ERIC Number: ED160087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Project in Aural Interval Identification, Phase One.
Thostenson, Marvin S.
The ultimate goal of this project is to improve student accuracy in hearing the several interval sounds, with the subsequent hope of improving perception of the pitch factor in music. The data for this first phase include the administration of aural skills tests to 160 University of Iowa students in the fall of 1976, to the 142 subjects continuing in the spring of 1977, and to 165 students from five other schools in the spring of 1977. The following observations may be of some interest and can be thought of as hinting at a few interval hearing characteristics of the general music population of students: intervals vary in difficulty in the performance modes, but some general tendencies are apparent; confusion patterns are also evident; and individual intervals are important in particular performance modes. It is thought that some listing of quintile levels and likely confusion problems could serve as guidelines for providing remedial training. A final hope is that this project will inspire more work in this and related areas concerning pitch perception to be accomplished with the final goal of improving student achievement. (VT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Development of Computer Based Instructional Systems (Dallas, Texas, March 1-4, 1978); For related document, see IR 006 231