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Song, in some cases, can facilitate learning and recall. The experiments in this thesis demonstrate that information is better recalled when it is heard as a song rather than as speech or through lecture. This study further proves that when a combination of song and speech are taught to children, the retrieval of information is even greater. When the group of the second condition was tested, they were more successful in recalling the information learned. This study also recognizes that song can infuse difficulty due to music's rich structure and makeup of rhythm, tempo, and stress patterns. The overall paper highlights the important role music plays in society while also establishing a firm conclusion that song serves as an effective recall cue in children.
Dews, Tanisha, "The Power of Music: Song Serves as an Effective Recall Cue in Children" (2012). McCabe Thesis Collection. 39.