A importância de uma metodologia adaptada sustentada numa transição natural na iniciação ao clarinete

  • Ângela Fidalgo Canudo (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This report was developed as part of the curricular units Professional Practice I and Professional Practice II, incorporated in the Master's Degree in Music Education at the Portuguese Catholic University - Porto. It is divided into two parts, namely the first part, which highlights the learnings acquired throughout the Professional Practice (PP) in the areas of ensemble class (M32) and clarinet instrument (M04), and the second part, which presents all the information regarding the evaluation and implementation of the Pedagogical Intervention Project, entitled: The Importance of an Adapted Methodology Supported by a Natural Transition in Clarinet Initiation. The professional practice took place during the academic year 2022/2023 at Conservatório Artallis, under the scientific guidance of Professor Dr. Gil Magalhães and the cooperating guidance of Professor Ricardo Torres. The scarcity of didactic-pedagogical resources adapted to clarinet initiation, which assist in promoting autonomy and developing emotional, social, and technical-artistic skills, allowing for a more accessible transition, when necessary, from alternative instruments to B-flat clarinet, was the predominant reason for selecting the problem as the subject of study for this Pedagogical Intervention Project (PIP). In order to alleviate this increasingly present reality in clarinet education, a compendium of exercises and traditional music was created, entitled "O meu primeiro livro Clarinetástico" (My First Clarinetastic Book), aimed at students in Musical Initiation and students in the 1st Grade of the Basic Course in Instrument. With this project, the aim was to investigate whether the students who used the compendium felt more motivated in studying the clarinet at home, whether they considered the compendium to facilitate the accessible acquisition of knowledge, and whether they were able to learn the essential clarinet discipline with better quality and ease, while also developing a taste for the instrument and music. The project involved the participation of 4 students enrolled in the Musical Initiation course for clarinet, aged between 7 and 10 years old, with different levels of initiation, namely: Student A (Initiation I - 1st year), Students B, C (Initiation II - 2nd year), Student D (Initiation IV - 4th year). The research strategy employed was primarily qualitative in nature and consisted of an action research approach, focusing on a case study of CALL (Clarinet Initiation). Data collection and production techniques favored direct and participant observation, questionnaire surveys, field notes (recorded in the researcher's diary), and document analysis. Statistical analysis and content analysis were preferred for interpreting and analyzing the qualitative and quantitative data collected during the research.
Date of Award23 Jan 2024
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJosé Gil Pacheco Soares Magalhães (Supervisor)


  • Clarinet
  • Musical initiation
  • Specialized artistic music education


  • Mestrado em Ensino da Música

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