Perception and production of linguistic and musical rhythm by Korean and English middle school students
Creators:Slobodian, Lydia N.
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Publisher:Empirical Musicology Review
Citation:Empirical Musicology Review, v3 n4 (October 2008), 187-204
I examine rhythmic tendencies of Korean and Western middle school students in linguistic and abstract musical contexts using a series of speaking and clapping experiments. Results indicate a preference in both groups for beat subdivisions in small integer ratios and simple binary metric interpretations. These preferences are consistently more exaggerated in native English speaking students than in Korean students. Tempo was a significant factor in all tasks.