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A Study of the Works of J. S. Bach that Include the Horn
The intent of this writer is to create a handbook for horn players who are interested in J. S. Bach that includes the historical information about the performing the works of horn. It will present original instruments ...
A Study on How to Teach Singing in a Head Voice
The problem of this study is that some students never learn to sing in a head voice, always singing in a speaking voice and therefore not in tune. Can students who only sing in a speaking voice be taught to sing in a ...
Jazz Masters of the Baritone Saxophone
One of the most exciting things about jazz is that there are virtually no restrictions based on instrumentation. Although the most common instruments in jazz are piano, bass, drums, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and ...
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 ...
Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, op. 9: A Unique Tribute
Brahms' first published set of variations, his Op. 9 Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, cannot be considered a masterpiece equal to his later Handel Variations or Paganini Studies, but is undeniably a mature work ...
A Statistical Study Comparing the Melodic Characteristcs of Prelude in C#m, op. 45 by Chopin and "Les Bruyeres" From Preludes (Bk. II) by Debussy
This study is a statistical analysis of two piano preludes, "Prelude in C# minor," Opus 45 by Chopin, written in 1845, and a later work, "Les Bruyeres," from Preludes, BK. II by Debussy, written in 1913. Each prelude ...
The Literary and Personal Allusions in Robert Schumann's Carnaval
This paper analyzes and studies Robert Schumann's "Carnaval." The author explores the use of personification and musical symbolism in the work.
Meeting the Needs of At-Risk Youths: Teaching Choral Music in At-Risk Schools
Music teachers currently working in at-risk schools find themselves questioning the appropriateness of lessons they've been prepared to teach. The needs of at-risk students are great. It is sometimes difficult for music ...
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 ...
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 ...
Golden Mean Investigation of Selected Keyboard Sonata Movements of W. A. Mozart
Studies have shown that the golden mean is a structural element of some of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The author, a pianist, became interested in looking at a group of Mozart sonata movements after doing an ...
A Case Study of Increased Musical Vocalization in a Blind Nonverbal Child
The purpose of this study was to compare the responses of a blind, nonverbal child at the Kansas State School for the Visually Handicapped over a period of nine weeks when positive musical reinforcers were used.
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 ...
The Compositional Style of Egil Hovland as Determined Through an Analysis of Seven Representative Choral Works
This study will be approached by the presentation in Chapter I of an overview of the composer's life and education, followed by a summary of his growth and development as a composer. This will establish a framework within ...
An Historical Comparison of Piano and Organ Technique
Over a period of several years, the author has had numerous opportunities to observe first-hand the technical difficulties encountered by private music students who had at least a limited piano background and wished to ...
A Selected List of Romantic Era Choral Music for the High School Choir
In building a library of vocal music for the high school choir, a teacher is always searching for music that is usable and of good quality. The music of the Romantic Era meets these qualifications and should be included ...
A Select Guide for Swedish Choral Music of the Post-World War II Era
In Sweden, folk music has been the source of inspiration for choral writing and the church the source of encouragement for singing and choral music. The golden age of Swedish choral music came about as a direct result of ...
A Survey of Music with Chalumeau and Clarinet and the Confusion Surrounding Their Use in the First Half of the Eighteenth Century
In the study of the first half-century of the clarinet's existence, there has been much confusion about the respective roles of the clarinet and the chalumeau. Many articles and books have been written which attempt to ...
Twentieth Century Violin Muisc
The object of this paper was to make a concise listing of twentieth-century music for violin. This is a catalog, not a graded list representing levels of difficulty or quality of composition.
Choral Settings of Three Christmas Carols
This project includes choral arrangements by the author with historical background and performance notes for the carols "Hark the Harold Angels Sing," "I Wonder As I Wander," and "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day."