Designing and Implementing a Program to Enhance Music Theory Skills Through Integrated Learning Exercises

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Wayne David Barkley Jr. (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Janita Byars

Abstract: This study examines the effectiveness of integrating a music theory workbook and theory concepts directly into the performance repertoire of 5 middle schools. Over a 3-week to 3-month treatment period, the activities include identifying and integrating the target concepts within each daily rehearsal. An examination of the scope and sequence of 7 beginning band method books, a survey of a sample of music educators of the North Carolina Music Educators Association, contacts within the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and contacts with other area universities helps determine the best focus for the project. The program consists of 14 groups in both band and choral disciplines. A pre-test determines baseline knowledge, and a post-test determines the level of growth. Overall results are positive and post-test scores show improvement in 325 out of 348 participants.

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Language: English
Date: 2005
Music Theory Workbook, Middle School, Daily Rehearsal, Band Method Books, North Carolina Music Educators Association, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Music Educators, Choral Disciplines

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