A study of the associations between two means of vocal modeling by a male music teacher and third-grade students' vocal accuracy in singing pitch patterns

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Timothy David Montgomery (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Hilary Apfelstadt

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate possible differences between the effectiveness of two teaching strategies involving vocal modeling by a male teacher and the vocal accuracy of third-grade students. Factors of vocal modeling included: (a) means of vocal modeling (falsetto or normal voice), and (b) mode of testing (patterns presented in falsetto voice, or patterns presented in normal voice). Forty students in two intact classes participated as subjects. Each class was randomly assigned to one of two experimental treatments: E1, in which the falsetto voice was used for vocal modeling, and E2, in which the normal voice was used. Both classes were tauqht by the investigator. Subjects were administered a form of the Boardman Test of Vocal Accuracy as both pre- and posttest. The instructional period lasted twelve weeks. All songs were taught by rote, using the syllable loo.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
Singing $x Instruction and study $v Juvenile
Voice culture $x Study and teaching (Elementary)

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