A Lecture/Recital Demonstrating a Sequential, Standards-Based Action Research Project in Instrumental Chamber Music

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Tanya Edwards (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library
Valerie Austin

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to measure, compile, and assess information through an action research project regarding student change that focuses on intonation, balance, steady pulse, and musical styles of chamber music. The researcher has found that students who participated in chamber ensembles improved their musical skills in relation to intonation, balance, steady pulse and musical styles.This project consisted of several phases, including a chamber music action research project for eighth grade flute students from John Griffin Middle School. Four students were selected to participate in the action research project. The research was a sample of four middle school flute students. The reason there was a low percentage of flute students in the study was because in John Griffin Middle School many of the flute students enrolled in bad were involved in sports, academic clubs, and extra-curricular activities. The students were administered a written pre-test and post-test. The students were all within one year of the same chronological age, they possessed varying levels of musical experience and ability. The titles of the selections chosen were Gavotte by Frank Hafferty, and Angles We Have Heard on High by Rick Pierce. The ensemble created a different environment for the students since they were able to experience a wider range of musical timbre.

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Language: English
Date: 2008
Intonation, Musical Styles, Chamber Music, Chamber Ensembles, Flute Students, Middle School, John Griffin Middle School, Musical Timbre, Musicians,

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