Pitch discrimination among primary school children

Orpha K. Duell, Richard C. Anderson

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Abstract

STUDIED THE PITCH DISCRIMINATION PERFORMANCE OF 168 1ST, 2ND, AND 3RD GRADERS IN A NATURAL CLASSROOM SETTING. SS JUDGED PAIRS OF PURE TONES PRESENTED BY A TAPE RECORDER AS EITHER THE SAME OR DIFFERENT. THE STANDARD RANGED FROM 390-440 CPS WHILE THE INTERVAL BETWEEN THE STANDARD AND THE COMPARISON RANGED FROM 1/3 OF A 1/2-STEP TO A MAJOR 6TH. 68% OF THE SS DISCRIMINATED INTERVALS AS LARGE AS AND LARGER THAN A 1/2-STEP; HOWEVER, 4% DID NOT DISCRIMINATE DIFFERENCES AS LARGE AS A 6TH. PERFORMANCE IMPROVED FROM THE 1ST-3RD GRADES. PERFORMANCE DID NOT CHANGE WITHIN THE 30-MIN TESTING PERIOD. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-318
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Educational Psychology
Volume58
Issue number6 PART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1967

Keywords

  • PITCH/OF, AGE DIFFERENCES, 1ST-3RD GRADERS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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