Les effets de l'apprentissage du chant avec ou sans les gestes Curwen sur la justesse vocale et les habiletés perceptives des élèves de la maternelle

Authors: Boisvert, Stéphanie
Advisor: Bolduc, Jonathan; Moreno Sala, Maria Teresa
Abstract: The effects of learning to sing with and without Curwen hand signs on singing accuracy and perceptual abilities in kindergarten-age children were compared. Participants comprised an experimental group (Curwen signs) and a control group (without signs), each containing 33 children aged 5 to 6 years. All participants took 30 music lessons centered on learning songs. The experimental group learned songs using Curwen signs and the control group learned the same songs without signs. Before and after instruction, all participants were tested on singing accuracy and melodic perception. Short-term memory was assessed to ensure between-group equivalence. Complementary data were gathered from a parent-completed questionnaire on the home music environment. Results showed significantly improved singing accuracy and melodic perception from pretest to post-test for all participants. However, no significant difference in singing accuracy and melodic perception was found between the Curwen group compared to controls, or between boys and girls. Results showed a moderate positive correlation between vocal accuracy and perceptual abilities (r = .44), with higher vocal accuracy associated with higher perceptual abilities. In addition, the home music environment appeared to foster melodic perception, more specifically, recognition of a four-note melody, but with no significant effect on singing accuracy.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2020
Open Access Date: 7 July 2020
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/39749
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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