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ERIC Number: ED109019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-17
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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Pitch Discrimination of Persons with and without Musical Training. Technical Note 3-72-10.
Eu, Laurel; And Others
The purpose of this study is to determine whether non-musically trained persons can make pitch discriminations as well as those with musical training. Four musically trained and four non-musically trained adults listened to an audio recording of pitches and judged whether the second pitch was higher or lower than the first. The results indicate that scores earned by non-musicians were quite similar to scores obtained by the persons with musical training. There is no appreciable difference between the non-music and music subjects on either the range of errors or point of subjective equality. The implications of the research are that regular non-musically trained teachers should be able to provide adequate monitoring and feedback for the students' singing performances. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.