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Background on Bach and the Numerology Tradition
There may have been some influences and associations not usually mentioned which might explain Bach's numerological usage for it was not unique to himself or his era. His relatives, Johann Christoph and Johann Ludwig Bach, ...
Sight Reading: A Practical Method for the Beginning Secondary School Choral Ensemble Member
The problem of a viable sight reading program has continually plagued the secondary choral conductor. As one searches for a professionally published method, one is aware of the various methodology. Some are quite excellent ...
The Application of the Eighteenth Century Concept, "Good Taste" to Georg Friedrich Handel's Violin Sonata in G Minor, op. 1, no. 10
The purpose of this paper is to show one way a baroque violin sonata can be performed today in a style consistent with eighteenth-century performance styles. It was a common practice in the eighteenth century for ...
A Discussion on Participating in Professional Orchestral French Horn Auditions
This paper is designed to give some indication of what a potential professional French horn player can expect at an orchestral audition. Most university performance majors entertain the idea of playing professionally, yet ...
A Comparison of Five Different Editions of Girolamo Frescobaldi's Aria Detta La Frescobalda with a Guitar Transcription
In the course of transcribing Girolamo Frescobaldi's Aria detta la Frescobalda, contained in the Second Book of Toccatas, first published in 1627, one problem the modern editor confronts is that of interpreting the ...
The Place of Music Reading in Elementary School Music Education Today
Without attempting to delineate the different aims and philosophies held by music educators, this paper will instead focus on a specific area of music education—the teaching of music reading in the elementary schools. It ...
The Elementary Instrumental Music Exploratory Program
In recent years, the goal of music education has been "Music for every child." The curriculum guide for the elementary schools of Missouri states, "since music is woven into every fabric of man's existence, it should be ...
A Study of the Sruti System in Indian Music
This study is an attempt to illuminate the ancient musical concept of India known as sruti. A sruti may be considered a "microtonal" interval, but there are considerable divergences of opinion regarding whether srutis ...
The Last Five Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven
This paper discusses the later years of Beethoven's life as they affected his last five piano sonatas. The sonatas are discussed in both historical context and by means of analysis.
Joseph Szigeti's Art of Violin Playing
This paper discusses Joseph Szigeti and his philosophies of violin playing. His views on practice, study, and technicality are explored.
The Problems, Technical Training and Piano Repertoire of the Small Hand
The serious piano student who has small hands offers many problems to himself and to his teacher. Even those teachers with small hands who have discovered their own methods of musical problem solving are often unaware of ...
Leland B. Sateren: His Philosophy as a Conductor and Composer
This paper discusses the biography, philosophy, and works of Leland B. Sateren.
The Life of John Redford and His Keyboard Music as Found in the Mulliner Book
It was the author's purpose in writing this paper to investigate a particular research area that was relatively unexplored by previous individuals. The author found that very little research has been done regarding the ...
Selected Horn Ensemble Literature
The content of this paper is a selected portion of the literature for an ensemble of four or five French horns.
Phrasing and Articulation as Separate Entities in Determining the Interpretative Aspects of a Musical Composition
The author has found, through his research, that the terminology used in discussing phrasing and articulation is somewhat inconsistent. The words phrasing and articulation are often used interchangeably as if there were ...
Development of Choral Activities for the 1972-1973 School Year in the Manhattan, Kansas Public High School
It is the purpose of this paper to develop a years program at the Manhattan, Kansas High School in terms of aims and objectives of choral music. The paper will be constructed in order of philosophy, curriculum, activities ...
Keyboard Sight-Playing Possibilities for Improvement
The purpose of this paper is to examine some experiments related to keyboard sight-playing and related articles by successful teachers in an attempt to establish teaching techniques and procedures which will more ...
A Theoretical and Practical Examination of the Changing Voice
The well-informed junior high school teacher knows that teaching his students to sing properly requires more than a few hours spent in a reading session selecting three part music. Training these adolescents demands ...
The Efect of Solfege Syllables and Numbers on the Sight-Singing Ability of Seventh Grade Choral Music Students
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of solfege syllables and numbers on the sight-singing ability of seventh-grade choral music students. Also investigated was the relationship of sight-singing success ...
Schubert Symphony No. 1: A Performance Project
This paper will examine the many ambiguous notations in Schubert's manuscripts which have led to widespread confusion and variations in modern performances. By comparing and contrasting views of the editors of both the ...