Thesis Title

The Kodaly Method and Traditional Methods in Elementary Music Education

Date of Graduation

Summer 1989

Degree

Master of Music

Department

Music

Committee Chair

Wayne Harrell

Subject Categories

Music

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine if a greater degree of achievement occurred, in the areas of music literacy, pitch matching and tonal memory, between two different methodologies currently being employed in the teaching of music education at the primary grade level. The two methods of instruction used were the Kodaly method and a traditional method. Using a post-test-only control group design and a t test for independent samples, it was found that the first grade students (N=46) instructed using the Kodaly method achieved significantly higher scores on a teacher-made test than the first grade students (N=33) who were instructed using the more traditional approach or method. It was concluded that the implementation of the Kodaly method resulted in greater achievement in the areas of music literacy, pitch matching and tonal memory.

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© Vicky L Scott

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