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Original article | TAY Journal 2023, Vol. 7(4) 873-901

Undergraduate Students in Vocational Music Education's Using Social Media to Improve their Instrument Playing Skills

Sami Emrah Gerekten, Emre Şengün, Erol Atmaca

pp. 873 - 901   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/tayjournal.2023.610.08   |  Manu. Number: tay journal.2023.051

Published online: October 30, 2023  |   Number of Views: 16  |  Number of Download: 169


The research is a mixed method study that aims to examine the utilisation of social media platforms by undergraduate vocational music education students to improve their instrumental skills from various aspects. The questionnaire form prepared by the researchers was used to collect the quantitative data obtained from the study group and the interview form prepared by the researchers was used to collect qualitative data. The data obtained in the study were analysed bidirectionally as quantitative and qualitative. The quantitative data analysis of the research was carried out by descriptive analysis method. The quantitative data obtained were presented with relevant frequency and percentage calculations. Qualitative data were analysed through content analysis. The data obtained after the analysis were presented to the reader as codes, categories and themes. In the study, quantitative data on the social media platforms that undergraduate students use predominantly when they turn to social media platforms with the motivation of improving their instrument playing skills, the distribution of the main factors in choosing these platforms, and the post owners they follow the most were accessed. In addition, qualitative findings were obtained regarding the reasons why students prefer social media platforms, their opinions on the advantages offered by these platforms, and the effective factors in choosing the music genres on the platforms. As a result of the study, it was seen that students used platforms effectively in developing their instrument playing skills and it was understood that they actively included the content on these platforms in their self-regulated learning processes.

Keywords: Social media, music education, instrument education, instrument playing, mixed method research

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Gerekten, S.E., Sengun, E. & Atmaca, E. (2023). Undergraduate Students in Vocational Music Education's Using Social Media to Improve their Instrument Playing Skills . TAY Journal, 7(4), 873-901. doi: 10.29329/tayjournal.2023.610.08

Gerekten, S., Sengun, E. and Atmaca, E. (2023). Undergraduate Students in Vocational Music Education's Using Social Media to Improve their Instrument Playing Skills . TAY Journal, 7(4), pp. 873-901.

Chicago 16th edition
Gerekten, Sami Emrah, Emre Sengun and Erol Atmaca (2023). "Undergraduate Students in Vocational Music Education's Using Social Media to Improve their Instrument Playing Skills ". TAY Journal 7 (4):873-901. doi:10.29329/tayjournal.2023.610.08.


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