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ERIC Number: EJ840943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8755-1233
Aesthetic Experiences with Music: Musicians versus Children
Paul, Phyllis M.
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v27 n2 p38-43 2009
This study, which is a replication and extension of earlier research by Paul, examines the correspondence of perceived aesthetic experiences between musicians, in the present investigation, and children, from Paul's previous experiment. As did fourth-grade students (N = 60) in Paul's earlier study, 56 adult musicians listened to Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini," Op. 43, Variation 18, and used a Continuous Response Digital Interface (CRDI) to simultaneously indicate reactions. Mean group responses were calculated and graphed. Visual analysis of graphs indicates that children did not differ substantially from musicians in their reaction to the excerpt, and correspondence between the two groups, computed using Pearson correlation coefficients, showed a strong positive correlation, r = 0.87, which was significant at the p less than 0.001 level. These results are consistent with those from previous studies that found little difference in the frequency or magnitude of perceived aesthetic responses between adult musicians and nonmusicians. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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