Identifier

etd-0710102-150954

Degree

Master of Music (MM)

Department

Music

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of aural modeling in guided practice through the Internet on the sight-singing improvement of elementary education majors. Students enrolled in a music methods course for elementary education majors (N=37) used software delivered via the Internet to practice sight-singing. The experimental web page included visual examples of sight-singing exercises as well as aural modeling of each of the exercises. The control web page included only visual examples. A t test for independent samples indicated no significant difference in the posttest scores of the two groups in rhythm (p > .05), pitch on solfege (p > .05), or pitch on text (p > .05) at the conclusion of the 15 weeks of study. However, both groups did improve significantly from pretest to posttest, indicating that the skill of sight-singing can be taught to elementary education majors using multimedia technology.

Date

2002

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

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Committee Chair

Evelyn K. Orman

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