Children's Pattern Perception, Accuracy, and Preference in Three Response Modes

Title:
Children's Pattern Perception, Accuracy, and Preference in Three Response Modes
Authors:
Bennett, Peggy, D.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to investigate the length of patterns children perceived from melodic contexts and their preference and accuracy in three response modes for demonstrating those patterns. Eighteen students, six each from Grades 4, 2, and kindergarten, participated in 10 videotaped sessions and were asked to demonstrate their perceptions in vocal, motor, and graphic response modes. Results indicated that students were not significantly more accurate in one response mode than in another, nor were age-groups significantly different from each other in accuracy of responses. The most frequently preferred response mode was the vocal mode, and mode preferences became more varied with increased age. Results also indicated that each age-group perceived patterns fitting a four-beat duration significantly more frequently than other pattern lengths. Also, with apparent focus on figural groupings, 16 of the 18 students accurately included anacruses in their response patterns more than 50% of the time.
Citation:
Bennett, Peggy D. 1991. "Children's Pattern Perception, Accuracy, and Preference in Three Response Modes." Journal of Research in Music Education 39(1): 74-85.
Publisher:
MENC: The National Association for Music Education/SAGE Publications
DATE ISSUED:
1991
Department:
Music Education
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.2307/3344610
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309775

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBennett, Peggy, D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:17:35Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:17:35Zen
dc.date.issued1991en
dc.identifier.citationBennett, Peggy D. 1991. "Children's Pattern Perception, Accuracy, and Preference in Three Response Modes." Journal of Research in Music Education 39(1): 74-85.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0022-4294en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309775en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the length of patterns children perceived from melodic contexts and their preference and accuracy in three response modes for demonstrating those patterns. Eighteen students, six each from Grades 4, 2, and kindergarten, participated in 10 videotaped sessions and were asked to demonstrate their perceptions in vocal, motor, and graphic response modes. Results indicated that students were not significantly more accurate in one response mode than in another, nor were age-groups significantly different from each other in accuracy of responses. The most frequently preferred response mode was the vocal mode, and mode preferences became more varied with increased age. Results also indicated that each age-group perceived patterns fitting a four-beat duration significantly more frequently than other pattern lengths. Also, with apparent focus on figural groupings, 16 of the 18 students accurately included anacruses in their response patterns more than 50% of the time.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMENC: The National Association for Music Education/SAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/3344610en
dc.subject.departmentMusic Educationen_US
dc.titleChildren's Pattern Perception, Accuracy, and Preference in Three Response Modesen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Research in Music Educationen_US
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