Using Baroque Music to Improve Reading Comprehension Skills

Hariyatunnisa - Ahmad, Rukayah Rukayah, Triyanto Triyanto

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This article aims to improve students’ reading comprehension skills and to describe students’ and teacher’s perceptions about the use of baroque music in learning. Classroom action research with a collaboration between the researcher, the teacher, and actions taken was used. This research was conducted in three cycles, each consisting of planning, implementation, and reflection. The research sample amounted to 30 students in the age of 10-11 years. The results showed that baroque music can improve students' reading comprehension skills, which is evidenced by the results of the pretest that with the complete category by only 40%; then, it increased to 60% in the first cycle, 73.33% in the second cycle and 90.00% in the third cycle The teacher and students are very enthusiastic about baroque music during learning because it can focus students’ concentrations, make them more confident, and make the teacher more enthusiastic in teaching.


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Learning, Baroque Music, Reading Comprehension Skill

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