Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa

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Determining suitable pedagogical approaches to the application of voce chiusa and the zygomatic arch

Melindie Pretorius


The purpose of this pilot action research study was to document the process of choosing a suitable pedagogical approach that best fits a participant. Three pedagogical approaches as described by Ware were chosen: mechanistic, holistic and eclectic (a combination of mechanistic and holistic). Results indicated that each participant had a different preference for a teaching approach; however, there was a tendency among the participant towards preferring a combined teaching approach. Participants were not consistently fixed in their preference for a certain approach. The researcher had to be adaptable to the learning preference, mood and personality of each participant.

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