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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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Wakshlag, Jacob J.; And Others – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1982
The effect of educational television background music on selective exposure and information acquisition was studied. Background music of slow tempo, regardless of its appeal, had negligible effects on attention and information acquisition. Rhythmic, fast-tempo background music, especially when appealing, significantly reduced visual attention to…
Descriptors: Attention, Auditory Stimuli, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
Russell, Brian E. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to test a hypothesized model of aurally perceived performer-controlled musical factors that influence assessments of performance quality. Previous research studies on musical performance constructs, musical achievement, musical expression, and scale construction were examined to identify the factors that influence…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Performance Based Assessment, Models, Measures (Individuals)
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Madsen, Clifford K.; And Others – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1986
Investigated the tempo note preferences of 100 randomly selected college-level musicians using familiar orchestral music as stimuli. Subjects heard selections at increased, decreased, and unaltered tempi. Results showed musicians were not accurate in estimating original tempo and showed consistent preference for faster than actual tempo.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music Education, Music Techniques, Music Theory
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Ellis, Mark Carlton – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1989
Measures the ability of three groups of musicians to detect tempo change while reading and performing music. Compares this ability with that of the same musicians to detect tempo change while listening only. Found that for all groups the ability to detect tempo changes was inhibited by the playing task, although to different degrees for each…
Descriptors: Auditory Discrimination, Educational Research, Music Education, Music Reading
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Wang, Cecilia Chu – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1984
Results indicated that significantly more time is needed to perceive tempo increase than tempo decrease, uneven rhythm then even rhythm, and melody alone than melody with accompaniment. Furthermore, significant interaction effects involving beat locations of tempo change suggest that differential groupings may be a factor in tempo discrimination.…
Descriptors: Auditory Discrimination, Auditory Perception, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Henley, Paul T. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2001
Examines the effect of modeling conditions and tempo patterns on high school instrumentalists' performance. Focuses on high school students (n=60) who play wind instruments. Reports that the with-model condition was superior in rhythm and tempo percentage gain when compared to the no-model condition. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Brass Instruments, Educational Research, High School Students, Music Education
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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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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
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Wapnick, Joel; Ryan, Charlene; Lacaille, Nathalie; Darrow, Alice-Ann – International Journal of Music Education, 2004
The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether judgments of solo performances recorded at a well-known international piano competition would be affected by musical characteristics such as style (classic period versus early 20th-century Russian) and tempo (slow versus fast). Evaluators rated performances on six test items: tone quality, note…
Descriptors: Music, Competition, Musicians, Performance Based Assessment
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Kuhn, Terry Lee; Booth, Gregory D. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1988
Investigated the influence of melodic activity (ornamented and plain) on students' perception of tempo. Third, fifth, and sixth graders indicated whether the tempo of the second example in each paired comparison item was faster, slower, or stayed the same. Suggests that tempo perception lessons be preceded by instruction on melodic activity and…
Descriptors: Auditory Discrimination, Auditory Stimuli, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research
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Furman, Charles E.; Duke, Robert A. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1988
Examines group influences regarding music preferences to determine the effect that conformity has on the decision-making process. The study tested participants selections of popular and orchestral excerpts which had altered pitch and/or tempo. Concludes that preferences of music majors regarding orchestral music are not significantly affected by…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Music Appreciation
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Brittin, Ruth V. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2000
Explores the influence of tempo on musical preference for students in grades 2-6, focusing on the effects of various styles using a MIDI keyboard. Explains that the students listened to 10 musical selections identifying their preferences and perceptions of tempo. Reveals that the preferred styles were Hip-Hop, Heavy Rock Shuffle, Samba, and Funk2.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Higher Education
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