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A Method for Rapid Development of Trumpet Players
The problem in this study is to outline a course of instruction for the use of band directors in small rural high schools, whereby beginners in the playing of brass instruments may be made ready for band membership within ...
The Mid-Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries: A Study of Performance Practices in Two Exemplary Works for the Flute
It is the intention of this study to provide some information concerning performance practices encountered intwo compositions which include the transverse flute in their instrumentation. These works are the Sonata 1 op. ...
Solo Voice Technique and its Application to the Choral Ensemble
The study of voice pedagogy has long been a subject divided by varying beliefs and methods. The teachers of voice pedagogy and the directors of choral music have not always been in agreement in their respective use and/or ...
Innovative Performances of American Song
This paper is intended to permit examination of innovative performances of a selected group of songs by American composers. Because of the specialized character of such a project, nine works ...
The Development of the Chinese Accordion and Implementation into Normal Universities
Researchers have not investigated the interrelationship between accordion development and accordion education in the People's Republic of China, Accordion development and accordion education cannot exist independently, ...
The Principal [sic] Aspects of the Art of the American Musical as Forwarded by Two Pieces, Show Boat and Oklahoma
The purpose of this paper is to present the principal aspects of the Art of the American Musical as forwarded by two pieces, Show Boat and Oklahoma. I have compiled researched facts about the early history of the American ...
Harmonic Development in the Piano Sonatas of Alexander Skryabin
In this paper, the harmonic development, or lack of it, in selected piano sonatas from the three periods of Skryabin's career will be discussed. Harmonic development, not in the sense of chord progressions or voice leading, ...
The History of Western Music in Korea
One can divide music in Korea into two groups: National Music [Kukak] and Western music [Yangak]. Then the music can also be divided into two groups: instrumental and vocal music. This paper will present the history ...
A Study of Sacred Music in the Renaissance
The writer's intention in undertaking a study of music and musicians in the Renaissance period was instructional in design, and although the desire existed to keep the study comprehensive, it quickly became apparent ...
The Johnson Story
This paper covers the biography and organs of William Allen Johnson.
John E. Giles: The Man, the Music, and his Choral Works
Singing empowers; music heals. This is the musical motto by which John E. Giles lives. To Giles, music expresses emotions and also puts us in touch with our own personal emotions. "Music's greatest function is to put ...
Motivation: A Key to Establishing a Secondary School Vocal Music Program
One of the main concerns of any choir director is how to secure and maintain a high level of motivation from choir members. It does not matter if the director is a seasoned veteran or a rookie, if he teaches in a rural ...
The Use of the Trombone in Orchestral Literature
In tracing the history of the orchestra from its earliest beginnings to modern times, very interesting uses of the trombone are seen. Trombones held a very prominent position in the production of early instrumental music. ...
Theodore Ward Chanler: American Song Composer
Many composers have emerged from modern America. From these composers numerous schools or approaches to composition can be noted. Many labels are used to describe them and dividing lines can be drawn among their products. ...
Developing Marking Policies
Since marks and marking systems have been a favorite topic of educators for many years, and articles criticizing present marking policies appear with ever increasing frequency, there obviously is a widespread belief that ...
A Survey of Vocal Training for Children
The purpose of this study is to answer the question "To what extent does literature dealing with vocal training provide for the development of the child voice?" The development of a child's voice begins with his earliest ...
The Development of Public Piano Performance in the United States From 1730-1860
Between the years 1620 and 1860, there are three periods in the development of music in the United States. The first period extends from the time of Plymouth's settlement in 1620 to the year 1730. The second includes the ...
Orchestral Conducting Through the Nineteenth Century: The Transition from Time-Beating to Interpretation
The role of a conductor of a professional orchestra today varies somewhat from one practitioner to another, leading us to wonder if this has always been the case. Although some chamber orchestras and other instrumental groups ...
A Suggested Music Curriculum for Hong Kong Elementary School Based on the Educational Principles of Jaques-Dalcroze, Zoltan Kodaly and Carl Orff
Today, music education is getting more recognition in different countries. Concerning the history of music education, three important European music educators, Jaques-Dalcroze, Orff, and Kodaly, have tremendously ...
A Comparison of Composers' Approaches to Setting James Joyce's Finnegans Wake to Music (Samuel Barber, John Cage, Andre Hodeir, and Margaret Rogers)
This work is an annotated bibliography of settings of James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake." Featured composers are Samuel Barber, John Cage, Andre Hodeir, and Margaret Rogers.