Intonation tendencies of selected university flute, oboe, and clarinet players

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Ray Edward Church (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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James W. Sherbon

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the intonation tendencies of flute, oboe, and clarinet players after accounting for the effects of instrument intonation deficiencies. Twenty-seven university students served as subjects in three groups (n = 9 per group). The subjects performed 15 scale tones of their respective instruments during pitch-matching trials involving a common set of sawtooth wave stimulus 'tones. The research design was a mixed 3 (instrument) X 15 (scale tone) factorial analysis of covariance with a covariate (intonation deficiencies) changing across trials. The dependent variable was a measurement, in cent deviation, of intonation tendencies. The covariate was a measurement of the flat and sharp intonation deficiencies of instrument scale tones. The adjusted: means of the dependent variable represented intonation tendencies after statistically controlling for possible effects of the covariate.

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Language: English
Date: 1989
Flute players
Oboe players

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