Committee Chair

Lee, William R.

Committee Member

Harris, Lee D.; Ford, J. Kevin

Department

Dept. of Music

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

This research explores whether subjects have a preference for an audio-only (AO) presentation or an audio-visual (AV) presentation of the same piece of music. The research was conducted in two parts as a pilot study and as a main study. In the pilot study, the adult subjects were directed to the website YouTube where they listened to an audio and an audio-visual recording. During each presentation, the subjects ranked segments at 30-second intervals on a Likert scale from strongly-dislike to strongly-like. Using x2, a statistically significant difference was found in the “Dislike” category with a x2 of 14.44 and the “Strongly Like” category with a x2 of 10.424 in favor of audio-visual type presentations. In the main study, fourth- and fifth-grade subjects listened to AO and AV presentations of excerpts from eight pieces of music in varying styles. There was a statistically significant difference between AV and AO results: unpaired t-test, t = 3.1422, df = 14, p = < .05.

Degree

M. M.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Music.

Date

8-2013

Subject

Music -- Instruction and study

Discipline

Music Education

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

ix, 36 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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