Name: Emilie Bastens
Main Subject: Harp
Research Coaches: Enno Voorhorst and Anton Sie
Title of Research: Use your personal learning style for playing by heart
Research Question: How can you find the most efficient way, which fits the best with you, for playing by heart?”
Much of my research has come from interaction with colleagues and my personal experience with playing by heart on a harp. I started with the head. I read more about the brain and the memory. After that, I took a deeper look at the instrument. I started to analyze the problems, which comes with playing by heart on a harp.
Because studying by heart is very close to learning, I searched for more information about this topic. This is how I read more about differences in learning styles. I asked myself how my personal learning style could help me with playing by heart on the harp. With the research tool Belbin, Mr. J. Boogaars helped me to discover my personal learning style. I analyzed how I could use my positive and negative sides the best for playing by heart. Because I read more about learning styles, I started reading more books about management. Because of this I used helpful thoughts for playing by heart on a harp. Based on my experiences I made a plan with 7 steps, which can be used by other harpists for playing by heart.
Summary of Results:
This research is about the effect of knowing your personal learning style, on playing by heart on a harp.
The research tool Belbin, which is based on the archetypes described by Carl Gustav Jung, shows differences in learning styles.
There is a look at the difficulties of studying and playing by heart on a harp. On this basis, I searched for the influence of knowing your personal learning style on this studying. Helpful thoughts can help to reach your goal faster and easier.
On this bases there is made a plan with 7 steps, which can be used for more efficient studying. Those 7 steps are useful for different learning styles and provide a guide for the possible difficulties that may be experienced with playing by heart on a harp.
The presentation will include a deeper look at the difficulties of the instrument, differences in learning styles and a personal analyze of how to use your personal learning style in the best way for playing by heart.