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Relationship of selected listener variables and musical preference of young students in Singapore

Teo, T.ORCID: 0000-0002-7552-8497 (2007) Relationship of selected listener variables and musical preference of young students in Singapore. Music Education Research, 7 (3). pp. 349-362.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14613800500324556
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between selected listener variables and musical preference of young students in Singapore. Based on the Leblanc 1982 LeBlanc model, gender, age, race, musical training and familiarity were chosen as independent variables. The data collected showed that musical preference was also influenced by other variables such as tempo, dynamics, timbre, melody, function of music, musical style and rhythm. Results revealed no significant differences in musical preference by age and musical training. However, there were significant differences in the musical preferences of participants by gender, race and familiarity. Practical implications for teachers are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/48310
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