ERIC Number: ED048317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Investigation of the Instructional Efficiency of the Trythall Method of Music Dictation Programming. Final Report.
Harriss, Ernest Charles
The purpose of this year-long study was to explore the effectiveness of the Trythall system of music dictation instruction (particularly Trythall's small-step, programmed method) in the training of aural skills--error detection, melodic dictation, rhythmic dictation, harmonic dictation, chord identification, and sight singing. For this study, the freshman class of music majors (60) at Northeast Louisiana State College was randomly divided into a control and an experimental group. The control group received instruction in the aural skills in the traditional manner for 2 class hours each week, while the experimental group received an equivalent amount of training but with the Trythall method of instruction. Reliability of the data-gathering instrument was confirmed by administering test items to students at two other colleges. Test results favored the Trythall experimental group, which showed significant gains in written skills (e.g., melodic and harmonic dictation) but not in sight singing. (Recommendations, references, sample tests, and tables of test results are appended.) (MF)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Louisiana State Coll., Monroe.