries are and have been represented in current music textbook series. Additional questions in the study pertain to frequency and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Textbooks, Textbook Evaluation
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Paul, Phyllis M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2009
This study, which is a replication and extension of earlier research by Paul, examines the correspondence of perceived aesthetic experiences between musicians, in the present investigation, and children, from Paul's previous experiment. As did fourth-grade students (N = 60) in Paul's earlier study, 56 adult musicians listened to Rachmaninoff's…
Descriptors: Musicians, Correlation, Music Education, Aesthetics
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Siebenaler, Dennis – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2008
This study examines students' attitudes toward singing and choir participation related to gender, age, and ethnic background. It also looks at attitudes toward recordings from basal music series that are designed to provide an appropriate model and to encourage singing. Participants (N = 249) were third to fifth graders enrolled in two public…
Descriptors: Music, Singing, Student Attitudes, Grade 5