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ERIC Number: EJ940506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-8755-1233
The Pitch-Matching Ability of High School Choral Students: A Justification for Continued Direct Instruction
Riegle, Aaron M.; Gerrity, Kevin W.
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v30 n1 p10-15 Nov 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine the pitch-matching ability of high school choral students. Years of piano experience, middle school performance experience, and model were considered as variables that might affect pitch-matching ability. Gender of participants was also considered when identifying the effectiveness of each model. Participants (N = 164) were students of a rural school corporation in Northern Indiana and were enrolled in auditioned and nonauditioned choral ensembles. Results indicated that the study population had poor pitch-matching skills based on the rubric used by the researchers. Significant associations between pitch-matching ability and years of piano experience and middle school performance experience were revealed. At a 95% confidence interval, the female model elicited more accurate responses from participants than the male or piano model. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana