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Millican, Si – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Rawlings recommended that music teachers should select pieces for large-ensemble adjudicated events that not only challenge student musicians but also help ensure student success and promote a positive experience preparing for and participating in the event. Ideally, the selections should balance the strengths of the ensemble with the challenges…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musicians, Musical Instruments
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Noon, Christian M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Conducting courses are a common component of undergraduate instrumental music education programs. The experiences students have in those courses vary across and sometimes within institutions. This variation is due to many factors including choice of instructional materials and sequences, as well as whether textbooks or other instructional…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Music
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Taft, Seth A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Composition is a natural human activity that can both support other music instruction and help students develop creativity that is applicable to their extramusical endeavors. It also constitutes a major strand within national and state music standards. However, it is not consistently taught in ensemble classrooms, which are often students' only…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Musicians, Creativity
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Freer, Patrick K. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
This research-to-resource article reports pedagogical implications of several types of research literature. This literature collectively focuses on boys' adolescent development, with specific attention to psychological and sociological implications on the teaching of vocal technique during the period of voice change. From this foundation, the…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Music Education, Males
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Draves, Tami J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this research was to investigate the experiences of instrumental music teachers in Designing Arts Instruction, a 4-day professional development course in a large urban school district. Specifically, I was interested in which activities participants (a) found most relevant and applicable to their current teaching situation, (b)…
Descriptors: Music Techniques, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Ward, Justin P.; Hancock, Carl B. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the warm-ups chosen by concert band directors participating in state-level performance assessments. We observed 29 middle and high school bands and coded the frequency and duration of warm-up activities and behaviors. Results indicated that most bands rehearsed music and played scales, long tones, and…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Performance Based Assessment, Secondary Education, Timed Tests
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Riley, Holly; MacLeod, Rebecca B.; Libera, Matthew – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The primary purpose of this study was to examine the potential of LOw LAtency (LOLA), a low latency audio visual technology designed to allow simultaneous music performance, as a distance learning tool for musical styles in which synchronous playing is an integral aspect of the learning process (e.g., jazz, folk styles). The secondary purpose was…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Distance Education, Audiovisual Aids
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Silvey, Brian A.; Baumgartner, Christopher M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine undergraduate conductors' and conducting teachers' perceptions about basic conducting efficacy. At the beginning and end of the semester, undergraduate students (N = 19) enrolled in a basic conducting course (a) were surveyed about the importance of certain skills necessary for being an effective conductor…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Music, Music Education
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Silvey, Brian A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
Music education researchers and conducting pedagogues have identified numerous behaviors that contribute to increased verbal and nonverbal teaching effectiveness of conductors on the podium. This article is a review of literature concerning several conductor behaviors that may (a) increase the effectiveness of rehearsals, (b) enhance the…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Drills (Practice), Musicians
Buonviri, Nathan O. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
Based on the needs for viable melodic dictation strategies and thoughtful approaches to teaching prerequisite skills, the central research question guiding this qualitative study was as follows: What strategies do dictation takers describe having used on successfully completing a standard melodic dictation? Six sophomore music majors, recommended…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students
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Juchniewicz, Jay; Kelly, Steven N.; Acklin, Amy I. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the rehearsal characteristics of "superior" middle and high school band directors. A total of 131 respondents from Florida, Kentucky, and North Carolina who received a "superior" rating for 4 out of the past 5 years, completed an open-ended essay question online asking them to…
Descriptors: Musicians, Drills (Practice), Music Education, Best Practices
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Baker, Wilbur R., Jr. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to analyze SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) vocal jazz octavos (N = 150) from three publishers in an effort to (a) identify the most prolific arrangers/composers, (b) cite improvisation opportunities, (c) document publisher improvisation markings, (d) indicate repeated titles, (e) identify most popular styles, and…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Creative Activities, Music Education
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Enloe, Loraine D. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2011
Woodwind methods classes are where most teachers learn the basics of woodwind embouchure and tone production. Woodwind methods texts and beginning band methods disagree on clarinet embouchure. One cannot readily reduce any embouchure to one or two attributes; however, clarinet teachers and band directors often disagree about whether the corners of…
Descriptors: Musicians, Musical Instruments, Music Techniques, Music Education
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Stambaugh, Laura A.; Demorest, Steven M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2010
The effects of three practice schedules on beginning instrumental achievement were explored. A total of 19 seventh-grade clarinet and saxophone students completed one 18-minute practice session using either a blocked schedule causing a low level of cognitive (contextual) interference, a hybrid schedule causing a moderate level of interference, or…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Techniques, Scheduling, Drills (Practice)
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Byo, James L.; Cassidy, Jane W. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2008
The purpose of this study is to obtain survey and observation data concerning music education majors' practice room behavior. A survey provided opportunity for participants ( n = 38) to articulate techniques they used in practice. An observation component (n = 9) provided a view of the use of these techniques in actual practice. All participants…
Descriptors: Music Education, Majors (Students), Music, Drills (Practice)