ERIC Number: EJ721262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Reference Count: 46
Relationship of Selected Listener Variables and Musical Preference of Young Students in Singapore
Music Education Research, v7 n3 p349-362 Nov 2005
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between selected listener variables and musical preference of young students in Singapore. Based on the Leblanc 1982 model, gender, age, race, musical training and familiarity were chosen as independent variables. The data collected showed that musical preference was also influenced by other variables such as tempo, dynamics, timbre, melody, function of music, musical style and rhythm. Results revealed no significant differences in musical preference by age and musical training. However, there were significant differences in the musical preferences of participants by gender, race and familiarity. Practical implications for teachers are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Familiarity, Music Appreciation, Listening Skills, Student Characteristics, Secondary School Students, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore