Discovery, video self-confrontation, and intervention as a means to improve quality of individual instrumental practice

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Show simple item record Brecht-Haddad, Daniel Nagib 2017-04-18T14:35:46Z 2017-04-18T14:35:46Z 2017-05-01 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research is to discover influences that guide practice habits of collegiate instrumental music students, explore student self-discovery of practice needs, and create strategies that can be used to improve the quality of students’ individual music practice. To best address these intentions, three unique yet sequential studies were implemented. The Discovery study focused on the uncovering prior experiences that shaped students’ practice habits before entering college to get an idea of how current practice habits were formed. The Video Self-Confrontation study had participants watch a video recording of a practice sessions to address possible gaps between their perception and the reality of their practice habits. The video self-confrontation prompted discussion about possibilities for enhanced practice skills. The Intervention study expanded upon information from previous studies to develop and administer personalized interventions designed to address weaknesses and identify effect on participants’ practice habits. Independent practice, the time after instruction when a student works toward mastery of skills or concepts, is widely recognized as a critical component of improvement in the performance music. These studies aim to help bridge the gap between practice theories and optimal experiences. These studies explored elements related to practice behavior. Because each person had unique experiences and diverse ways to describe their experiences, a methodology for each study was required that allowed for structured data collection and organization. As such, the constructivist paradigm supported these studies.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Practice en_US
dc.subject Practice habits en_US
dc.subject Practice strategies en_US
dc.subject Deliberate practice en_US
dc.subject Video self-confrontation en_US
dc.title Discovery, video self-confrontation, and intervention as a means to improve quality of individual instrumental practice en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department Department of Curriculum and Instruction en_US
dc.description.advisor Frederick Burrack en_US 2017 en_US May en_US

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