Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning

2012 Edition
| Editors: Norbert M. Seel

Instrumental Learning in Music Education

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_1098



Instrumental learning in music education refers to any musical learning situation in which musical instruments are the primary medium of music making. However, vocal exercises may be used as a tool to improve instrumental learning. Instrumental learning in music education includes one-on-one instruction, small-group instruction, or large-group instruction, which may include as many as hundreds of students in an ensemble, such as a marching band in the United States. Instrumental learning may take place in or outside of school. Common Western instruments taught include keyboard instruments, such as piano, accordion, or organ; strings, such as violin, viola, cello, string bass, guitar, and harp; wind instruments, such as recorder, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba; and percussion instruments, such as snare drum, drum...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Music Education Research, School of MusicMUS 101, College of The Arts, University of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Department of MusicUniversity of EvansvilleEvansvilleUSA