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ERIC Number: ED028189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Pages: 50
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A Study of the Effects of a Concept Teaching Curriculum on Achievement in Performance in Elementary School Beginning Bands. Final Report.
Noble, Robert F.
A research program on teaching instrumental music tested the value of concept learning for beginning band pupils for the first 12 weeks of their instruction. Eighteen randomly selected schools from Montana, Colorado, and Wyoming provided fifth-grade students (9 control classes and 9 experimental classes) who met in classes of 18 pupils for two 50-minute periods per week for 12 weeks. Seven basic music concepts (e.g., physical design of the instrument, ideal tone quality, correct note length, rhythm) were developed and taught. Students were evaluated by the "Watkins-Farnum Performance Scale" and the Colwell "Elementary Music Achievement Test." An analysis of the data indicated that the concept approach to teaching beginning band pupils was (1) superior to traditional methods for teaching students to perform on woodwinds, upper brass, and drums, (2) especially effective in teaching students with high or average music ability and students with low or average IQ's, (3) as effective as traditional teaching methods for developing aural-discrimination skills, (4) equally effective with boys and girls, and (5) superior to present teaching methods in developing performance skills for all pupils. (LH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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