I discovered (real) scientific research on a trip to Cuba in 2007. There I studied for a long time with some excellent specialists in psychology and pedagogy.
I am currently the director of the Global Institute for Music Research. A huge project that we have been developing for years with a great team.
I have written some communications on the subject and I leave them here in a list, briefly outlined in case they may be of interest to anyone.
Learning Difficulties in Expert Motor Performance on the trumpet. Doctoral dissertation.
Albert, J. (2017) Dificultades de Aprendizaje en la Práctica Motriz Experta en la Trompeta. Polytechnic University of Valencia. https://doi.org/10.4995/Thesis/10251/90538.
In this paper I present a total of 64 cases of attention to learning difficulties. Chapter 1 contains the theoretical justification. Chapter 2 presents a historical analysis of trumpet methodology in relation to the nineteenth-century concept of talent. Chapter 3 shares a theory specific to expert motor practice (EMP) and the specific learning difficulties of the skill set that make up EMP.
Diario de un aprendiz de música (Spanish)
Albert, J. and Medina, O (2018) Diario de un aprendiz de música. International Research Institute for Music Learning.
It is a didactic material designed in conjunction with artist and designer Oded Medina. It is a diary where the student takes note of his progress in a simple way through a series of sections. The material allows to support the musical instrument classes in the music school or conservatory and to collect the learning, the teacher’s suggestions and the general follow-up of the process. It includes a record of the auditions, of each week’s objectives, a record of progress in the study of tonalities, a record of sensations and emotions surrounding learning, among many other aspects. All this induces the development of different skills that are considered essential for the practice of a musical instrument.
Tocar la batería sin dolor (Spanish)
Albert, J. and Mercado, C (2018) Tocar la batería sin dolor. International Research Institute for Music Learning.
This book presents the case of the co-author, Carlos Mercado, of the application of the methodology for the attention of learning difficulties designed by Dr. Albert. It starts with an autobiographical study, describes the problem from a narrative style and proposes the project to be followed. Each of the stages is described, as well as the progress made and the difficulties encountered.
Albert Gargallo, J. (2012). Learning jazz at the conservatory, a list of subjects or a work project? Eufonía: Didáctica de la música, (55), 16-25. https://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/articulo?codigo=3891559
Albert, J., & Alarcón, S (2016). The family and music education as a means for the reconstruction of the social fabric: the CEMIJAZZ Project. Didac, (67), 59-66. https://revistas. ibero.mx/didac/articulo_detalle.php?id_volumen=21&id_articulo=269
Garcia-Romeu, M. L., Trias, M., Ferrer, I., Albert, J., & Canet, D. (2019). Early design of a French Horn’s support for younger players (students from 7 to 12 years). Procedia Manufacturing, 41, 1141-1148. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2351978919312065
Albert Gargallo, J. (2022). The practice of evaluation in non-formal contexts: its application to the conservatory. Euphony: didactics of music. https://redined.educacion.gob.es/xmlui/handle/11162/238060
Albert Gargallo, J. (2014). Yo no sirvo para la música. Trumpetland articles. ISSN: 2254-8521
Albert Gargallo, J. (2015a). Respira con el diafragma. Trumpetland articles. ISSN: 2254-8521
Albert Gargallo, J. (2015b). Acabar con un nudo en la lengua. Trumpetland articles. ISSN: 2254-8521
Albert Gargallo, J. (2015c) The great problem of music learning. Trumpetland articles. ISSN: 2254-8521
Albert Gargallo, J. (2015d) Métele un poquito. Trumpetland articles. ISSN: 2254-8521
Albert Gargallo, J. (2015e). La embocadura ideal. Trumpetland articles. ISSN: 2254-8521
Albert, J. (2015f). ¿Hasta qué nota llegas? Trumpetland articles. ISSN: 2254-8521
Albert Gargallo, J. (2016a) Si no quieren tocar boquilla les damos boquilíneas. Trumpetland articles. ISSN: 2254-8521
Albert Gargallo, J. (2016b) Cómo prevenir lesiones en la embocadura en épocas de muchas actuaciones. Trumpetland articles. ISSN: 2254-852