ERIC Number: ED300142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Improving Music Skills of Elementary Students with Notation-Reading and Sight-Singing.
Harding, Mary H.
A music educator designed for elementary school students who were musically unskilled a curriculum that was based on the methods of Kodaly and Orff, the philosophy of Warrener, and traditional music education concepts. A heterogeneous group of 606 second- through sixth-grade students in 4 schools participated in implementation of the curriculum. Specific learning activities were to be taught progressively over a 2-year period and focused on such topics as note-reading, sight-singing, melody, rhythm, harmony, form, tone color, and major and minor scales. Materials written especially for the practicum included beginner and intermediate programs in notation-reading and sight-singing, and recorder performance programs for second and third graders. A teacher attitude measure was developed, as were six pretest-posttests designed to measure children's ability to pursue intermediate studies in elementary and high school instrumental and vocal music. A workshop was conducted to demonstrate appropriate teaching techniques to two additional music educators participating in the intervention. Evaluation focused on the first three quarters of the beginner curriculum in all three curriculum areas. Findings revealed generally positive intervention effects. Curricula and measures are provided with related materials in 22 appendixes. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.