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Title: Concept teaching in instrumental music education: A literature review
Authors: Tan, Leonard Yuh Chaur
Keywords: Concept teaching
Instrumental music education
Time use in rehearsals
Rehearsal strategies
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Tan, L. (2017). Concept teaching in instrumental music education: A literature review. Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 35(2), 38-45.
Abstract: This article is a review of research literature on the teaching of concepts in instrumental music education. It is organized in four parts: (a) the value of concept teaching in large instrumental ensembles, (b) time spent teaching concepts during rehearsals, (c) approaches to concept teaching, and (d) implications for music education. Research indicates that there is value to teaching conceptually. Time invested into teaching concepts does not detract from performance goals; on the contrary, performance may be enhanced. Musical concepts may be taught via positive and negative instances of concepts, musical terms and descriptions, modeling, and musical literature. More research on concept teaching in instrumental music is warranted.
Description: This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. The published version is available online at
ISSN: 8755-1233 (print)
1945-0109 (online)
Other Identifiers: 10.1177/8755123315604455
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