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Strategies students adopted when learning to play an improvised blues in an e-learning environment

Seddon, F. A. and Biasutti, M. (2010) Strategies students adopted when learning to play an improvised blues in an e-learning environment. Journal of Research in Music Education. 58(2), pp. 147-167. 0022-4294.

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Abstract: In this investigative study, the authors sought to reveal the learning strategies adopted by participants as they learned to play a 12-bar improvised blues with both hands together on a musical keyboard in an e-learning environment. There were 3 participants, 2 female and 1 male. Participants’ average age was 21 years. They worked individually in an e-learning environment with the assistance of “Blues Activities” text and supporting audio material. A remote facilitator was available via e-mail to provide advice, support, and encouragement during and after each of the learning sessions. Video observation techniques were employed, and a coding scheme emerged via a qualitative analysis procedure. A time analysis of the video data based on the emergent coding scheme revealed the percentages of time participants spent in five distinct learning activities, which were interpreted as instruction, copying,practicing, playing, and evaluating. The findings of the current study provide an insight into the learning strateges adopted by these 3 participants in this particular learning situation and provide empirical support for theories of learning to play by ear proposed in prior research reviewed in this article
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-learning, improvisation, blues, learning strategies
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature on music > ML3469 Popular music > ML3521 Blues
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1028.43 Computers in education. Web-based instruction. Educational technology
Creators: Seddon, Frederick A and Biasutti, Michele
Publisher: Sage
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities
Date: July 2010
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 147-167
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Research in Music Education
Volume: 58
Number: 2
Language: English
ISSN: 0022-4294
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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