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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 ...
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 ...
Preparing the High School Piano Student for College Applied Music Study
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the piano prerequisites for entering college freshmen planning to major in piano or in organ. A survey is made of fifteen selected schools of music which offer bachelor of music ...
Shape-note Notation: A Complement to the Singing School
began appearing in the middle and southern colonies. The growth of the schools and the improved capabilities of the singers created a demand for an enormous volume of music, and in the second half of the eighteenth century, a number of Americans began...
The Vowel Production in 'Bel Canto' Singing: A General Approach for Beginning Singers
The purpose of writing this paper is to inform beginning singers of the importance of the basic concept of vowel formation and articulation in the production of good vocal tone. The lack of a thorough understanding of ...
Falsetto: Learning to Sing the Full Upper Register Through Development of the Falsetto
This project has been undertaken to show that it is possible to build the full upper register through development of the falsetto. The process is quite slow, in that it takes time and concerted effort to start with a small ...
A Survey of the Experiences and Attitudes of Seventy-Five Young Male Singers During Early Adolescence and Suggested Methods for Dealing with Problems of the Adolescent Male Singer in a Choral Situation
The adolescent period is a developmental stage that does not favor any particular individual or group of people. It is a stage in which every human being experiences change in growth, specifically in the following areas: ...
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 ...
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 ...
Kodaly, Orff, and Suzuki Methods Described and Compared
What are some of the teaching techniques and philosophies of the above-mentioned music educators (Kodaly, Orff, and Suzuki)? It shall be the purpose of this paper to describe their methods and then make some comparisons ...
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. ...
A Study of the Cambiata Voice
A discussion of the role of the boy's treble voice in early times is preceded with consideration of the initial role and eventual dismissal of women's voices from choral music settings. This summary is important to ...
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 ...
Pedagogy Related to the Boy's Changing Voice
It was the original purpose of this paper to show how the sound and common sense practices of education could be adapted to maintaining the boy's singing voice and interest in music through the period of adolescence. ...
A Study of Selected Nineteenth-Century Brass Solo Literature
The purpose of this study has been to locate and become acquainted with solo literature which would be useful as teaching material for high school and college level brass students. The nineteenth century was selected ...
The History and Development of Music and Worship of the Stone Church 1873-1976
This paper chronicles the history of the Stone Church Congregation of the (now) Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It focuses on the musical activities of the church through time.
The Technique of Transcribing Music into Braille and Materials Available to the Blind Musician
It is the intent of the writer to discuss the method of transcribing music into Braille. There are several methods of transcribing music, the method of transcription being dependent upon the music and the instrument ...
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 ...
The Significance of Shinichi Suzuki
Because it was felt that the ideas of Shin'ichi Suzuki are of significance to American string teachers, an attempt has been made to present the basic philosophy and contents of the approach. Included are reactions by ...
Survey Course of Church Music
This document outlines a survey conservatory course in the history of church music from the seventh century to the twentieth century.