Aural training by distance for tertiary music students: evaluation of a prototype

Gearing, Phillip (2010) Aural training by distance for tertiary music students: evaluation of a prototype. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany. ISBN 978-3-8383-3763-0

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A six-semester distance mode prototype aural training programme was developed at the University of Southern Queensland and delivered to tertiary music students throughout Australia and overseas including Singapore, New Zealand, south-east Asia and the United Kingdom. A pre-test/post-test model assessing three groups was applied to the first semester of the programme. The study sought to compare results within and between the three groups in the areas of rhythmic perception, melodic perception scale/mode recognition and interval recognition, and to find corelations between demographic data and test performance. External students achieved higher levels of improvement for all acuities than internal and control group students. The findings indicate that students learning multiple instruments and students learning piano perform aural tasks better than students learning only a melody line instrument (including voice). Tertiary music schools experiencing funding contraints may be able to re-organise aural tuition practice either to replace or augment face-to-face classes with external training materials without sacrificing the quality of teaching.

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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2010 Lambert Academic Publishing.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Music
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2013 02:04
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2014 02:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: aural training; distance education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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