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The Effect of Musical Mode, Major or Minor, on Motivating Children with Asperger's Syndrome

Abstract The purpose of this research project is to explore which musical mode, major and minor, is more effective to motivate children with Asperger's syndrome. To determine the more effective mode, the researcher has conducted experiments with seven students, two female and five male, with Asperger's syndrome on motivation for participation. Simple dance movements were used as a method of measurement for their motivation. The subjects' task was copying the researcher's simple dance with music, in major or minor mode, or with no music. There were three conditions, no music, major music, and minor music. However, the first dance of the experiments that had no music condition was not measured as it was a pre-test. All of the subjects ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Yun, Yeo Kwang (Author) / Crowe, Barbara (Advisor) / Rio, Robin (Committee member) / Stauffer, Sandra (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Asperger's Syndrome / Children / Effect / Major or Minor / Motivating / Musical Mode
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 63 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.M. Music Therapy 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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