A exploração da música corporal enquanto força motivadora para a aprendizagem da disciplina de percussão

  • Eduardo Luís Martins Fernandes (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The Pedagogical Intervention Project (P.I.P.) had as its main objective to understand how body music is a motivating pedagogical practice for the learning of music. It was designed and developed for the Department of Artistic Education Services / Conservatory - Professional School of Arts in Madeira (DSEA/CEPAM), in the discipline of Percussion, for two groups of students aged between eleven and sixteen years old. The investigation was based on the definition of the concept of body music, according to musicians who use this concept directly in their musical and pedagogical practice, motivation as an intrinsic human need, fundamental for music teaching, and the pedagogical methodologies that value the body as a fundamental part for children's learning and musicalization, placing empiricism as the basis for the construction of all musical knowledge. The main objective of the study was to describe the relationship between the two study variables and to understand whether students who have body music classes in the classroom are more motivated to learn music than those who do not have body music classes. The methodology used was an action-investigation case study, quasi-experimental, having been created two groups: a control and an experimental one. As a data collection technique, a questionnaire was applied to the two groups of students in the Percussion discipline who were under my supervision and direct observation. The results indicate that learning body music in the Percussion subject increased students' motivation, contributed to the improvement of technical and rhythmic skills of students and abilities related to movement and body awareness.
Date of Award22 Jun 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorNuno Luís Caçote da Silva (Supervisor)


  • Body music
  • Motivation
  • Learning


  • Mestrado em Ensino da Música

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