Learning Music Composers' Styles: To Block or to Interleave?
Sarah Shi Hui Wong, Amanda Chern Min Low, Sean HK Kang, Stephen Wee Hun Lim
Journal of Research in Music Education | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020
The ability to recognize and distinguish among varying musical styles is essential to developing aural skills and musicianship. Yet, this task can be difficult for music learners, particularly nonexperts. To address this challenge and guide music education practice, this study drew on cognitive psychological principles to investigate the effect of interleaved presentation of music pieces by various classical music composers on learning to identify these composers’ styles. Participants with 4 or fewer years of musical experience were presented with music pieces from six composers in an interleaved manner (alternating between listening to different composers’ works) and music pieces from anoth..View full abstract
Awarded by National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Heads and Deanery Research Support Scheme grant
The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was supported in part by a National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Heads and Deanery Research Support Scheme grant (R-581-000-192-101) awarded to Stephen Wee Hun Lim.