The effect of a theoretical listening study on the performance of jr. high clarinetists

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L. Carol Needham Hooker (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Jack Jarrett

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to find whether listening skills could be improved through a specific teaching program and, if improvement did occur, whether it would affect the performance ability of those involved in the study. It was hypothesized that there would be a difference between a group of junior-high school band students who underwent such a study and those who had no specific training in listening skills. Twelve junior-high clarinetists were selected for the study and were randomly divided into two sections of six students each. A tape recording was made of each student performing the same piece before and after the study. The six experimental students met with the researcher in • twelve weekly sessions to listen to selections chosen by the researcher. These selections were played on the piano in various ways to exemplify the concepts of tonality, meter, and phrasing, which were then discussed with the group. The control group had no theory study, except that which occurred in regular band rehearsals.

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Language: English
Date: 1975
Clarinet $x Instruction and study

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