An Investigation into the Stability of Students' Timbre Preferences from the Sixth through the Tenth Grade

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The purpose of the study was to determine whether students' timbre preferences in the sixth grade remain stable through the tenth grade. The investigation also examined whether gender, band instruction, or musical home environment makes any difference in influencing the stability of students' timbre preferences from grade six through ten. Students' timbre preferences at the beginning of the study were compared to their preferences four years later. The students' timbre preferences were obtained by employing Gordon's Instrument Timbre Preference Test (ITPT). A questionnaire was also utilized at the conclusion of the study to determine which students had musical home environments ... continued below

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May, Brack M. (Brack Miles) May 1995.

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The purpose of the study was to determine whether students' timbre preferences in the sixth grade remain stable through the tenth grade. The investigation also examined whether gender, band instruction, or musical home environment makes any difference in influencing the stability of students' timbre preferences from grade six through ten. Students' timbre preferences at the beginning of the study were compared to their preferences four years later. The students' timbre preferences were obtained by employing Gordon's Instrument Timbre Preference Test (ITPT). A questionnaire was also utilized at the conclusion of the study to determine which students had musical home environments and which did not. All sixth grade students enrolled in a single school district took the ITPT. Each student's scores were tallied and ranked in order to determine their timbre preferences; four years later they were retested and their scores were ranked again.

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May, Brack M. (Brack Miles). An Investigation into the Stability of Students' Timbre Preferences from the Sixth through the Tenth Grade, dissertation, May 1995; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277703/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .