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ERIC Number: ED010527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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DEVELOPING SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS FOR SINGING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. INTERIM REPORT.
GOULD, A. OREN
THE DEVELOPMENT OF CLASSROOM TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS TO HELP CHILDREN FIND AND LEARN TO USE THEIR SINGING VOICES WAS REPORTED. THE PROJECT WAS BASED ON THE BELIEF THAT FINDING AND USING HIS SINGING VOICE IS THE FIRST STEP A CHILD TAKES TOWARD SUCCESSFUL MUSICAL LEARNING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THE STUDY HAD THREE PHASES. PHASE 1 CONSISTED OF AN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF CHILDREN'S SINGING PROBLEMS, CONSULTATIONS WITH MUSIC EDUCATORS AND CLASSROOM TEACHERS, AND OBSERVATIONS OF CLASSROOM SINGING ACTIVITIES IN A VARIETY OF ELEMENTARY MUSIC CLASSROOMS. PHASE 2, IN PROGRESS AT THE TIME OF THIS REPORT, WAS DEVOTED TO PILOT STUDIES AND CASE STUDIES IN THE WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CAMPUS SCHOOL AND SEVERAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS. STUDY PROGRESS ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS WAS REPORTED--(1) THE RELATIONSHIP OF CONTROL OF THE SPEAKING VOICE TO CONTROL OF THE SINGING VOICE, (2) THE IMPORTANCE OF PITCH ACUITY AND TONAL MEMORY IN LEARNING TO SING, AND (3) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF REMEDIAL TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS IN HELPING CHILDREN PARTICIPATE SUCCESSFULLY IN SINGING ACTIVITIES. PLANS FOR A PHASE 3 EFFORT WERE DESCRIBED, CONSISTING OF CLASSROOM EXPERIMENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TEACHER'S HANDBOOK FOR ADAPTING THE FINDINGS OF THE STUDY TO CLASSROOM MUSIC ACTIVITIES. (GC)
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Authoring Institution: Western Illinois Univ., Macomb.
Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (Macomb)