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The effect of length of listening example on preference ratings of sixth-grade general music students

Posted on:2003-03-02Degree:M.M.EType:Thesis
University:University of Missouri - Kansas CityCandidate:Kirchhoff, Aaron DeanFull Text:PDF
The purpose of this study was to determine if the length of a listening example used in the music classroom affects a student's attitude or preference towards that example. Sixth grade general music students (N = 222) were divided into three groups which listened to excerpts from Bizet's Symphony in C Major, mvt. IV, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor, mvt. IV, and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 in A Major, mvt. IV. All groups heard the examples in the same order but the lengths of each selection varied. Students indicated preference ratings on a student response form at three different intervals during the listening procedure.; Results indicated no significant difference in student preference ratings between students listening to each length of example. Results also showed no significant difference in student preference ratings from beginning to the end of the listening example.
Keywords/Search Tags:Listening example, Preference ratings, Length, Music, Student
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