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The Alexander Technique: A Successful Method of Long-Term Rehabilitation for an Injured Pianist
This paper chronicles the author's injury, search for remedy, and use of Alexander Technique to correct the issues caused by an injury. Background information on the Alexander Technique is also given.
Teaching Music in a One-Room School
The purpose of this investigation was to discover the differences and similarities between teaching music in a one-roo school prior to 1960 and current teaching practices (in a one-room school). From the information gathered ...
A Study of Fifteen Piano Solo Pieces by Amy Marcy Beach
Amy Beach's talent and originality are brought into focus in her fifteen piano solo pieces. These compositions span the years from 1889 to 1936. Beach's aptitude for music was evident at approximately one year of age when ...
Ein Deutsches Requiem: An Examination of an Arch and Foundation Theme
Ein Deutsches Requiem, a German Requiem, is unique in the repertoire of large choral works. Brahms's Requiem utters "words of consolation designed to reconcile the living with the idea of suffering and death." Brahms employs ...
Answers on Achievement: Interviews with Outstanding High School Conductors
The intent of this study was to examine the characteristics of successful high school choral programs and teachers. Those chosen for this study were selected on the basis of their outstanding accomplishments in music ...
The Responses of Catholic Music Directors Concerning Techniques Used to Encourage the Participation of Congregation Members in Music Ensembles and Congregational Singing
Participation by members of a congregation in music ensembles and in congregational singing is one of the most beautiful and uplifting forms of prayer. Yet in many churches, the participation of the people is very poor. ...
Perceptions of Middle School Music Teachers Regarding Selected Criteria
Attitudes of middle school music teachers concerning selected topics were investigated. A survey was mailed to a sample of Missouri music teachers in middle schools with sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. The ...
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 ...
An Introduction to Chinese Orchestra Instruments
Although Chinese residents in America seem to have a great influence on American society and the economy, the literature explaining the Chinese people's culture is still very limited, especially in music. Therefore, the ...
The Effect of Musical Training, Gender, and Music Curriculum on Music Aptitude Test Results of Eighth and Ninth Grade Choral Students
The purpose of this study was to examine the results of a survey, including a music aptitude test administered to eighth and ninth grade choral music students (N = 262). The survey also collected information regarding ...
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.
Ralph Vaughan Williams's English Folk Song Suite and Darius Milhaud's Suite Francaise: The Use of Folk Song in Two Composers' Suites for Wind Band
In England, the principal collector of folk songs was Cecil Sharp whose undying zest for the endemic music of his country influenced Ralph Vaughan Williams and Percy Grainger to make use of this rich fount of musical ...
A Descriptive Analysis of Current Sight-Reading Methods and Procedures of Selected Oklahoma High Schools
The purpose of this study was to examine choral directors' attitudes regarding the importance of sight-reading skills for high school singers in Oklahoma. Additional investigation considered the possible relationships ...
A Study of the Use of Sacred Choral Literature in Selected Missouri Public High Schools
This study was designed to investigate the use of sacred choral music in Missouri public high schools and the influence of various factors on high school choral directors when selecting sacred choral literature for the ...
The Historical Perspective on the Question, "Does Music Have the Power to Affect Emotional Behaviour, Character, and Morals?"
This paper covers the philosophical aspects of censorship from ancient Greek to modern sensibilities. Many of the controversial elements that have been present in music for centuries are still topics of controversy ...
Factors Affecting Sight Singing Ratings of Selected Missouri High School Choirs at District Music Festival
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of various factors on district music festival sight singing ratings. A select group of professionally active Missouri high school choral directors (N = 70) were surveyed ...
Chinese Choral Music: An Approach for English-Speaking Singers
Chinese philosophy, architecture, painting, and music are some of the cultural areas explored by the West recently. Western fascination with Chinese culture seems to indicate increased understanding across societies, ...
Toward a Consensus of Music Educators Concerning Which Choral Literature is Most Important in Teaching High School Students
This paper addresses the problem of identifying specific pieces of choral literature that are, without a doubt, quality material. The goal of this study is to produce a list of pieces of choral literature high school music ...
Aspects of Administration in Music Preparatory Programs
A music preparatory program is a means of offering beginning and intermediate music study through the collective efforts of many teachers in an organization. Although music preparatory programs are usually associated with ...
A Survey of Selected All-State Chorus Audition Methods
The purpose of this study was to investigate the audition methods of selected All-State choruses across the United States. Letters were sent to each state's Board of Education, Music Educator's National Conference (MENC) ...