The Development of an Intonation Skills Unit in a Middle School Instrumental Program

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Rebecca M. Bryant (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Janita Byars

Abstract: This study addresses the question of how intonation can be taught effectively in middle school bands. Introducing intonation to middle school band students has often posed a problem for middle school band directors. Many directors wait until high school. This study documents, through assessments conducted during an action research project, the degree to which young instrumentalists are capable of improving this skill. This study has recorded and demonstrated how a teacher can introduce intonation skills within a teaching unit to support student success. The creation of an accompanying teacher review packet with student handbooks and the implementation of a peer-review process are included in this study. Each of the project components focuses on the terminology and processes for tuning each instrument group.

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Language: English
Date: 2006
Middle School Bands, Intonation, Middle School Band Directors, Instrumentalists, Intonation Skills, Tuning, Instrument Group,

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