Effect of Practice and Media on the Development of Kindergarten Beat Competency

July 1, 1996 / By: Francine Evens

The purpose of this study was to examine the significance of practice towards beat competency within a short time span. Although beat competency is a major goal in the kindergarten curriculum, only 61% of first graders can perform with underlying beat (Weikart, 1987). The hypothesis of this study was that more time given to practice will improve capability of beat competency, even within a ten week time span.