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ERIC Number: EJ845393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
The Effect of Performing Ensemble Participation on the Ability to Perform and Perceive Expression in Music
Kinney, Daryl W.
International Journal of Music Education, v22 n1 p45-58 2004
This study compared collegiate subjects who had participated in high school performing ensembles (participants) with subjects who had not (non-participants) on their ability to perform expressively and to perceive expression in music. In Phase I, subjects (N = 56) were asked to perform three song selections, expressively and unexpressively, using a keyboard device that required minimal skill. A panel of experts rated recorded performances for expression and accuracy. In Phase II, subjects (N = 129) listened to 54 randomly selected performances from Phase I and rated each for expression and accuracy. Results indicated that participants performed with significant (p less than 0.05) differentiation between expressive and unexpressive renderings in Phase I. In Phase II, participants demonstrated a significant difference (p less than 0.05) between their ratings of expressive and unexpressive performances. No significant difference was found between non-participants' ratings of performances. Findings suggest that school performing ensemble participation positively influences the performance and perception of musical expression. (Contains 4 figures, 2 tables, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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