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Quartal harmony for guitar: A CAI field test

, California State University, Dominguez Hills, United States

California State University, Dominguez Hills . Awarded


The purpose of this study was to design, create and evaluate the effectiveness of a Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) program that taught the music concept of quartal harmony on the guitar. Quartal Harmony for Guitar was developed using Macromedia Director 8.5, scripted in the Lingo programming language, and targeted intermediate to advanced guitar students. The software featured remedial branching and online reference materials. The study was a single-group, pretest-posttest design that utilized multimedia-capable personal computers, the software (on CD-ROM) and guitar students, with guitars in-hand, to assess the effectiveness of five learning modules on the stated topic. Analysis of the results indicated a significant improvement in posttest scores and suggested that this CAI software was effective in teaching quartal harmony to guitar players.*

*This dissertation is a compound document (contains both a paper copy and a CD as part of the dissertation). The CD requires the following system requirements: Microsoft Office; Internet Browser.


Spores, C. Quartal harmony for guitar: A CAI field test. Master's thesis, California State University, Dominguez Hills. Retrieved October 18, 2019 from .

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