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ERIC Number: EJ1060411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8755-1233
Effects of Music Instruction with Bamboo Xylophone Accompaniment on Singing Achievement among Second-Grade Children
Simeon, Jinky Jane C.; Ku, Agnes Chun Moi
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v33 n2 p13-19 May 2015
The aim of this research is to determine the effect of music instruction with bamboo xylophone as harmonic accompaniment on the singing achievement of second-grade children. Eighty children (N = 80) from four randomly selected classes in two different public schools in the city of Kota Kinabalu participated in this study and they were assigned to two different groups: a control (n = 40) and an experimental group (n = 40). The results indicated that there was a significant difference in the singing achievement of the two groups when the pretest and posttest mean gain scores were compared. In addition, a higher percentage of children improved in the experimental group (30.17%) than in the control group (28.34%). Based on the result of the study, it can be concluded that children can be taught singing with bamboo xylophone accompaniment and that as a harmonic accompaniment, it may improve music instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 2; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A