• Melodic Conventions through Improvisation 

    Carmona, Taylor Mar (2016)
    The study of the common melodic units in western music — motives and phrase and period models — begins with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of music. At the same time, a solid understanding of the fundamentals ...
  • Metrical Dissonance and Phrase Grouping in Selected Dances from Edvard Grieg’s Slåtter, op. 72 

    Lira, Nicolas Lytle (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2019)
    Norwegian folk music fascinated Edvard Grieg, and he was determined to preserve the enchanting sound and character of the Hardanger fiddle dances in his arrangement of Knut Dahle’s slåtter (Norwegian folk dances) while ...
  • Teaching Undergraduate Music Theory Through World Music 

    Gianakon, Hong Hong (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Living in an era of highly networked technology, twenty-first century musicians have the advantage of accessing music from all over the world with just a few taps on their electronic devices. They are fascinated by ...