The purpose of this research is to examine the effects of musical plays’ preparatory work on melodic repetition skill of people who do not have music education and to show the contribution of musical plays’ preparatory works’ to melodic repetition in these individuals. The study group of this research is 28 undergraduate students of Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Creative Drama Community of the 2015/2016 school year. The musical play is decided to be Haldun Taner’s “Keşanlı Ali Destanı” and the musical skill to be examined is decided to be “melodic repetition”. In this experiment based research, the study group of 28 students were tested by being asked 7 questions each in front of a camera, in the first and the last week of the musical play’s preparatory work. The researcher and two experts examined the first and the last tests and detected a development worth of 17,4 points. Learning new songs and singing those songs in the right key and rhythm in the supervision of a music education expert contributed to an important development in the students’ melodic repetition skills. As a result of this work, it is clear that musical skill can be developed in the individuals between the ages of 18-22 and learning new songs in the right key and rhythm can help develop musical skill.
Keywords: Music Education, Melodic Repetition, Musical Play, Keşanlı Ali Destanı