Publication Date

2018-04-10

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2018-04-10

Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Studio Music and Jazz (Music)

Date of Defense

2018-03-26

First Committee Member

John Daversa

Second Committee Member

Dante Luciani

Third Committee Member

Brian Lynch

Fourth Committee Member

Timothy Conner

Abstract

This essay provides a review of concepts and findings from recent research in the psychology of expertise that are relevant to the unique difficulties of jazz trombone practice. An adapted framework is developed based on deliberate practice and motivation psychology concepts to help jazz trombonists and teachers design an effective, organized, and personalized system for skill development. This framework is applied in the creation of a syllabus for an undergraduate jazz trombone studio.

Keywords

trombone; jazz; practice; music; syllabus

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