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Bibliography: Experimental Research

Updated January 24, 2019

Achilles, E. R. (1991).  A review of research involving movement responses to music among preschool children: 1980-1990. Music in Early Childhood: A Research Journal 1(1), 8-11.  

Alperson, R. (1995). A qualitative study of Dalcroze eurhythmics classes for adults. Dissertation Abstracts International, 56(10). (AAT 9603274).

Ardrey, C. M. (1999). Middle school general music: Kodaly, Dalcroze, Orff and the developmental needs of adolescents. D.M.A. dissertation, Temple University, Pennsylvania. Dissertations & Theses: A&I. (Publication No. AAT 9938640).  

Berger, L. M. (1999). The effects of Dalcroze eurhythmics instruction on selected music competencies of third- and fifth-grade general music students.  Ph.D. dissertation, University of Minnesota, Minnesota. Dissertations & Theses: A&I. (Publication No. AAT 9934934).

Boyle, J. D. (1970). The effect of prescribed rhythmical movements on the ability to read music at sight. Journal of Research in Music Education 18, 307-318.

Bugos, K. M. (2011). New York State early-career teachers' selection and use of pedagogical approaches in elementary general music. Ph.D. dissertation, University of New York at Buffalo, New York.  Dissertation & Theses: 3475296.

Chagnon, R. D. (2001). A comparison of five choral directors' use of movement to facilitate learning in rehearsals. D.M.A. dissertation, Arizona State University, Arizona. Dissertations & Theses: A&I. (Publication No. AAT 3002819).  

Cheek, H. Y. (1979). The effects of psychomotor experiences on the perception of selected musical elements and the formation of self-concept. Dissertation Abstracts International, 40, 2530A. (University Microfilms No. 79-25, 121).

Connors, D. N. (1995). The use of movement by elementary general music specialists in the Los Angeles Public Schools. D.M.E. dissertation, University of Cincinnati, Ohio. Dissertations & Theses: A&I. (Publication No. AAT 9538258).

Crumpler, S. E. (1983). The effect of Dalcroze eurhythmics on melodic musical growth of first grade students. Dissertation Abstracts International, 43, 2587A. (University Microfilms No. 82-29, 498).

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Ferguson, L. (2005).  The role of movement in elementary music education: A literature review. Update 23,2.

Frego, R. J. D. (1996).  Determining personal tempo in elementary-aged children through gross motor movements. Southeastern Journal of Music Education 8, 138-145.

Frego, R. J. D. ((1998). The assessment of the elementary-aged child's ability to skip and the implications in the music classroom. Contributions to Music Education 25(2), 51-62.

Frego, R. J. D. (1999). Effects of aural and visual conditions on response to perceived artistic tension in music and dance. Journal of Research in Music Education 47(1), 31-43.

Joseph, A. S. (1982). A Dalcroze eurhythmics approach to music learning in kindergarten through rhythmic movement, ear-training and improvisation. Dissertation Abstracts International, 44, 420A. (University Microfilms No. 83-14, 549).

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Manganello, R. B. (2011). Movement in the middle school choral rehearsal. Ph.D. dissertation, Boston University, Massachusetts. Dissertations & Theses: A&I. (Publication No. AAT 902708793).

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Nalbandian, M. R. (1994). Application of the Dalcroze philosophy of music education to the music major piano class. D.M.A. dissertation, University of Washington, Washington. Dissertations & Theses: A&I. (Publication No. AAT 9509385).  

Revkin, L. K. (1984). An historical and philosophical inquiry into the development of Dalcroze eurhythmics and its influence on music education in the French cantons of Switzerland. Ph.D. dissertation, Northwestern University, Illinois. Dissertations & Theses: A&I. (Publication No. AAT 303313106).

Rose, S. E. (1995). The effects of Dalcroze eurhythmics on beat competency performance skills of kindergarten, first-, and second-grade children. Dissertation Abstracts International, 56(06). (AAT 9531852).

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Stone, S. G. (1985).  An analysis of instructional procedures in a college level Dalcroze eurhythmics class. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dissertations & Theses: A&I. (Publication No. AAT 8601426).  

Wang, D. P. (2008). The quantifying analysis of effectiveness of music learning through the Dalcroze musical method. US-China Education Review 5(9), 32-39.

Zachopoulou, E., Drri, V., Chatzopoulou, D., & Elinoudis, T. (2003). The application of Orff and Dalcroze activities in preschool children: Do they affect the level of rhythmic ability? Physical Educator; 60(2), 51 -58.

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