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A comparison of aural and visual instrument preferences of third and fifth grade students

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Rebecca B. MacLeod, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Instrument preferences of third and fifth-grade students (N = 90) were investigated for eight instruments commonly found in orchestra and band: flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello, trumpet, French horn, and trombone. Participants were divided into two groups and asked to identify their favorite and least favorite instrument from a list of the eight instruments. One class each of third and fifth-grade students, Group A, listened to aural examples of the instruments and rated preferences for each instrument. The other two classes, Group B, rated pictures of each instrument. Overall rat- ings placed the eight instruments in the following order of preference: violin, flute, cello, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and French horn. A significant interaction between grade, gender, and instruments indicated little difference between genders in instrument preference at the third-grade level, but in fifth-grade, females preferred flute, violin, and cello more than males. No significant difference was found between the two methods of testing.

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