ERIC Number: EJ1176059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Equivalence-Based Instruction to Teach Piano Skills to College Students
Griffith, Kristin R.; Ramos, Amber L.; Hill, Kelli E.; Miguel, Caio F.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v51 n2 p207-219 Spr 2018
The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the effects of equivalence-based instruction (EBI) on the emergence of basic music reading and piano playing skills. Six female college students learned to identify three musical chord notations given their respective dictated names. Participants also learned to play chords on the piano following the dictated name of the chord, and to play the chords to a song on a keyboard. Results are consistent with past research, in that stimuli became substitutable for each other and acquired a common behavioral function. Data suggest that EBI was an effective and efficient procedure to teach adults to read musical notation, as well as play chords and a song on a piano keyboard.
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Instruction, Musical Instruments, Music Reading, College Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Females
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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