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In the University of Manchester's Department of Psychology study on the relationship between the ability to discriminate musical sounds and reading performance, children who scored well on pitch discrimination also did well on phonemic awareness and showed good reading performance. The authors of the study concluded that a carefully structured musical training program should be an essential component in the primary school curriculum.

From: "The relationship between music and reading in beginning readers," Educational Psychology 1993; 13, (1).

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