Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/20216
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Composition
Children
Musical characteristics
Development
Learned
Intuitive
Issue Date: 
Aug-2000
Citation: 
Wright, S. (2000). Characteristics of children's musical inventions using a synthesiser. In D. Apollon, O. Fure & L. Svåsand (Eds.), Approaching a new millennium: Lessons from the past: Prospects for the future: Proceedings of the 7th Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI). Bergen: University of Bergen, HIT Centre.
Abstract: 
Discrimination of musical concepts and ideas, particularly in early childhood, is closely related to learning
through first-hand, trial-and-error experiences using concrete materials. Some researchers (eg, Swanwick
and Tillman, 1986) have studied the development of aural discrimination and the process of creating musical
order by analysing children's improvisations. However, these researchers have not investigated musical
perception and improvisation in relation to other musical dimensions, such as expressiveness, while
composing. This paper provides descriptions of preschool, grade 1, grade 3, grade 5 and grade 7 children's
compositional characteristics while improvising on a synthesiser. It focuses on children's abilities to
incorporate timbral, bodily-kinaesthetic, technical, structural, expressive/imaginative, learned and intuitive
dimensions into their musical compositions.
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This paper was presented at Approaching a new millennium: Lessons from the past, held in Norway from 14 – 18 Aug 2000
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