Segmentation of music in children: from pre-school to adolescence

Event Date: 
Thursday, 14 March, 2019 - 12:00
Lorena Mihelač, PhD, ŠČ Novo mesto, Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School

The lecture deals with the perception of melody and its segmentation in children, from pre-school to adolescence. The results obtained in the two experiments from January to April 2018, will be shown. With the first experiment, the hypothesis was tested, that children/adolescents are using for memorizing a melody, musical phrases as a strategy for combining smaller musical structural parts into a larger one. In the second experiment, the hypothesis was tested that breathing while singing a melody is closely correlated with the segmentation of the melody.

The results of the (dis)similarity will also be displayed by comparing the human and computer segmentation of the same test material.

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