Research Papers/Topics in Music Education

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.

A Collection And Transcription Of Chishawasha Songs Of The Roman Catholic Church Mass.

ABSTRACTThe major purpose for this study was to collect and transcribe Chishawasha songs of the RomanCatholic Church in Zimbabwe for preservation and later use in the church. The researchemployed a case study in the qualitative form. St Theresa Roman Catholic Church Cathedral inGweru was chosen as the case study because that is where the researcher attends Mass. Face toface interviews and participant observation was used to collect data. Collected data waspresented in the form of music scores...

Zimbabwean Societal Perceptions Of The Depiction Of Women In Matavire’s Two Love Songs

ABSTRACTThe main purpose of this research was to establish the Zimbabwean societal perceptions of the depiction of women in Matavire’s two love songs. The researcher had to interview respondents to get their views on how Paul Matavire’s music depict women. A qualitative content analysis was used to gather data. The study showed that women are portrayed in various ways. They are subjected to naming, demeaning words, sexual objectifications and considered weak. It also emerged that while Pa...

Developing the skill of note interpretation in choral music-an action research carried out with the Masvingo Teachers College Choir

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to develop the skill of note interpretation in choral music. The research was qualitative in nature which prompted the researcher to use an Action Research as there was a problem which she wanted to solve. The focal point was on three research questions which the researcher formulated. Observations were done to identify where most choirs fail when interpreting notes in choral music. Questionnaires and interviews were administered to the choir coordinator ...

An Appraisal Of Rodwell Samkange A Choral Composer In Zimbabwe

ABSTRACTThe study focused on the factors that inspired Rodwell Samkange to engage on the journey of choral composing and factors that influenced his style of composing. It aimed at analysing three of the composer‟s repertoires which are Zvainge Pane chakatigara, Zimbabwe yakanaka and Pvumvu. The study sought to analyse the three pieces looking closely at the taxonomies of music used. Data was extracted through interviews and content analysis. The sample size was taken from all the music pie...


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