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Hurley, Craig; Musselwhite, Dorothy; Wesolowski, Brian C. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2018
Aural preparation is operationally defined as hearing, performing, decoding, and creating rhythms or pitches aurally prior to the introduction of music notation. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of aural preparation on second grade students' music literacy rhythm skills (i.e. reading, performing, and dictation). The research…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Music Education, Musical Composition
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Della Pietra, Christopher J.; Bidner, Sara; Devaney, Thomas A. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of preservice elementary education classroom teachers toward teaching music and the importance of music in the school curriculum as they prepare to enter the field in an era of high stakes testing, state standards, and accountability. More specifically, responses to twenty-nine statements…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Student Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Gauthier, Delores; Dunn, Robert E. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2004
This pilot study compared two approaches for teaching rhythm reading skills to first-grade children. Two intact first-grade classes participated in six lessons focusing on simple rhythms (4 beats using eighth and quarter notes). The lessons were based on the same musical materials; only the approach was varied. After random assignment, Class 1…
Descriptors: Scores, Teaching Methods, Music Reading, Pretests Posttests