The effects of bamboo xylophone accompaniment on the development of music aptitude and singing achievement in primary two children

Jinky Jane C Simeon, (2011) The effects of bamboo xylophone accompaniment on the development of music aptitude and singing achievement in primary two children. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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The purpose of this research was to investigate the effect on the use of bamboo xylophone accompaniment as harmonic accompaniment on the development of tonal aptitude, rhythm aptitude and singing achievement in primary two children. Four classes (n=80) from two public schools in the city of Kota Kinabalu were randomly chosen served as control and experimental groups. The control group received music instruction without harmonic accompaniment while the experimental group received music instruction with bamboo xylophone as harmonic accompaniment. The Intermediate Measures of Music Audiation (IMMA) test was administered to all subjects (n=80) as pre-test and post-test. Each child sang two criterion songs and they recorded individually before and after the 12 weeks treatment period. The Singing achievement test was evaluated by three evaluators by using the Singing Achievement Rating Scales. The researcher failed to find statistically Significant difference in the tonal and rhythm aptitude test. However, there was significant effect on the Singing achievement between the two groups in the comparison of pre-test and post-test mean gain scores. Moreover, the percentage of children in the experimental group improved more than the control group. This suggested that future study of this experiment would have to include with longitudinal and using a larger sample size.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:bamboo xylophone, harmonic accompaniment, development of tonal aptitude, rhythm aptitude, singing achievement
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Arts Studies
ID Code:6593
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:18 Jul 2013 09:57
Last Modified:18 Jul 2013 09:57

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