The Role of Singing in the NEMP Tests

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Cover | Contents | List of Tables | List of Charts
Acknowledgements | Abstract
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: The Role of Singing in Music Education
– Singing as part of culture
– Physical benefits of singing
– The sound experience
– The effects of traning and enculturation
– References
Chapter Three: A Discussion of the Singing Process and Means of Evaluation

– A discussion of some of the technicalities involved in    the singing process
  1. Singing at the Primary level
  2. Singing at the Intermediate level

– The means of evaluation
  1. Group testing of musical ability
  2. Individual tests
  3. The role of pitch and melodic memory in musical ability tests
  4. Other types of testing

– Conclusion
– References

Chapter Four: Analysis of Singing Tasks in NEMP
– External influences on students' responses
  1. The video camera
  2. Extraneous noise
  3. The role of the Teacher/Administrator (T/A)

– A study of relatively inaccurate intonation
– Ability to pitch the first note
– Coping with an uncomfortable pitch
– Summary
– References
Chapter Five: Conclusion
– Recommendations
  1. The singing tasks
The role of the Teacher/Administrator (T/A)
  3. Extraneous noise

– Concluding remarks
– References


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