ERIC Number: ED295863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul-16
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What Kind of Knowledge Facilitates Memory of Melodies?
Melodic memory appears to be founded on building blocks that are memorized in terms of style-specific ordering rules, melodic prototypes, and memory strategies. Ordering rules concern musical form and construction, while melodic strategies involve sequences of several notes. This paper reports on research studies undertaken to test these concepts and examines student recognition and recall errors. Research indicates that both music domain-specific and general cognitive knowledge play important roles in supporting the memorization of musical melodies but that style-specific knowledge appears to be more critical in memorizing realistic and extended musical scores than general style or general cognitive knowledge. Figures and a seven item bibliography are included. (JHP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (9th, Tokyo, Japan, July 12-16, 1987).