Research Papers/Topics in Music Education

The Influence of Popular Music Among the Youth of Ngleshie Amanfro, Accra.

ABSTRACT Music can influence people’s culture and identities. Daily the Ghanaian youth listen to different types of music such as gospel, highlife, hip-life, jazz, reggae, hip-pop and rock. How do these diverse musical exposures affect their behavior, lifestyle and dress code? This study discussed the influence of popular music on the youth in the locality of Ngleshie Amanfro, Accra. The researcher specifically focused on gospel music, hip-life music (rap) and reggae music. The study also e...

The Use of Indigenous Ghanaian Elements in Contemporary Orchestral Music

ABSTRACT Intercultural composition is the style of composition that blends both western and non-western elements together. Although composition can be done for solo or various sections of instruments, the height of this praxis is ultimately that for orchestra. At the inception of the orchestral tradition in Ghana, mostly western pieces were performed for audiences. From a process that began with Phillip Gbeho, a few composers from Ghana like Kenn Kafui and Nicholas Nayo have composed for...

The Development and Contributions of Youth Choirs in Ghana

ABSTRACT The primary focus of this study is to examine the development and contributions of youth choirs in Ghana. The research seeks to attempt an in-depth study at the concept of the youth choir as an institution which came to the limelight of choral music industry about three decades ago. The acceptance of this youth choir system due to its economic boom in recent times has gained a maximum popularity as well as provided an avenue for both professional and unprofessional musicians but has ...

Defining Our Lives with Music: A Case Study of the Krobo Woman

ABSTRACT Throughout the years though enormous study has been done on the history and beads making of the Krobo’s, very little attention has been given to their music. The research focuses on the participation and perception of women in the production and performance of Klama music which is the traditional music genre found among the Krobo of Odumase in the Eastern Region of Ghana, and the Dangbe in general. My findings indicated that women are highly regarded in the Krobo society and t...

Socio – Cultural Significance Of Circumcision Songs Within A Changing Babukusu Community Of Bumula Division, South Bungoma District, Western Province Of Kenya

ABSTRACT This study investigated the socio-cultural significance of circumcision songs within a changing Babukusu community. Technological developments, growth of towns and industries have led to remarkable adjustments in the social behaviors and other ways of life of the Babukusu. These changes have given rise to new concerns and by extension to new compositions with new themes and even performance styles to suit the general trends which the general culture development follows. The Bab...

The Role Of Technology In Music Education: A Survey Of Computer Usage In Secondary Schools In Nairobi Province, Kenya

ABSTRACTToday‟s use of computer pervades all areas of our lives, including activities in institutions of learning. Beyond the very facility of computation, data management, word processing etc, computers have become essential in providing instructional effectiveness, planning, and generally challenging the learning environment. The application of computer technology in the field of education is rapidly gaining ground world over. The common modern technological tools available to music educa...

Art Music Contributions Inspired By Kenyan Folksong Repertoire: A Case Of Innovation Drawn From Samia Children Songs

ABSTRACTToday, influences such as globalization, urbanization and technology have led to fast-changing trends in music. Often, social occasions that were traditionally set apart with a view to learning and engaging with cultural activities such as children game songs and other types of songs have been replaced with other social activities such as media entertainment, sports, holiday travel and other contemporary activities. One of the negative outcomes of modernization and urbanization is tha...

The Role Of Traditional Music In Girls Alternative Rite Of Passage Among The Amiiru

ABSTRACT Female initiation involving genital mutilation has been used in many parts of the world as a rite of passage ritual for many years down the history of mankind. Apparently music is one of the prominent features of this rite in almost all the cultures in which it is practised. However, most countries have abandoned these cultural practices due to formal education, Christianity and other modern socio-economic changes. These changes have contributed greatly to changes in behavior a...

Exploring Alternative Strategies For Teaching Music Theory And Aurals To The Hearing Impaired Learners In Kakamega County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Education for all (EFA) is a global commitment established in the year 2000.Vision 2030 also advocates for Education as an important pillar in development. The Government of Kenya has introduced free and compulsory Education. Learners with hearing impairment (HI) however do not learn music as a subject. This study aimed at filling this gap by exploring strategies to be used to teach music to learners with HI. The objectives of the study were to: establish the challenges likely...

Structural processes in gabriel faures

CONTENTSChapter 1: Introduction1.1 General introduction 61.2 Glossary 14Chapter 2: Historical background2.1 French music leading up to Fauré 172.2 Gabriel Fauré (1845 1924) 252.3 The history of the nocturne 352.4 nocturnes 392.5 Fauré and the piano 40Chapter 3: Fauré and musical style3.1 General definitions 443.2 Style through the lens of musical parameters 453.3 Stylistic 493.4 The three-period stylistic model 633.5 The use of harmony as a structural device in music 81Chapter 4: Analysis...

Gender Involvement In Instrument Playing: A Case Study Of The Salvation Army Brass Band

BSTRACTThe major purpose for this study was to examine gender involvement in instrument playing in The Salvation Army church Brass Band. The research employed a case study in the qualitative form. The four corps Nkulumane, Mpopoma, Bulawayo Citadel and Bulawayo temple were chosen as the case study because the researcher attends church services at one of the corps. Interviews, questionnaires and participant observation were used to collect data. Collected data was presented in the form of grap...

A Collection Of Children’s Game Songs For Use In Teaching Of Recorder To Beginners

AbstractThe main purpose of this research was to identify and collect children‟s game songs that can be used to teach recorder to beginner students in primary schools of Zimbabwe. The research topic was necessitated by the advocacy of African pianism by professor Akin Euba of Nigeria. African pianism is a concept of using African oriented rhythms to teach the piano in an African way. The researcher saw a gap in using African play songs (in the context of Zimbabwean play songs) to teach the ...

We Were Robbed: Perceptions and Views of Zimbabwe Research Informants on Etic and Emic Researchers Ethics in The Field

AbstractResearch informant i interacted with during field work for my doctoral studies entitled continuity and change in mbira DzaVadzimu music and performance practice in Zimbabwe have complained about the way some researcher both within and outside zimbabwe conduct their reseach.they claimed that some of the researcher did not observe ethical issue thus robbing them of thier rights and knowledge.


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