Melody, Language and the Development of Singing in the Curriculum

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Abstract

In this study, the author examines the relationship between tone production and language among children from Ghana. The results suggest that linguistic content influences melodic movement. To a large extent, the singing development of these children is made possible through play and the other culturally acceptable repertoire that they hear around them. The author concludes that teachers should be encouraged to develop exercises that enhance vocal development while rooted within the children’s musical cultures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-148
Number of pages10
JournalBritish Journal of Music Education
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

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Melody, Language and the Development of Singing in the Curriculum. / Addo, A O.

In: British Journal of Music Education, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1998, p. 139-148.

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