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|Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris|
|The purpose of this action research is to develop the pupils’ music reading skills
through a Kodály-based approach. The pupils were facing difficulties in reading
music notations, which is acquired in current Year 4 music curriculum of Kurikulum
Standard Sekolah Rendah (KSSR). This study was conducted in a government
Chinese primary school in Selangor, Malaysia. A total of 32 pupils from Year 4 were
selected to participate in the research. The Year 4 music curriculum from KSSR was
used with the adaptation of Kodály based-approach in this study. Concurrently,
singing activities using solfege, Chinese children folk songs, games, and colored
notations were applied in developing the pupils’ music reading skills. This action
research was based on the model by Zuber-Skerritt where the cycle of plan, act,
observe and reflect were used in the main cycles followed by the refined cycles. A
total of 8 main cycles and 19 refined cycles were used. Video recordings, pupils’
written work from activities, singing and written music reading assessment, field
notes, informal interviews as well as reflective journal were used as the data
collection. The finding shows that there were improvements in music reading skills of
the pupils at the end of the music reading assessment. The implication of the study
shows that the incorporation of Kodály based approach significantly enhances pupils’
music reading skills.|
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