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There is a very wide variety of resources that might be helpful to a music learner. The usefulness of any particular resource depends on its availability, trustworthiness, understandability, and relevance in the learner's current situation.

This inquiry -style module guides you through the process of locating and evaluating resources that might be useful in an inquiry about music. It is meant to serve both as practice in how to do a formal inquiry and also as a specific orientation to the Investigate step of an inquiry. After doing this inquiry, you should have a better idea of the types of resources that will be available and useful to you in your own inquiries about music.

Ask

This inquiry will actually focus on two questions. The main question is: what kinds of resources can I find to answer my questions about music, and how useful will they be in answering my questions?

In order to explore the answer to that question, you should choose a question about music to use as a focus for this investigation. This inquiry will be most useful if you choose a question that:

  1. Is a good question for a formal inquiry (see Designing Inquiry Questions );
  2. Is about a musical tradition, genre, style, composer, or performer that you would like to know more about; and
  3. May have more than one reasonable answer. This inquiry asks you to consider the relative trustworthiness of different sources. This is a much more interesting exercise when some sources give different answers. Is there a confusion that you have about music because different sources appear to give different answers? Do you know of a controversy, for example, about how to perform a certain style of music, how to learn a certain skill, or how to categorize a certain composer's work? Or can you think of a question that might be answered differently by experts in different music traditions?

Investigate

There are several different, interconnected challenges involved in locating useful learning resources:

  • Finding relevant information
  • Evaluating the relationship of the information to your investigation
  • Connecting with and understanding the information
  • Organizing and internalizing the knowledge

The following investigation invites you to consciously think about each of these problems as you search for answers to your question.

Finding relevant information

There are many different types of sources of knowledge about music. You will probably find some easier to understand, more useful, or more persuasive than others. (See Ways of Knowing About Music .) In this first step, you are simply looking for information that seems to be relevant to your investigation. It might contain an answer to your question, or someone's opinion about the answer, or definitions or examples that will help you understand the answer, or facts or discussions that would be useful in comparing different answers or constructing an answer for yourself.

For this investigation, try to find at least one relevant resource from each of the following categories . If you find it frustratingly difficult to find any particular type of resource, you can skip that category; but every time you skip a category, substitute a second resource from an easy-to-find category. For example, if there are no local experts available, but video lectures are easy to find, choose two video lectures and skip the local expert. You should have nine resources in all.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
Bhagvanji
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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Source:  OpenStax, Music inquiry. OpenStax CNX. Mar 18, 2013 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11455/1.4
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