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Attitudes and Perspectives of Pre-College Guitar Students: A Study to Help Explain Difficulty with Note-Reading in Class Guitar

Abstract This study examined attitudes and perspectives of classroom guitar students toward the reading of staff notation in music. The purpose of this qualitative research was to reveal these perceptions in the student's own words, and compare them to those of orchestra and band students of comparable experience. Forty-seven students from four suburban middle and high schools on the east coast were selected through purposeful sampling techniques. Research instruments included a Musical Background Questionnaire and a thirty-five question Student Survey. Follow-up interviews were conducted with students to clarify or expound upon collected data. Guitar, orchestra, and band teachers were interviewed in order to provide their perspectives on the is... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Ward, Stephen Michael (Author) / Koonce, Frank (Advisor) / Schmidt, Margaret (Advisor) / Buck, Nancy (Committee member) / Rogers, Rodney (Committee member) / Mclin, Katherine (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Music Education / Guitar / Note Reading / Secondary Education
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 168 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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