International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Problems and Solution Suggestions to Challenges Music Teacher Candidates Face within "Application of Pedalling" Phase in Romantic Period Piano Works
Lect. Sinan TÜFEKCİ, Prof. Dr. Sibel Karakelle

The aim of the study is to determine the problems encountered by music teacher candidates in piano education who attend to Department of Music Education in Turkey in Undergraduate III and IV levels, in terms of application of pedalling in the Romantic Period piano works and to offer solutions for the findings obtained. During the data collection phase of the study, music teacher candidates have been asked to write a composition on the problems they had experienced with the application of pedalling in the Romantic period piano works through the forum created on the Internet environment. Compositions were assessed and an item pool has been established for the questionnaire to be used in the study. The item pool was expanded following the research conducted on the body of literature related to the subject. The questionnaire created was applied 462 Undergraduate music teacher candidates studying piano in nine universities. In the analysis of the data, Mann Whitney U, Kruskal Wallis test and Chi-square test were used for nonparametric tests for identified sub-problem using SPSS (The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) 20 package program; Frequency (f), Percentage (%) are used from Descriptive Statistics.

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