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Title:The Effects of Computer-Assisted Music Instruction on Achievement of Seventh-Grade Students
Author(s):King, Richard Vern
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Peters, G. David
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Music
Education, Secondary
Education, Technology of
Abstract:The purpose was to determine the effectiveness of using computer-assisted music instruction (CAMI) in conjunction with regular classroom instruction for seventh grade students in general music, band, and orchestra classes.
The results were as follows: (1) In comparing the half-period CAMI group with the control group: (a) The CAMI group in band/orchestra scored higher in note and clef identification (SOMA, Part 4) and on the SOMA total; they also made greater pretest-posttest gains in major-minor discrimination (MAT2, Part 1) and on the MAT2 total. (b) The CAMI group in general music scored higher on SOMA, Parts 1 (pitch discrimination), 2 (rhythm discrimination), 4 (notes and clefs), 5 (incomplete measures), and the total. (2) In comparing three groups (students of one general music teacher): (a) There was no significant difference between the two CAMI groups. (b) The whole-period CAMI group scored higher than the control group on SOMA, Parts 2, 4, and total. (c) The half-period CAMI group scored higher than the control group on SOMA, Part 1. (3) General music students who had taken instrumental lessons prior to seventh grade benefited more from CAMI than those who had not. (4) The SQ showed mostly positive attitudes among CAMI users toward music class, computers, and CAMI. Among the band/orchestra CAMI group, girls were more apt than boys to want to use CAMI again.
The investigator concluded that commercial CAMI software can be effectively used as an adjunct to regular classroom music instruction in the junior high school.
Issue Date:1988
Description:199 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8823171
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-15
Date Deposited:1988

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