Group Title: Effects of private music instruction on middle-school students' musical performance anxiety
Title: The effect of color materials on student performances of original music compositions
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Title: The effect of color materials on student performances of original music compositions
Physical Description: Project in lieu of thesis
Language: English
Creator: Cupp, Lacey
Publisher: College of Fine Arts, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which color materials affected student performance of original music compositions. Twenty-five second-grade students were instructed to compose a melody for a learned rhyme using only the available pitches on the xylophone. The music teacher guided both groups of students through the composition process. Students in Group One used regular pencils to notate their compositions and non-colored mallets to perform their composition on the xylophone. Students in Group Two used colored pencils to notate their compositions. These students performed on the xylophone using colored mallets, which coordinated with the notation of their composition. Performances were recorded and analyzed for accuracy. A point was awarded for each note played as written with a maximum of sixteen points. Student scores ranged from three to sixteen points. A t-test result of p=.03 indicated students using color materials performed more accurately than students using non-color materials.
Publication Status: Published
Thesis: MM in Music Education conferred Fall 2009.
Acquisition: Music Education terminal project
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Bibliographic ID: IR00000038
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Rights Management: Permissions granted to the University of Florida Institutional Repository and University of Florida Digital Collections to allow use by the submitter. All rights reserved by the author.


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