ERIC Number: ED458188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
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Effects of Using Graphic Notations on Creativity in Composing Music by Australian Secondary School Students.
This study investigated whether composing music with graphic notations would make a significant difference in creativity in composing music as compared to composing music without graphic notations. Participants were 47 male, Australian, seventh grade students attending a private school. Students were divided into two equal groups (an experimental group and a control group) based on their musical grades, formal and informal musical experience, and musical aptitude. The experimental group received instruction on how to use graphic notations for composing music, while the control group received no such instruction. All students were asked to compose and perform. The students' compositions were videotape-recorded. Four expert judges evaluated the creativity of the compositions using three criteria (being original, structured, and musical) on a five-point rating scale. Results indicated that the experimental group students' creativity scores were significantly higher than were the creativity scores of the control group students. (Contains 32 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Creativity, Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Learning Strategies, Males, Musical Composition
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia