Musical Education and Rhythm Understanding

Hardalac N.

ANTHROPOLOGIST, cilt.18, sa.3, ss.793-798, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/09720073.2014.11891611
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.793-798


Previous researches have provedthat music education ignites brain activity. The paper shows the relation between musical education taken before and rhythm comprehending performance as a brain activity, the research was made on Turkish Folk Dancers. In the present research, -total ten participants (8 participants from Hoy-Tur Folk Dance Ensemble and 2 participants from Karagoz Folk Dance Ensemble)- five participants who have not been musical-trained and five dancers who have been musical trained were included. Each participant was asked to repeat the sample rhythm that had been recorded before. The developed software that is based on beat tracking on energy flux of audio signals algorithm compared participants' rhythms and sample rhythm with respect to their energy and timing rate and informedthat musical-trained dancers are more successful than non-trained ones with about 84% (percent) and 82% (percent) rates respectively.