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Buonviri, Nathan O. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate effects of a preparatory contextual singing pattern on melodic dictation test scores. Forty-nine undergraduate music education majors took melodic dictations under three conditions. After hearing an orienting chord sequence, they (1) sang a preparatory solfége pattern in the key, meter, and tempo of the…
Descriptors: Singing, Undergraduate Students, Music, Music Education
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Boltz, Marilyn G. – Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2018
Past research has shown that variations in musical tempo influence the perceived rate of visual motion. The goal here was to investigate whether this effect is influenced by audiovisual affect. Participants were presented with montages (slideshows) of positive or negative scenes accompanied by positive or negative music whose rate was either the…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Music, Films, Recognition (Psychology)
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Kampfe, Juliane; Sedlmeier, Peter; Renkewitz, Frank – Psychology of Music, 2011
Background music has been found to have beneficial, detrimental, or no effect on a variety of behavioral and psychological outcome measures. This article reports a meta-analysis that attempts to summarize the impact of background music. A global analysis shows a null effect, but a detailed examination of the studies that allow the calculation of…
Descriptors: Music, Reading, Program Effectiveness, Effect Size
Johnson, Tracey Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study was an examination of participants' preference for classical music excerpts presented in differentiated types of music video formats. Participants (N = 83) were volunteer students enrolled in intact music appreciation classes at a suburban community college located in a Midwestern city. Participants listened to and viewed music video…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Visual Stimuli, Classical Music, Music Appreciation
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LeBlanc, Albert; McCrary, Jan – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1983
Results indicated that faster tempos are preferred by upper elementary school students. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Intermediate Grades, Music Education, Student Attitudes
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Stambaugh, Laura A. – Psychology of Music, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of cognitive load during practice on university wind students' learning. Cognitive load was manipulated through instrument family (woodwind or brass) and the amount of repetition used in practice (highly repetitive or random). University woodwind and valved-brass students (N = 46)…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Musical Instruments
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LeBlanc, Albert; And Others – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1988
Measures the effect of four levels of tempo on the self-reported preferences of six different age-groups for traditional jazz music listening examples. Stated that listener age exerted a strong influence on overall preference scores. Reported an analysis of variance showing that there is a significant preference for increasingly faster tempo at…
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, College Students, Educational Research, Elementary School Students
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Wapnick, Joel; Ryan, Charlene; Campbell, Louise; Deek, Patricia; Lemire, Renata; Darrow, Alice-Ann – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to determine how judgments of solo performances recorded at an international piano competition might be affected by excerpt duration (20 versus 60 seconds) and tempo (slow versus fast). Musicians rated performances on six test items. Results indicated that piano majors rated slow excerpts higher than they rated fast…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Musicians, Music Education, Student Evaluation
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LeBlanc, Albert; Cote, Richard – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1983
This study measured the effect of three levels of tempo and two levels of performing medium, vocal and instrumental, on the expressed preference of fifth- and sixth-grade students for traditional jazz music listening examples. (Author/SR)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Grade 5, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades
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Sasaki, Shiori; Watagoshi, Kiku; Takano, Kosuke; Hirashima, Kazuo; Kiyoki, Yasushi – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the design and implementation of music courseware that features a music search system that uses impression keywords. The paper applies the courseware to "Kansei" (sensibility) development for elementary and junior high school students. The objectives of this courseware are to cultivate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Duke, Robert A.; And Others – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1988
Presents a study which investigated the perception of music majors and nonmusic majors concerning their ability to discriminate the way in which altered musical excerpts differed in pitch or tempo (or both) from preceding presentations. Concludes that both groups responded similarly across conditions and replications, and that tempo changes were…
Descriptors: Auditory Discrimination, College Students, Educational Research, Higher Education
Ehrle, N.; Samson, S. – Brain and Cognition, 2005
This study explored the influence of several factors, physical and human, on anisochrony's thresholds measured with an adaptive two alternative forced choice paradigm. The effect of the number and duration of sounds on anisochrony discrimination was tested in the first experiment as well as potential interactions between each of these factors and…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Auditory Discrimination, Music Education
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Sheldon, Deborah A. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1994
Reports on the effects of tempo direction, listening mode, and level of musical experience on speed and accuracy in tempo change among 160 music majors and nonmajors. Finds that music majors more accurately detected tempo changes than did nonmajors. (CFR)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Listening Skills, Majors (Students), Music Education
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Moskovitz, Elisa M. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1992
Reports on a study of children's preferences between slow and fast tempo classical music excerpts. Finds that students preferred music with a slow tempo. Concludes that repetition had a positive effect on children's preferences. (CFR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Grade 4, Music Activities, Music Appreciation
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Russell, Brian E. – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to test a hypothesized model of solo music performance assessment. Specifically, this study investigates the influence of technique and musical expression on perceptions of overall performance quality. The Aural Musical Performance Quality (AMPQ) measure was created to measure overall performance quality, technique,…
Descriptors: Music, Music Activities, Measures (Individuals), Reliability
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