Rhythm and movement : an objective analysis of their association with music aptitude

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Janet L.S. Moore (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Walter Wehner

Abstract: It was the purpose of this study to investigate the nature and characteristics of rhythm aptitude and its part in developmental music aptitude. Group lessons in rhythm and movement were administered to primary-age students to investigate the effect of special instruction upon the rhythm aptitude and music aptitude of these students. The subjects of the experimental group (n = 85) were students from four 2nd- and 3rd-grade classes chosen from an urban public school. These students were administered special instruction in rhythm and movement for a treatment period of ten weeks. Four other 2nd- and 3rd-grade classes in the same school system were chosen as a control group (n = 80). The students of this control group were administered traditional music instruction for the same treatment period. A second control group (n = 95) consisted of students selected from 2nd- and 3rd-grade classes from another urban public school where no formal music instruction was administered. A music aptitude test was administered to the experimental and control groups as pre- and posttests to examine and compare possible changes in rhythm aptitude and music aptitude.

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Language: English
Date: 1984
Rhythm in children
Movement education
Musical ability $x Testing

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