Title

The Effect Of Musical Instrument On The Ability To Hear Differences In Intonation.

Author(s)

Dylan McCormick

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physics

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if the instrument one plays affects his or her ability to hear the differences in notes that are close in frequency. It was hypothesized that students that play brass instruments would be able to hear differences in Bb easier, while students that play woodwind instruments would be able to head differences in A easier. Sixty different trials were conducted for each student subject. A drone was played and then a seconds pitch of 20 hz higher or lower, 10 hz higher or lower, or of the same frequency was played so that students could attempt to hear the difference. The data showed that there was not much difference in the values that each section tested. An ANOVA was conducted to see if there was a significant difference in the data collected for each section. The data showed that there was no significant difference (p > 0.05). The hypothesis was not supported.

Location

Owens 104

Start Date

4-16-2016 11:15 AM

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Apr 16th, 11:15 AM

The Effect Of Musical Instrument On The Ability To Hear Differences In Intonation.

Owens 104

The purpose of this study was to determine if the instrument one plays affects his or her ability to hear the differences in notes that are close in frequency. It was hypothesized that students that play brass instruments would be able to hear differences in Bb easier, while students that play woodwind instruments would be able to head differences in A easier. Sixty different trials were conducted for each student subject. A drone was played and then a seconds pitch of 20 hz higher or lower, 10 hz higher or lower, or of the same frequency was played so that students could attempt to hear the difference. The data showed that there was not much difference in the values that each section tested. An ANOVA was conducted to see if there was a significant difference in the data collected for each section. The data showed that there was no significant difference (p > 0.05). The hypothesis was not supported.