UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE)

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Journal: 
British Journal of Music Education
Name(s) of Author/Editor(s): 
Esther Mang
Refereed: 
Yes
Volume No.: 
23
Issue No.: 
2
Page numbers of article: 
161-174
Year of publication: 
2006
Country of publication: 
UK
Country of Research Data: 
Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei
Language: 
English
Abstract: 
Literature on children's singing development is largely skewed towards findings based on English-speaking children. The present study aims to fill the gap in research through an investigation of the effects of age, gender and language on the singing competency of Cantonese-speaking children. One hundred and twenty children aged 7 and 9 years participated in the study. Sixty children were Cantonese monolinguals and 60 were English bilinguals. Each child performed individually a criterion song and two independent judges rated the recorded singing performance. Welch's model of Pitch-matching Development (2000) and Rutkowski's Singing Voice Development Measure (1998) were used to evaluate singing competency. Results suggest that melodic singing achievement and the ability to use a singing voice are moderately related to singing behaviours. Evidence suggests that gender and language but not age affects singing competency. 
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