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Solo Clarinet Repertoire in the United States During the Classic Period, 1750-1827
This study of the repertoire for solo clarinet performed on the Eastern Seaboard and in New Orleans during the years 1750 through 1827 was undertaken to determine the frequency of use and possible popularity of the ...
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 ...
A Selective Bibliography of Arrangements of Shape-Note Melodies
This paper gives a listing of shape-note songs as arranged into modern musical notation.
Choral Score Preparation Techniques of Eight Midwestern High School Choral Directors
The choral score preparation techniques of eight successful high school choral directors were investigated. Successful was defined as those conductors directing programs with consistent first division ratings ...
Barbara Allen and the English Ballad in Appalachia: Adaptations and Transformations
The purpose of this study is to examine the eighteenth-century English Child ballads and "Barbara Allen" which survived in the Appalachian region of the United States.
Shape-note Notation: A Complement to the Singing School
In the early decades of the eighteenth century, singing schools were organized in New England for the purpose of improving congregational singing. The schools' popularity as musical and social institutions grew rapidly, ...
A Comparative Study of the Processes Involved in the Development of Successful Piano Sight-Readers
Sight-reading is considered an important subject by most piano educators. This paper discusses the proper functioning of each step of the sight-reading process. Section one deals with the perception and recognition by the ...
Well-Tempered Clavier: A Profound Expression of Bach's Religious Convictions
Johann Sebastian Bach is unquestionably a distinguished musical genius. His supreme creative powers have intrigued scholars for generations, and the study of his work continues to reveal Bach's awesome intellect and unique ...
A Study of the Acoustics of Timpani
It is an interesting phenomenon of physics, however, that among the drums of the percussion family of traditional Western music, the timpani stands alone as exerting a strong sense of pitch that the other membranophones ...
The History and Development of Music and Worship of the Stone Church 1873-1976
This paper chronicles the history of the Stone Church Congregation of the (now) Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It focuses on the musical activities of the church through time.
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 ...
Developing a Comprehensive Curricular Model with Multi-Level Outcomes for Academic Instruction in the High School Choral Ensemble
A challenge facing many music educators is the development of a curriculum for the multi-year high school choral ensemble. This document discusses the development of a curricular model that is comprehensive (with ...
John Cage and His Use of Percussion
John Cage musically created a revolution. He explored new avenues of composing, during a period of time when most other composers were still in the past. Overall, he formulated an exciting and new attitude toward the ...
Joseph Yasser, a Theory of Evolving Tonality
This paper studies the theory of Joseph Yasser put forth in A Theory of Evolving Tonality. Joseph Yasser is certainly to be commended for his scholarly presentation of the three phases of tonality. While competently ...
An Outline of Music Development in Taiwan
The purpose of this study is to present an outline of the musical development in Taiwan during the 19th and 20th centuries and to speculate about future possibilities.