Técnica bimanual no estudo do ritmo na disciplina de formação musical

  • Rui Manuel Machado (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The following research focuses on the theme for the intervention project which is centered in the use of the bimanual technique as a form of promoting a more practical approach of playing rhythm in the music education classroom, as a response to the difficulties demonstrated by students and pointed out by teachers. The approach to rhythm studies in most music classrooms has been regarded by pupils and teachers as boring, deficient and useless. One of the primary goals of this study was to create and introduce new processes that meet the needs of music students in general, not only by the ludic and motivational aspects, but also by the use technical and psychomotor activities, helping the student achieve an understanding and ability to perform rhythms which are crucial for the integral education of any musician. It aims to make a contribution so that student become more autonomous and self-critical, exploring his or her own natural capabilities and creativity in the search for a greater understanding and better performance of rhythm playing. Through the implementation of bimanual technique used by drummers and percussionists, it was through trial and experience that the foundations for these activities were based on. Besides making the most out of this approach, is the fact that recent studies have shown that it is quite effective in the teaching and learning processes alike. The project was carried out in a 5th grade class in music education, and 4th grade initiation. Both were considered to be target groups.
Date of Award27 Jul 2020
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorPedro Monteiro (Supervisor)


  • Music teaching
  • Music education
  • Rhythm
  • Bimanual technique


  • Mestrado em Ensino da Música

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