ERIC Number: ED347108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Rhythm and Tonality in Children's Recognition of Intact and Distorted Melodies.
Dowling, W. J.; And Others
Five-to-10-year-old children identified familiar melodies presented in three ways: intact, wandering with the same key, or wandering outside the key. Previous work with rhythmically uniform melodies had shown a regular developmental progression in the use of contour, tonality, and exact pitch intervals in melody identification. In this study, with rhythmically distinctive melodies, performance was better, and children used the rhythmic cues by 5 years. Two of the four melodies showed the developmental ordering obtained previously. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Seattle, WA, April 18-20, 1991).