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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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 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, ...
The Canzonettas and Leider of Franz Joseph Haydn
Looking at Haydn's songs from the perspective of the twentieth century, the following observations may be made: (a) Haydn was successful in fulfilling his own requirements to compose lieder and songs that had "variety, ...
Establishing Criteria for the Selection of Music at the Junior High School Level
This paper discusses the factors for a choral director to consider when choosing literature including: text, compositional elements, range, arrangement, and accompaniment. The paper serves as a guide to assist in the ...
The Vocal Literature of John Beckwith
This paper details the biography and training of Canadian composer John Beckwith. Also included is an analysis of his style and a comparative analysis of his vocal works.
A Report of the Yamaha Music Educational System
The purpose of this study is to present a short history of the origin of the Yamaha Music School and an overview of its educational philosophies and objectives. In recent years, many new music systems have appeared and ...
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.
Vocal and Choral Techniques in England: 1980-1910
The main task of this paper will lie in the summation of various vocal techniques, followed by a summation of various choral techniques. It will be argued that voice teachers significantly influenced choral conductors. ...
An Investigation of the Effects of Teacher Prepared Programmed Tapes, Designed to Enhance Student Listening Abilities on Aural Concept Identification Tasks
The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of post-instruction achievement by 9-10 year old students, in a single school in Silverdale, Washington, who were instructed with teacher-prepared instructional tapes. ...
The Utilis et Compendiaria Introductio of Hans Judenkunig: An Examination
The content of this paper is based on a microfilm copy of the Utilis et Compendiaria Inroductio of Hans Judenkunig in the Lute Society of America Microfilm Library in Rochester, Michigan. The Utilis, probably the first ...
Class Voice Teachers: Are Specialized Background and Preparation Necessary?
The hypothesis of this paper is that specialized background and preparation are necessary for a class voice teacher. In order to test this hypothesis, the following sub-hypotheses were devised to find out how and in ...
A Comparison of Five Different Editions of Girolamo Frescobaldi's Aria Detta La Frescobalda with a Guitar Transcription
In the course of transcribing Girolamo Frescobaldi's Aria detta la Frescobalda, contained in the Second Book of Toccatas, first published in 1627, one problem the modern editor confronts is that of interpreting the ...
An Annotated Bibliography of Choral Techniques and Related Subjects
This paper is a collation of materials which, in the opinion of the author, are pertinent to contemporary choral practices and techniques. Section I is a list of books and their contents. ...
Thomas Pasatieri, once called the "Primo Don" of American opera composers, has already established himself at the young age of 38 as one of the most influential composers in the field of American Theater. His large ...
Physiological and Motor Responses to Music
This paper surveys the literature on research relating to motor responses and/or physical effects of listening to music. The various response parameters discussed include heart rate, respiration, galvanic skin resistance ...
John Cage and His Use of Percussion
John Cage musically created a revolution. He explored new avenues of composing, during a period of time when most other composers were still in the past. Overall, he formulated an exciting and new attitude toward the ...