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A Fugitive Essence: The Public Radio Legacy of Alec Wilder
Two central goals have motivated the scholarship contained in this paper. The first of these is to provide an account of an obscure series of radio programs produced for public broadcast in the nineteen-seventies (a ...
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.
A Selective Bibliography of Arrangements of Shape-Note Melodies
This paper gives a listing of shape-note songs as arranged into modern musical notation.
A Discussion of American Children's Songs of the Nineteenth Century
This study has been concerned with the songs of American primary children within a limited historical period—the nineteenth century. The purpose was, specifically, to determine the scope and characteristics of the songs. ...
The Development of Musicianship in Junior High Incorporating the Kodaly Philosophy
The junior high course in general music should be a program that is both challenging and realistic. Every activity has one general purpose: the development of the student's musical intelligence so that the music he makes ...
A Preparatory Guide for Teaching Piano to the Blind
Learning to teach the blind is not difficult, once the instructor is familiarized with a few basic guidelines. This paper covers student and teacher responsibilities, musical notation types, important concepts for teaching ...
Continuity Analysis: Exposition, First Movement Symphony no. 1, C Minor, Johannes Brahms
Continuity analysis is a study of the relationship of events in a composition to preceding events. The subject of this analysis at any point is a recurrence either of an aspect of a single note or of a note pattern. The ...
Pre-1900 Selected Protestant Hynmody Development
This paper discusses a brief history of early hynmody, its origins, and evolution.
The Basics of Teaching Keyboard Ornamentation
A concise commentary on general practices of ornamentation and how to go about teaching them is needed for every instructor of music. Included in this study are general practices of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic ...
The History of the Trumpet in the Orchestra
An examination will be made of the types of trumpets that have been used in orchestras. An attempt will be made to follow the trumpet from its natural to its chromatic-valved state and to show how both the composer and ...
Choral Sound Related to the Physical Arrangement of Choirs
In too many cases, rehearsals and performances are impaired by the poor acoustics of the spaces where a group must perform. Concerts are given every day in auditoriums, theaters, Churches, cafetoriums, concert ...
Programmed Instruction as Applied to Music Theory Fundamentals in Seven Selected Texts
The purpose of this paper is not to discuss the history of programmed learning and teaching machines, nor is it to debate the advantages and disadvantages of programming as an instructional technique. Teaching machines ...
Johann Sebastian Bach's Chorale Collections A Comparative Study With His Earlier Versions
This paper gives an overview of the history of the German chorale and then compares the last manuscript edition of Johann Sebastian Bach's eighteen chorales to earlier versions of the same works. Each work is placed within ...
The Significance of Shinichi Suzuki
Because it was felt that the ideas of Shin'ichi Suzuki are of significance to American string teachers, an attempt has been made to present the basic philosophy and contents of the approach. Included are reactions by ...
The Choral Festival: A Research Study and Procedural Model for Preparation, Performance and Objective Achievements
This research study is intended to focus on the importance and validity of choral festivals and to provide an organized, procedural model for preparation, performance and objective achievements of said choral idiom to ...
The Goals of Reading Music and Singing as Related to the First and Second Grade
The first objective of this paper is to identify the fact that music reading as an acquired skill at the elementary level builds a foundation that will transfer to other musical activities, because the ability to read ...
Thomas Pasatieri, once called the "Primo Don" of American opera composers, has already established himself at the young age of 38 as one of the most influential composers in the field of American Theater. His large ...
A Survey of Selected Opera Programs in the United States
This research paper seeks to present current trends in opera production in selected institutions of higher learning across the United States. A questionnaire method was used in collecting the necessary information. One ...
Tonal Analysis of Six Sonatas for the Keyboard by Domenico Scarlatti
The purpose of this paper is to speculate upon the qualities in six representative Scarlatti sonatas which indicate that he could have used the meantone system with an entirely different result in performance. First, a ...
Bartók's Harmonic Techniques in the Mikrokosmos
The purpose of this paper is two-fold, in that it seeks to clarify, relate, and systematize Bartok's harmonic technique as exemplified in his Mikrokosmos and ultimately, through this understanding, to enable the performer ...