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Preparing the High School Piano Student for College Applied Music Study
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the piano prerequisites for entering college freshmen planning to major in piano or in organ. A survey is made of fifteen selected schools of music which offer bachelor of music ...
The Pianoforte Pedals: Some Provisional Notes
This paper outlines the variety of pedal systems for the pianoforte and provides methods for their use in practical situations.
Potawatomi Indian Music: A Study of the Current Trend of Transmitting American Indian Music Among the Indian People in a Local Urban Organization
It is the purpose of this paper to preserve and present traditional Indian music and to comment on the present and future conditions of Indians in America with their attempts at keeping their culture alive. Its goal is to ...
The Orchestral and Band Works of David Kraehenbuehl
This paper explores the compositional output for large ensembles by David Kraehenbuehl and purposes to engender within other conductors an interest in performing his works.
A Survey of the Choral Literature Performed in 1979, 1980, and 1981 by the Adult Choirs of Selected Southern Baptist Churches in the Kansas City Area
The purpose of this research project is to determine what choral literature was performed from 1979 through 1981 by the adult choirs of some of the larger Southern Baptist Churches in the Kansas City area. The music ...
A Stylistic Analysis of Aaron Copland's Piano Variations
This work is an analysis of Aaron Copland's Piano Variations in terms of its relation to the influences of composers Schoenberg and Berg in the synthesis of his already existing style ingredients (French, jazz, Stravinskian, ...
A Pedagogical Approach to the Suite in G Major for Violoncello Solo by J. S. Bach
The six suites for violoncello solo by J. S. Bach stand not only among the greatest literature for the cello but also can be used very effectively in studio teaching. There has been very little written on how these ...
A Comparative Analysis of Two Musical Forms of Renaissance Entertainment
The madrigal comedy is a sixteenth-century form of musical entertainment. In stark contrast to the serious or dramatic madrigal developing in Italy, the madrigal comedy combines a loosely fitted outline of a plot with ...
This work covers both the historical development of the three main piano pedals as well as the rationale behind their use. The paper distinguishes the pedal as the main factor in the acceptance of the instrument and outlines ...
A General Overview of Supervision
The purpose of this paper is to define supervision in schools, its functions, and its role in the organizational structure.
Selected Problems of Ornamentation for Harpsichord
In this paper, selected harpsichord compositions by J. S. Bach were studied in reference to the types of ornamentation often neglected in performances of earlier works. Possible solutions will be suggested but these are ...
George Frideric Handel
This paper discusses the life and vocal technique of George Frideric Handel. Also included is a bibliography of the vocal works of this composer.
Excellence in the Teaching of Vocal Technique in the Secondary School
This paper discusses the standards of excellence in secondary school vocal music technique. When one speaks of excellence in vocal technique in the secondary schools, two aspects become apparent: (1) that aspect of 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 ...
A Study of the Intermezzo for the Pianoforte by Johannes Brahms
This paper looks at the piano intermezzi of Johannes Brahms. The intermezzo is treated historically from earliest appearance until Brahams. Each intermezzo by Johannes Brahms is then analyzed in terms of melody, harmony, ...
Criteria for Choosing Computer Software for Use in a Piano-Teaching Studio
The purpose of this paper is to establish criteria for the purchase of computer software for use in a piano-teaching studio. The number of software packages available to the independent teac ...
Facts and Fantasy Surrounding the "Ondine" Ballade
This work studies the connection between Fredrick Chopin's Third Ballad in A-flat, op. 47 and the "Ondine" poem of Adam Mickiewicz.
Ludwig van Beethoven: the Influences of the Mass in D, opus 123 and the Symphony no. 9 in D minor, Opus 125 on Richard Wagner, Anton Bruckner, and Gustav Mahler
The paper is a discussion of the influence in both theory and aesthetics of Ludwig van Beethoven's style for combining chorus and orchestra on following generations of Germanic composers. The research traces the development ...
Teaching Musical Concepts Through Baroque Music to Fifth and Sixth Grade Students
The purpose of this paper is to provide a listing of activities suitable to fifth and sixth grade children, using materials of the Baroque period to teach musical concepts. This period is selected because of the abundance ...
Selected Twentieth Century American Child Prodigy Pianists
This paper deals with six American pianists who had started successful performing careers before they reached the age of ten: Ruth Slenczynski, Philippa Schuyler, Laura Dubman, Marion Cavanaugh, Hephzibah Menuhin, and Leon ...