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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....
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Music Therapy: As Applied in Educating of Handicapped Children [sic]
This paper will deal only with music therapy as applied in the educating of the handicapped children, including those emotionally disturbed, those mentally retarded, and those physically handicapped. Emphasis will be ...
A Study of Beginning Flute Method Books
This research project deals with a study of twenty beginning flute method books. Included is an outline of each book and a table concerning pertinent material of flute method books.
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 ...
Keyboard Sight-Playing Possibilities for Improvement
The purpose of this paper is to examine some experiments related to keyboard sight-playing and related articles by successful teachers in an attempt to establish teaching techniques and procedures which will more ...
The Goals of Reading Music and Singing as Related to the First and Second Grade
The first objective of this paper is to identify the fact that music reading as an acquired skill at the elementary level builds a foundation that will transfer to other musical activities, because the ability to read ...
The Role of the Vocal Consultant in an Elementary School Program
It is the purpose of this paper to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of hiring a vocal music consultant, a specialized music instructor to guide elementary children in an enjoyable singing experience and to ...
An analysis of the Song Cycle Canti Della Lontananza for Voice and Piano by Gian Carlo Menotti
This paper is an analysis of the song cycle Canti Della Lontananza by Gian Carlo Menotti for voice and piano. This paper will serve to familiarize the reader with the cycle. Each song has been analyzed according to ...
Pre-1900 Selected Protestant Hynmody Development
This paper discusses a brief history of early hynmody, its origins, and evolution.
Vienna - 1890-1910
The political and musical elements in Vienna from 1890 to 1910 are the focal points of this paper. An attempt has not been made to follow all of the government proceedings, nor to list all of the music performances. Instead, ...
Serious Music for the Spinet Organ
The purpose of this study is to collect and classify serious music adaptable to the spinet organ. As the study has been designed primarily for the teacher of spinet organ, the paper will be limited to collections and ...
Sight Reading: A Survey of Investigational Literature
Piano sight reading is a very complex process with respect to both its psychological and physical aspects. The definition of the term "read" implies that in the act of reading there are three elements: symbols, ...
A Sound Spectra Analysis of Two Trumpet Embouchure Techniques
The purpose of this study was to compare photographically upper and lower lip inversion of two contrasting trumpet embouchure techniques, to determine and compare air flow direction as influenced by these embouchure ...
Selected Etudes of Muzio Clementi's Gradus ad Parnassum
Muzio Clementi (1752-1832), one of the first virtuoso performers of the pianoforte, was also the earliest significant composer of music for that instrument. The "Gradus ad Parnassum" is one of the most famous and thorough ...
Robert Schumann: The Effect of Illness on Compositions of His Late Period
Robert Schumann died on July 29, 1856, at a sanitarium in Endenich after having lived a quiet and uneventful life there since his attempted suicide in February of 1854. Ten years previous to the suicide attempt, ...
The Beginnings of College and University Music Departments in the United States
The purpose of this paper is to research the roots and to trace the subsequent development of music departments in America's colleges and universities. Discussion will focus on why and by whom the departments were founded ...