Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association


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    Author Angela Barker

     

    Adachi, M. & Trehub, S. E. (2012). Canadian and Japanese preschoolers’ creation of happy and sad songs. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind & Brain, 21(1 & 2), 69–82. Retrieved April 26, 2014.doi: 10.1037/h0094005

    Adachi and Trehub examined preschool children’s use of words and melody to convey happy and sad feelings in invented songs. The study involved 66 children and was divided into two experiments: Experiment 1 with Canadian preschool children, Experiment 2 with Japanese preschool children. Citing the cultural, social, and educational differences between the two groups of children, the researchers anticipated prominent contrasts in how the children approached the task and their creative outcomes.

    Of the 66 children participating, 35 were asked to make up a happy song, and 31 to make up a sad song. The text and melodies featured in…

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