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ERIC Number: EJ1073460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Experiments with a Musical Machine: Musical Style Replication in 3 to 5 Year Old Children
Addessi, Anna Rita; Pachet, Fran├žois
British Journal of Music Education, v22 n1 p21-46 Mar 2005
The relationship between new technology and learning is gaining increasing relevance in the field of music education (Webster, 2002; Folkestad et al., 1998). However, only a few studies have considered the nature of the interaction between children and musical machines. This article describes an observation study of children aged 3-5 years confronting a particular interactive musical system, the Continuator, which is able to produce music in the same style as a human playing the keyboard (Pachet, 2003). The analysis of two case studies suggests that the Continuator is able to develop interesting child/machine interactions and creative musical processes in young children. It was possible to observe a 'life cycle' of interaction, as well as micro-processes similar to those observed in child/adult interactions (Stern, 1985; Imberty, 2002). The ability of the system to attract and hold the attention of children has been interpreted through Csikszentmihalyi's (1990) "flow theory".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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