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A Case for Action Research: Strategies for Rehearsal Effectiveness

Conference Proceedings: A Musical Odyssey; a Journey of Discovery in Music Education

Abstract: One of the most important activities in secondary school music is the ensemble, which allows students to practise the skills and knowledge learned in the classroom or instrumental lesson. The impact that this experience can have on students means that careful consideration should go into every school ensemble. This paper utilises action research methodology in applying strategies for a more effective ensemble rehearsal. The study was conducted with a secondary school concert band and its director. The group implemented four different strategies over a 12-week period. Post research statements from the group members revealed that the action research process had been a positive experience. The issue that was raised by the group had been effectively dealt with by using strategies chosen and implemented by the group during the research period.

To cite this article: Ong, Eugenie and Yourn, Belinda. A Case for Action Research: Strategies for Rehearsal Effectiveness [online]. In: Rosevear, Jenny (Editor); Bourne, Warren (Editor). Conference Proceedings: A Musical Odyssey; a Journey of Discovery in Music Education. Adelaide: Australian Society for Music Education, 2001: 178-188. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=044526522330129;res=IELHSS> ISBN: 0957741324. [cited 01 Sep 16].

Personal Author: Ong, Eugenie; Yourn, Belinda; Source: In: Rosevear, Jenny (Editor); Bourne, Warren (Editor). Conference Proceedings: A Musical Odyssey; a Journey of Discovery in Music Education. Adelaide: Australian Society for Music Education, 2001: 178-188. Document Type: Conference Paper, Research ISBN: 0957741324 Subject: Music--Performance; Instrumental music--Instruction and study; Music rehearsals; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) ACT Instrumental Music Program
(2) University of Western Australia

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection