MENC Handbook of Research Methodologies

Author: Richard Colwell Professor of Music Education University of Illinois (Emeritus)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195189450
Release Date: 2006-01-27
Genre: Reference

Combining key selections from the classic MENC Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning (Schirmer, 1992) and the widely acclaimed New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning (Oxford, 2002), the MENC Handbook of Research Methodologies presents comprehensive coverage of the most important issues in music education research in a handy and accessible format. A distinguished team of internationally recognized experts offers cogent and concise insights that provide readers with up-to-date information and references. The volume covers the most important topics in this field, including the role of research in music education, philosophical, historical, qualitative, and quantitative research, as well as assessment and its relationship to research. Practical and affordable, this volume will prove essential for students and scholars of music education. It is both an excellent starting point for those looking to gain an orientation to the field, and an up-to-date reference guide to the most effective strategies for experienced researchers, instructors, and pedagogues.

MENC Handbook of Research Methodologies

Author: Richard Colwell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199724413
Release Date: 2006-02-23
Genre: Music

Combining key selections from the classic MENC Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning (Schirmer, 1992) and the widely acclaimed New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning (Oxford, 2002), the MENC Handbook of Research Methodologies presents comprehensive coverage of the most important issues in music education research in a handy and accessible format. A distinguished team of internationally recognized experts offers cogent and concise insights that provide readers with up-to-date information and references. The volume covers the most important topics in this field, including the role of research in music education, philosophical, historical, qualitative, and quantitative research, as well as assessment and its relationship to research. Practical and affordable, this volume will prove essential for students and scholars of music education. It is both an excellent starting point for those looking to gain an orientation to the field, and an up-to-date reference guide to the most effective strategies for experienced researchers, instructors, and pedagogues.

MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning Volume 1 Strategies

Author: Richard Colwell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199813582
Release Date: 2011-10-26
Genre: Reference

The MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning, Volume 1: Strategies brings together the best and most current research on methods for music learning, focusing squarely on the professions empirical and conceptual knowledge of how students gain competence in music at various ages and in different contexts. The collection of chapters, written by the foremost figures active in the field, takes a broad theoretical perspective on current, critical areas of research, including music development, music listening and reading, motivation and self-regulated learning in music, music perception, and movement. The books companion volume, Applications, builds an extensive and solid position of practice upon the frameworks and research presented here. Throughout both volumes in this essential set, focus is placed on the musical knowledge and musical skills needed to perform, create, understand, reflect on, enjoy, value, and respond to music. A key point of emphasis rests on the relationship between music learning and finding meaning in music, and as music technology plays an increasingly important role in learning today, chapters move beyond exclusively formal classroom instruction into other forms of systematic learning and informal instruction. Either individually or paired with its companion Volume 2: Applications, this indispensable overview of this growing area of inquiry will appeal to students and scholars in Music Education, as well as front-line music educators in the classroom.

MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning

Author: Richard Colwell
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780195386677
Release Date: 2011-11-23
Genre: Education

This Handbook summarizes the latest research on music learning consisting of new topics and up-dates from the New Handbook of Music Teaching and Learning (Oxford, 2002). Chapters are written by expert researchers in music teaching and learning, creating research summaries that will be useful for practitioners as well as beginning and advanced researchers.

MENC Handbook of Musical Cognition and Development

Author: Richard Colwell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198040781
Release Date: 2006-02-23
Genre: Music

Answering fundamental questions about musical preference, ability, and communication, the field of Musical Cognition and Development is critical to the understanding of how music is processed, grasped, and learned. Drawn from the widely acclaimed New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning (Oxford, 2002), the MENC Handbook of Musical Cognition and Development covers the latest theoretical and practical techniques that explain meaning and understanding in music. A distinguished team of internationally recognized experts offers cogent and concise insights providing readers up-to-date information and references. The volume covers the most important topics in this field, including skill development in music performance, research on communicating music expressiveness, the neurobiology of music, the cognitive constraints in the listening process, and music and medicine as applied to neuroscience. Practical and affordable, this volume will prove essential for students and scholars of music education and the psychology of music. It is both an excellent starting point for those looking to gain an orientation to the field, and an up-to-date presentation of the most recent research findings for experienced researchers, instructors, and pedagogues.

The New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning

Author: Richard Colwell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195138849
Release Date: 2002-04-18
Genre: Education

The original Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning was published in 1992 by Schirmer Books with the sponsorship of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) and was hailed as "a welcome addition to the literature on music education because it serves to provide definition and unity to a broad and complex field" (Choice). This new companion volume, again with the sponsorship of the MENC, will take into account the significant changes in musiceducation in the intervening years. This second volume involves the profession's ...

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Music Education

Author: Ana Lucía Frega
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780195394733
Release Date: 2012-05-25
Genre: Education

In The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Music Education, editors Wayne D. Bowman and Ana Lucia Frega have drawn together a variety of philosophical perspectives from the profession's most exciting scholars from all over the world. Rather than relegating philosophical inquiry to moot questions and abstract situations, the contributors to this volume address everyday concerns faced by music educators everywhere. Emphasizing clarify, fairness, rigor, and utility above all, The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Music Education will challenge music educators all over the world to make their own decisions and ultimately contribute to the conversation themselves.

Jazz Pedagogy

Author: J. Richard Dunscomb
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 0757991254
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Music

A comprehensive guide that opens the doors to the world of jazz education. Find practical solutions to challenges such as the jazz concept, understanding the rhythm section, jazz improvisation and jazz styles, including a great section on Latin jazz. This innovative, one-of-a-kind handbook incorporates the Web as an ongoing resource tool that provides the ultimate in reference information. The included DVD presents over three hours of audio/video demonstrations of rehearsal techniques, how to really teach jazz improvisation, and how to understand and improve the rhythm section. An essential addition to every library and/or jazz pedagogy class.

Empirical Musicology

Author: Eric Clarke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195167498
Release Date: 2004-09-02
Genre: Music

Rather than advocating a new kind of musicology, 'Empirical Musicology' aims to provide a practical guide to empirical approaches that are ready for incorporation into the contemporary musicologist's toolkit.

Building Strong Music Programs

Author: Charlene Ryan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781607091219
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

While program building is an essential, time-consuming part of every music teacher's job, students are rarely prepared for it. Ryan covers issues important to student teachers, new teachers, teachers changing schools, and teachers looking to rejuvenate their existing programs.

Teaching Beginning Guitar Class

Author: Bill Swick
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190661922
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Music

As guitar instruction increases in popularity in secondary schools, many band, choir, and orchestra teachers are asked to teach guitar. In one helpfully concise volume, Teaching Beginning Guitar Class: A Practical Guide provides all of the practical tools that are necessary to teach guitar in the classroom, especially for music instructors who are not guitar specialists. Formatted to follow the school year from summer planning to opening weeks of the fall semester to a week-to-week timeline for the full school year, Teaching Beginning Guitar Class encompasses all possible needs for a non-guitar playing music instructor navigating the world of guitar instruction in a classroom setting. In twelve expertly organized chapters, author and veteran guitar teacher Bill Swick gives hard and fast guides for instruction, providing reassurance alongside invaluable tips for novice guitar educators. This book addresses questions such as 'I Do Not Play Guitar, Why Do I have to Teach Guitar?'; 'What is the Classroom Lifespan of a Guitar?'; and 'New Students in January?' while also providing practical solutions including basic setup, how to select the correct method book, and equipment maintenance.

Music in Everyday Life

Author: Tia DeNora
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052162732X
Release Date: 2000-06-08
Genre: Music

The power of music to influence mood, create scenes, routines and occasions is widely recognised and this is reflected in a strand of social theory from Plato to Adorno that portrays music as an influence on character, social structure and action. There have, however, been few attempts to specify this power empirically and to provide theoretically grounded accounts of music's structuring properties in everyday experience. Music in Everyday Life uses a series of ethnographic studies - an aerobics class, karaoke evenings, music therapy sessions and the use of background music in the retail sector - as well as in-depth interviews to show how music is a constitutive feature of human agency. Drawing together concepts from psychology, sociology and socio-linguistics it develops a theory of music's active role in the construction of personal and social life and highlights the aesthetic dimension of social order and organisation in late modern societies.