Interest of Primary School Students in Music

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Vesna Ružić
Ines Cvitković Kalanjoš

Abstract

Teaching music, which is carried out in primary school education through the subject Music Culture plays a major role and forms students’ musical competences as part of the cultural development of students. Listening is the only activity in music that includes an aesthetic level, so the level of aesthetic education depends on the amount of time devoted to this activity. The interest of children in music has the greatest influence on the cultural environment, but the influence of the family is even greater, no matter how accessible listening to music is with mass media. Attitude towards music is mostly inherited from parents. This paper discusses the interest of primary school students for music and what type of music they are opting for. The research was carried out by survey involving pupils from 1st to 4th grade in two primary schools in the area of Koprivnica-Križevci County. The aim and task of the research was to determine possible problems both in teaching Music Culture and the musical life of students and try to find a solution to them, so that they would be more interesting and useful to the students and to awaken students’ interest. A descriptive method was used during the study and as the subject of the survey research. We assumed that the interest of primary school students is high and that their interest is moving in the direction of folk and turbo folkmusic. A survey conducted in the two schools of Koprivnica-Križevci County showed that the majority of students of these schools have a positive approach to music, but also observed differences between the school in urban and the school in the rural area. 

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Preliminary communication