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ERIC Number: EJ1085956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4294
Effects of a Westernized Korean Folk Music Selection on Students' Music Familiarity and Preference for Its Traditional Version
Kang, Sangmi; Yoo, Hyesoo
Journal of Research in Music Education, v63 n4 p469-486 Jan 2016
The purpose of this study was to reveal the effects of Westernized arrangements of traditional Korean folk music on music familiarity and preference. Two separate labs in one intact class were assigned to one of two treatment groups of either listening to traditional Korean folk songs (n?=?18) or listening to Western arrangements of the same Korean folk songs (n?=?22); a second intact class served as a control group with no listening (n?=?20). Before and after the listening treatment session, pre- and posttests were administered that included 12 music excerpts of current popular, Western classical, and traditional Korean music. Results showed that participants who listened to traditional folk songs demonstrated significant increases in both familiarity and preference ratings; however, those who listened to Westernized folk songs showed increases only in familiarity ratings but not preference ratings for the same Korean songs in traditional versions. An analysis of participants' open-ended responses showed that affective-positive responses were used most frequently when explaining preference for traditional versions of Korean folk songs (28.1%) among the traditional Korean listening group; structural-negative reasons (47.8%) were the most frequent among the Westernized listening group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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