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An Annotated Bibliography on Notation: Selected Books and Articles Published Since 1949
This work is an annotated bibliography covering the articles and resources produced between 1949-1979 on the topic of early musical notation....
Meeting the Needs of At-Risk Youths: Teaching Choral Music in At-Risk Schools
high schools. The paper will proceed with a review of related research followed by interviews with four choral music educators currently working in at-risk schools. These educators will discuss their feelings and opinions regarding the questions above...
A List of Works for Guitar and Violincello
This paper provides a list of works for guitar and violincello as well as a review of the use of the ensemble in the past....
A Comparison of Composers' Approaches to Setting James Joyce's Finnegans Wake to Music (Samuel Barber, John Cage, Andre Hodeir, and Margaret Rogers)
This work is an annotated bibliography of settings of James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake." Featured composers are Samuel Barber, John Cage, Andre Hodeir, and Margaret Rogers.
A Study of the Optimum Starting Time for the Beginning Band Class
This study will attempt to determine (1) when most authorities start their beginning band students, (2) why they are begun at this time, and (3) if there is an optimum starting time. Chapter I will review literature believed ...
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 ...
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 Effects of Pre-Recorded Lesson Material on Intonation and General Performance of Beginning Violin Students
The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not prerecorded lesson material significantly affects the intonation and the general performance level of beginning violin students. To determine this an experiment ...
A Comparative Study of the Processes Involved in the Development of Successful Piano Sight-Readers
on the page. How the eye sees the notes and the variety of methods used to speed up the recognition process as stated by the various authors are reviewed. The second section focuses on how rhythmic patterns are viewed through the eyes. The steps which...
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 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 Effect of Director's Personal Communication with Church Choir Members on Rehearsal Attendance
The attendance patterns of twenty-three volunteer church choir members were studied over three four-week time periods. Attendance during the first period (weeks 1-4) was used as baseline data. During the second period ...
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) ...
Grading Approaches for Music Performance Classes: A Sample System for High School Choir
The purpose of this study was to design a sample grading system for high school choir. Problems specific to grading music performance groups were investigated. Related literature was reviewed to find sample grading systems ...
A Performer's View of Aaron Copland's Piano Sonata
This paper gives a biography of Aaron Copland, an overview of his musical style, and an analysis of his piano sonata. The historical background of the sonata is discussed as are the religious overtones and influences of the work.
The Musical Ear
This paper discusses how the development of music in western civilization has been a parallel in the development of the musician's ear. As the integration of tones is not the only factor in grasping the meaning of a ...
The Effect of Improvisation in Given Rhythms on Rhythmic Accuracy in Sight Reading Achievement by Beginning College Group Piano Students
The problem of this study was to determine whether college elementary group piano students who have regular practice in improvising the pitches for pieces within various combination of given meter, rhythmic notation, ...
A Critical Study of Selected Theory Materials
The purpose of this paper is to assemble and discuss theory materials suitable for use in developing musical skills and concepts in college music students. The skills and concepts developed should be those which will ...
Factors Influencing Students' and Teachers' Preference for Selected Choral Repertoire
A choral music preference survey was completed by (N=246) subjects consisting of seventh- and eighth-grade vocal music (n=45), high school vocal music (n=98), high school instrumental (n=86), and choral teachers (n=17). ...
Musica Ficta: A Summary of Current Views Based on a Selected Bibliography of Books and Articles Published Since 1949
The hope was that when this paper was completed it would be possible to summarize clear-cut solutions to some of the important issues of musica ficta or at least to be able to discuss chronological trends and changes. ...