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ERIC Number: ED442729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 46
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A Comparison of a Traditional Music Teaching Method with Music Ace.
Baker, Barbara S.
Elementary schools in Knox County, Tennessee employ music specialists who spend about one hour weekly instructing individual elementary classes in music. Students in those classes receive about 64 music lessons per school year. The music curriculum in Knox County includes the six major elements of music: melody, harmony, rhythm, style, expressive qualities, and form. Sequentially taught lessons using computers and music software as teaching tools should help the teacher cover all elements of music. Students have the opportunity to use their senses with multi-media software. A project was implemented with 30 second-grade students, randomly chosen from an inner city, at-risk Title I school and then randomly placed within one of two groups. "Music Ace" software was used as a teaching tool to introduce beginning music notation to the treatment group. Additionally, the treatment group also learned to interpret that notation into pitch identification through singing specific pitches with the aid of "Music Ace." A combination of Koday, Orff, and Dalcroze methods were used to teach the second group, the traditional group, the same beginning music notation and interpretation of notation into pitch identification. Eight lessons were taught to each group and then a posttest was given to individual students; individual posttest scores were compiled resulting in a group score. Each group's scores was compared by t-test and found to show no statistical difference in significance. (Contains a table, 2 figures, a 21-item bibliography, and 5 Web resources.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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