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Sensory Gating, Focus of Attention, and the Practice of String Repertoire

Title: Sensory Gating, Focus of Attention, and the Practice of String Repertoire: A Study of Visual Stimulus Reduction.
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Name(s): Svetik, Amber, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Bachelor Thesis
Date Issued: 2017-12-11
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Musicians spend multiple hours practicing on a daily basis in the pursuit of successful performances. Efficient practicing, therefore, is of utmost priority to the training of successful musicians. Pedagogues and educators alike have designed strategies for effective practice, but few have included the use of the sensory stimulus reduction and its effects on performance. This study compares participants practicing from memory and participants practicing with reduced visual stimuli to participants practicing as they regularly would on a daily basis. Improvement of treatment groups was measured by intonation accuracy and presence of expression. Although there was not a significant difference in overall intonation and expression, of the seven notes analyzed, three notes at the beginning of the excerpt, B5, E6, and E4, showed significantly improved intonation for the reduced visual stimulus treatment group. Discussion suggests future replication of this study for a heterogeneous participant group (i.e. viola, cello, and bass), and how the results of the present study may influence instructional techniques of music educators.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1513024558_60b70231 (IID)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1513024558_60b70231
Owner Institution: FSU

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Svetik, A. (2017). Sensory Gating, Focus of Attention, and the Practice of String Repertoire: A Study of Visual Stimulus Reduction. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1513024558_60b70231