As one aspect of a larger problem on the genesis of pitch behavior from birth through the fifth year, 37 four and five-year old children in preschool were given 28 practices on a song over a period of 14 days. These practices were given as group practices during the regular music period. At the end of the practice period each child recorded the song on a dictaphone record, first in the key of the practice period (the investigator gave the starting pitch), and then in a key 3 semi-tones lower.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Hattwick, Melvin S.
"Are We Giving the Child a Chance Musically?,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 40(1), 197-198.
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