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An interactive sound recognition game for primary school children

Leen De Bruyn UGent, Dirk Moelants UGent, Pieter Coussement UGent and Marc Leman UGent (2009) Conference of the European Network of Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children, 4th, Proceedings. p.397-408
abstract
Sound recognition is an important element in musical development. Young children can easily recognize concrete sounds of which the sound source is easily identifiable, but the discrimination of more abstract musical signals develops only slowly. To study the development of sound discrimination and identification in primary school children, an interactive game was developed which allows to study this topic in an ecologically valid and fun way. Sound discrimination and identification of timbre and melody were investigated in six grades of primary school (age 6 to 11). Results show that there is a significant impact of age on both sound recognition and sound identification. We also found a significant correlation between the identification of sounds in a post-questionnaire and the ability to recognize sounds during the game. Furthermore, we found that children have less difficulty with timbre recognition, even very abstract timbres, than with melody recognition, and this in all six grades. Findings of the present experiment will contribute to an educational method in teaching sound recognition to primary school children and lead to the development of an age-appropriate interactive sound recognition game for music education.
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conference
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keyword
sound recognition, music education, musical development, interactive game
in
Conference of the European Network of Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children, 4th, Proceedings
pages
397 - 408
conference name
4th Conference of the European Network of Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children
conference location
Bologna, Italy
conference start
2009-07-22
conference end
2009-07-25
language
English
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yes
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C1
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I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
id
761302
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-761302
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2009-10-06 22:39:02
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2016-12-19 15:36:14
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  abstract     = {Sound recognition is an important element in musical development. Young children can easily recognize concrete sounds of which the sound source is easily identifiable, but the discrimination of more abstract musical signals develops only slowly. 
To study the development of sound discrimination and identification in primary school children, an interactive game was developed which allows to study this topic in an ecologically valid and fun way. Sound discrimination and identification of timbre and melody were investigated in six grades of primary school (age 6 to 11). Results show that there is a significant impact of age on both sound recognition and sound identification. We also found a significant correlation between the identification of sounds in a post-questionnaire and the ability to recognize sounds during the game. Furthermore, we found that children have less difficulty with timbre recognition, even very abstract timbres, than with melody recognition, and this in all six grades. Findings of the present experiment will contribute to an educational method in teaching sound recognition to primary school children and lead to the development of an age-appropriate interactive sound recognition game for music education.},
  author       = {De Bruyn, Leen and Moelants, Dirk and Coussement, Pieter and Leman, Marc},
  booktitle    = {Conference of the European Network of Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children, 4th, Proceedings},
  keyword      = {sound recognition,music education,musical development,interactive game},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Bologna, Italy},
  pages        = {397--408},
  title        = {An interactive sound recognition game for primary school children},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
De Bruyn, Leen, Dirk Moelants, Pieter Coussement, and Marc Leman. 2009. “An Interactive Sound Recognition Game for Primary School Children.” In Conference of the European Network of Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children, 4th, Proceedings, 397–408.
APA
De Bruyn, L., Moelants, D., Coussement, P., & Leman, M. (2009). An interactive sound recognition game for primary school children. Conference of the European Network of Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children, 4th, Proceedings (pp. 397–408). Presented at the 4th Conference of the European Network of Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children.
Vancouver
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De Bruyn L, Moelants D, Coussement P, Leman M. An interactive sound recognition game for primary school children. Conference of the European Network of Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children, 4th, Proceedings. 2009. p. 397–408.
MLA
De Bruyn, Leen, Dirk Moelants, Pieter Coussement, et al. “An Interactive Sound Recognition Game for Primary School Children.” Conference of the European Network of Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children, 4th, Proceedings. 2009. 397–408. Print.