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The problem of this study was to determine if melodic complexity, defined as number of different pitches or melodic redundancy, influences preference responses of school-age subjects. The test melodies presented to the subjects consisted of nine original, randomly-generated, 48-pitch melodies in...
This study compares the in-class programed instructional procedure developed by H. Gilbert Trythall at Peabody College with a traditional procedure. Freshman music majors at Northeast Louisiana State University were divided into experimental and control groups for this study. A testing...
The present study was designed to test the growth of aural and visual perceptions of musical elements. A fourth grade class was chosen as the experimental group, with five other fourth grade classes serving as the control group. The experimental group participated in a one-year program of...
The purpose of this study was to investigate the development of children's concepts of volume, tempo, duration, and pitch. The specific goals were to determine the effects of grade level, instructional mode, and task variables on performance of music concept tasks. The instrument chosen to...
The present study was designed to investigate the effect of a structured program of musical training on the musical abilities of preschool children from disadvantaged backgrounds. All the children in one advantaged school and one disadvantaged school were given musical instruction. A second pair...
An attempt was made to determine the role of environment in elementary school children's identification of selected musical concepts through aural experience with orchestral literature. A listening test was developed for this purpose, as well as a pilot study that was conducted with two fourth...
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