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Musikelevers övningsstrategier: En observationsstudie av tre 18-åriga stråkelever
Örebro University, School of Music, Theatre and Art, Örebro University, Sweden.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to examine which strategies three 18-year-old string students (one violinist and two cellists) use when they practice on their own. The empirical data for the study come from six observations of the students’ practicing on certain pieces that were handed out to them. During the observations, the students filmed themselves, and no one else was present in the room during the practicing sessions. The observations were later transcribed and analyzed, which means that its contents were compared and contrasted to results of previous research in the field of practicing.

The results of this study show that all three participants first tried to gain an overview of the piece by playing it through from beginning to end. For the most part, the students played through longer parts of the music, but they also stopped to repeat single notes or half/whole bars. The students were also able to identify certain parts of the music that were more difficult. These parts received more work from the students and they repeated the difficult bars several times. What the students found difficult were for example fast passages, complicated rhythms, changing of position and intonation. The observations also show that only two of the students made musical interpretations while practicing. The students sometimes created their own exercises correlated to passages in the music that they practiced, which meant for example changing slurs or playing the melody together with an open string to sharpen the intonation. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 24 p.
Keyword [sv]
Music education, deliberate practice, teaching, feedback, interpretation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-28478ISRN: ORU-MHS/MUP-AY-2013/0009--SEOAI: diva2:614748
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Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-05-27 Created: 2013-03-26 Last updated: 2013-05-27Bibliographically approved

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