The Effect of Music on Reading

By Patrick Groff

It is apparent that music and language reading are both perceptual acts. To read either language or music one obviously must pay close attention to selective details of a graphic display. To listen to music or to words read aloud also involves some common perceptual abilities. Therefore, it is predictable that some have claimed that children’s experiences with music will help them to learn to read language. There are several “parallels” in music and language reading, Monroe contends.

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