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Pedagogical Comparisons of Choral and Solo Singing
The comparison of choral and solo singing has often been a point of interest and controversy. It is acknowledged that if conscientious, both the studio instructor and the conductor of a choral ensemble strive for vocal ...
Literature for the Tuba Ensemble: an Analysis of Twenty-Seven Compositions
The last two decades have seen the number of tuba ensembles grow from the original one at the University of Miami (Florida) to scores scattered around the world, and this has been paralleled by the number of new ensembles ...
Why and How to Approach the Teaching of Rhythms in the Elementary Grades
The foundation of music is rhythm, and the feeling for rhythm must first find expression through the body. Because rhythms fix certain relationships and objectify understanding, they have an important place in a ...
An Outline of a Theory of Matrices with Application to Electronic Compositional Systems
This paper discusses a theory of matrices as applied to the composition of electronic music. As will become apparent upon consideration of the application of the theory to music composed with the system outlined herein, ...
The B Minor Sonata of Franz Liszt
When Liszt began writing the B minor sonata in 1852, his motive was to break up the classic sonata form and prepare a new direction for the development of piano music. This one-movement sonata is an extreme example of ...
A Study of the Serpent, Bass Horn, Keyed Bugle, Ophicleide, and Saxhorns with Emphasis on the Literature Written for These Instruments
This paper covers the history of early low brass instruments and precursors to the tuba, their ranges, technicalities, and literatures. All of the instruments discussed here, with the exception of the saxhorns and variations ...
The Zink Family of Musical Instruments
Shortly before the fourteenth century, a new instrument appeared in Europe—an instrument which was destined to challenge the supremacy of other instruments. In Germany, it was called the Zink, and in England it was called ...
Vocal Techniques Used by the Bel Canto Masters Traced Through Their Treatises, Successful Students and Historical Accounts
It is the purpose of this paper to trace various treatises of the most outstanding voice teachers and musicians of the bel canto period and compile those results directly concerned with the production of the voice. Also, ...
French Horn Literature in Print
Bibliography of music for French horn available in print in 1966.
"The Problem:" A Study of the Changing Voice, Its Causes and Methods of Dealing With It
In this study, the sound producing organs and the effect body growth has on them will be discussed. An investigation of the theories concerned with the recognition of approaching change and a study of two of the major ...
Organ Music of the Spanish Baroque
With the exception of certain works of Juan Cabanilles (1644–1722), little attention has so far been given to the organ music of the Spanish Baroque period. Much information about this music is still lacking, as the large ...
The Piano Concerti of Johannes Brahms
This paper gives a brief overview of musical style in the 19th century and details the piano concerti of Johannes Brahms.
Use of Class Time and Student Attentiveness in Seventh Grade Exploratory Middle School Music Class
This study investigated seventh grade exploratory middle school music rehearsals with respect to use of class time by teachers and attentiveness of students. Off-task behavior was compared in team teaching and non-team ...
The Pianistic Legacy of the Nineteenth Century
The nineteenth century was undoubtedly the most significant era in the development of the pianoforte—the literature, the artists, and the instrument itself. The piano was used extensively by amateur as well as by ...
The Relationship of Music Aptitude to the Cognitive Process
A number of music educators and psychologists have felt that there is a positive correlation between intelligence and music aptitude. They have believed that to the extent that a person is intelligent, to that extent he ...
The Sources of Hymn Tunes Based on J. S. Bach Found in the Christian Science Hymnal
The writer's objectives in this study are two: (1) to correct errors in the "Hymnal Notes" regarding hymn tunes drawn from the works of J. S. Bach and used in the "Christian Science Hymnal;" (2) to give fuller information ...
A Cross-Cultural Examination of Women in the Orchestras of West Germany and the United States: An Attitudinal and Statistical Analysis
This project examines the current status of women in the professional orchestras of the United States and Federal Republic of Germany. Letters requesting a listing of the number of men and women within each instrument ...
A Manuscript Illustrating the Adapting of the Jazz Instrumental Idiom to the Gospel Song
Jazz instrumental arrangement of Forgiveness Divine
The Life and Work of Theodore Thomas
To try to tell the story of the long and busy life of Theodore Thomas is to attempt a complex task. One of those rare individuals gifted with the ability to carry on several absorbing works simultaneously, his accomplishments ...
A Musical Analysis of The Passion According to St. John by Johann Sebastian Bach
This paper discusses the role of Bach's St. John's Passion within the overarching history of passion plays set to music. The paper gives a detailed analysis of the work in numerical order.