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Marcinkiewicz, Henryk R.; And Others – 1996
This document summarizes the results of a study which evaluated whether school instruction with Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) keyboards improves memory skill and whether school instruction with MIDI keyboards improves sentiments toward school and instructional media. Pupils in early elementary grades at five schools were evaluated…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Educational Methods, Elementary Education, Evaluation
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Pfordresher, Peter Q. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2005
Five experiments explored whether fluency in musical sequence production relies on matches between the contents of auditory feedback and the planned outcomes of actions. Participants performed short melodies from memory on a keyboard while musical pitches that sounded in synchrony with each keypress (feedback contents) were altered. Results…
Descriptors: Feedback, Music, Experiments, Memory
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Spahr, Anthony J.; Litvak, Leonid M.; Dorman, Michael F.; Bohanan, Ashley R.; Mishra, Lakshmi N. – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2008
Purpose: To determine why, in a pilot study, only 1 of 11 cochlear implant listeners was able to reliably identify a frequency-to-electrode map where the intervals of a familiar melody were played on the correct musical scale. The authors sought to validate their method and to assess the effect of pitch strength on musical scale recognition in…
Descriptors: Intervals, Measures (Individuals), Memory, Assistive Technology
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Cash, Carla Davis – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2009
Thirty-six nonmusicians practiced a five-element key-press sequence on a digital piano, repeating the sequence as quickly and accurately as possible during twelve 30-s practice blocks alternating with 30-s pauses. Twelve learners rested for 5 min between Blocks 3 and 4, another 12 learners rested for 5 min between Blocks 9 and 10, and the…
Descriptors: Intervals, Musical Instruments, Performance, Memory
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Grégoire, Laurent; Perruchet, Pierre; Poulin-Charronnat, Bénédicte – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2015
Most earlier studies investigating the evolution of the Stroop effect with the amount of reading practice have reported data consistent with an inverted U-shaped curve, whereby the Stroop effect appears early during reading acquisition, reaches a peak after 2 or 3 years of practice, and then continuously decreases until adulthood. The downward…
Descriptors: Color, Interference (Learning), Reading Skills, Ethics
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Moore, Randall S.; Staum, Myra – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1987
Explores the effect of continuous training on tonal and auditory memory. Does so by comparing the auditory short-term memory skills of English and American children, ages five, six, and seven. (RKM)
Descriptors: Age, Age Differences, Auditory Discrimination, Cultural Differences
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Simmons, Amy L.; Duke, Robert A. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2006
Recent research has shown that both the speed and accuracy of novel motor skills improve during sleep in a process called consolidation. Such off-line learning in the absence of practice as yet has been experimentally observed only with learners performing relatively simple tasks. In the experiment we report here, we tested whether experienced…
Descriptors: Intervals, Musical Instruments, Psychomotor Skills, Recall (Psychology)
Nichols, Bryan E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore task-based variability in children's singing accuracy performance. The research questions were: Does children's singing accuracy vary based on the nature of the singing assessment employed? Is there a hierarchy of difficulty and discrimination ability among singing assessment tasks? What is the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Singing
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Educational Technology, Instructional Films, Learning Motivation
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Rogers, George L. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1991
Presents results of a study of color-coded notation to teach music reading to instrumental students. Finds no clear evidence that color-coded notation enhances achievement on performing by memory, sight-reading, or note naming. Suggests that some students depended on the color-coding and were unable to read uncolored notation well. (DK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Color, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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Fagen, Jeffrey – Child Development, 1997
Trained 3-month olds to move an overhead crib mobile while one of two musical selections was played, and assessed retention one or seven days later in presence of same or different music. Found that infants displayed one-day retention regardless of musical selection. At seven days, retention was seen only when test music matched training music.…
Descriptors: Auditory Stimuli, Context Effect, Cues, Expectation
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Kaniel, Shlomo; Aram, Dorit – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 1998
A study of 300 children in kindergarten, grade 2, and grade 6 found that background music improved visual discrimination task performance at the youngest and middle ages and had no effect on the oldest participants. On a square identification task, background music had no influence on easy and difficult tasks but lowered performance on…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cognitive Development, Difficulty Level, Elementary Education
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Thorson, Esther; And Others – Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 1991
This study analyzed four characteristics of political commercials to determine their impact on television viewers' reactions: (1) issue versus image strategies; (2) attack versus support appeals; (3) presence and absence of music; and (4) visual content, either with families or in professional campaign settings. Memory measures and attitudes are…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Audience Response, Content Analysis, Measures (Individuals)
Johnson, Janice E. Sims – 1985
Music activities for the elderly can stimulate creativity and help develop independence, self-confidence, and a sense of accomplishment. This study includes: (1) an attempt to learn the uses of music by and for older adults through an exploration of programs and activities that either have been or currently are being implemented; (2) an…
Descriptors: Life Style, Lifelong Learning, Models, Music
Hardy, R. Donald; Jost, Karen Lee – 1996
This study explores the way music operates in the mental processing of computer-supported instructional messages, whose other modes are text and graphics. The experiment examined the effect of music on the immediate recall and understanding of three equivalent science lessons delivered by a computer. The objective properties of the music were…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Computer Uses in Education, Instructional Design
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