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PianoMumMum Thu 02-Jul-20 12:38:14

My daughter is studying the Origins of Musicality as part of her HPQ (Higher Project Qualification). She’s devised a short survey to collect some data on this - the more results she gets the more valid her research becomes. So I’d be really grateful if you (and your family, if poss) would please take a couple of minutes to complete it. To participate, just click on this link:

forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=TjMhwGuecEK3hIrmLGA1_9CZWGphCYpFhVn1zlHgXXhUNDdINlpIRE02WVRYWkVBS09NMkJXQkM4RC4u

Thanks so much! smile x

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Tinamou Thu 02-Jul-20 12:41:46

Done!

BikeRunSki Thu 02-Jul-20 12:44:51

Done

gavisconismyfriend Thu 02-Jul-20 13:54:53

Done

WeAllHaveWings Thu 02-Jul-20 14:11:04

She needs to be careful posting on MN for replies, it is great and MNer's are really helpful, but ds did it once and results were skewed with 98% of respondents female!!!!

PianoMumMum Thu 02-Jul-20 14:12:50

WeAllHaveWings

She needs to be careful posting on MN for replies, it is great and MNer's are really helpful, but ds did it once and results were skewed with 98% of respondents female!!!!

Good point, thanks WeAllHaveWings. For now we're just grateful to get lots of responses! smile x

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SuperLoudPoppingAction Thu 02-Jul-20 14:15:02

I quite liked filling that out tbh.
I really dont think of myself as musical even though I've sung in choirs, can play guitar and penny whistle, can read music and am always helping ds1 with music theory.

PianoMumMum Thu 02-Jul-20 14:20:02

SuperLoudPoppingAction

I quite liked filling that out tbh.
I really dont think of myself as musical even though I've sung in choirs, can play guitar and penny whistle, can read music and am always helping ds1 with music theory.

Thank you SuperLoudPoppingAction, you sound pretty musical to me! smile x

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Lonecatwithkitten Thu 02-Jul-20 14:31:49

If she is looking at the origins of musicality she asks no questions about parents ability. My DD is a grade 8 distinction singer with a place for professional MT training neither of her parents have ever taken a music exam. I like to sing in a choir, but wouldn't consider myself musical.

WorriedDaughter1 Thu 02-Jul-20 14:46:09

Done, by my DS.

PianoMumMum Thu 02-Jul-20 14:47:20

Lonecatwithkitten

If she is looking at the origins of musicality she asks no questions about parents ability. My DD is a grade 8 distinction singer with a place for professional MT training neither of her parents have ever taken a music exam. I like to sing in a choir, but wouldn't consider myself musical.

@Lonecatwithkitten, your DD sounds super-talented. Really exciting that she's training in MT. Lucky girl! I take your point about parents' ability, but I guess this is sort of covered in her question about 'Do you consider yourself to have come from a musical family?' She wanted her survey to be brief so it was quick and easy to complete. Thanks for your input. smile x

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BammBamm Thu 02-Jul-20 14:49:37

Done

PheasantPlucker1 Thu 02-Jul-20 14:56:20

Done, I come from a family where everyone has amazing musical ability, plenty of talented cousins/ aunts/ uncles and siblings.

The gene skipped me though grin

PianoMumMum Thu 02-Jul-20 15:27:08

PheasantPlucker1

Done, I come from a family where everyone has amazing musical ability, plenty of talented cousins/ aunts/ uncles and siblings.

The gene skipped me though grin

@PheasantPlucker1, aw shame! At least you (hopefully) get to enjoy everyone else's ability. wink x

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SE13Mummy Thu 02-Jul-20 16:28:28

Done! Does your DD use twitter? I'm sure she'd get lots of responses on there if she tagged in a few music colleges or youth music organisations and asked for a retweet.

reinacorriendo Thu 02-Jul-20 16:30:36

Done I sing badly but still enjoy it in the car alone

Mumto2two Thu 02-Jul-20 16:50:48

Done! Interesting filling this in; our father was very musical, but played every instrument by ear. Being forced to take grade exams was very uninspiring back in the late 70s, so I’m quite mindful of that with my own children now. Daughter is doing grade 4 piano, and although she is a lovely natural player, finds the repetition a chore. Good luck to your daughter!

Guiltypleasures001 Thu 02-Jul-20 17:05:05

Done wink

LittlemissAWOL Thu 02-Jul-20 17:07:53

Done

SeasonFinale Thu 02-Jul-20 17:48:21

Has the school given her guidance on how to do the survey. My DC had to only survey children from within the school and then had to address why the results may be skewed due to the audience. They both got 100% for their HPQ. Is she sure she is following the guidance properly? I am not trying to put down her work but would hate for her to drop marks if she has misunderstood her directive.

Shannith Thu 02-Jul-20 18:25:21

Done. She'll have a completely non-musical person in there anyway!

PianoMumMum Thu 02-Jul-20 19:29:23

SeasonFinale

Has the school given her guidance on how to do the survey. My DC had to only survey children from within the school and then had to address why the results may be skewed due to the audience. They both got 100% for their HPQ. Is she sure she is following the guidance properly? I am not trying to put down her work but would hate for her to drop marks if she has misunderstood her directive.

Thanks @SeasonFinale - wow 100% is fantastic! My DD's HPQ supervisor knows about her study so I think it should be fine. I don't think there's specific guidance on how research is conducted so the kids can design this element of the project, as long as the methods and result skews are acknowledged / reported on, as you say.

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PianoMumMum Thu 02-Jul-20 19:32:29

Shannith

Done. She'll have a completely non-musical person in there anyway!

Thanks so much, @Shannith. All results are valid and massively helpful. My DD is thrilled with the results coming in - please keep them coming everyone as she hopes to get 1,000 results in total... but that's quite ambitious! wink x

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PetraDelphiki Thu 02-Jul-20 19:48:46

Done...but I think she should have distinguished between currently playing/learning and forced to as a child!!! Plus I have absolutely no idea what grades my siblings got to in the instruments they were forced to play!

BikeRunSki Thu 02-Jul-20 21:14:24

It would also maybe be interesting to see if respondents’ children had music lessons.

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