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Nicolas Medtner: a Survey of his Life, Musical Style, and Works for Solo Piano
This paper discusses the biography, style, and solo piano works of Nikolay Karlovich Medtner (1880-1951). Included is an analysis of his training, his compositional style, and musical innovations. For the purposes of this ...
Musical Examples of Double Pedal and Development of the Pedal Organ Prior to 1750
A study of organ literature from early vocal transcriptions to the death of Bach in 1750 is a study in contrast as related to use of the pedal division. An interest in this contrast provides the motivation for this ...
The Secret of Bel Canto
This paper concerns the history of the Bel canto technique and its interaction with the modern vocal studio. Bel canto itself is defined, its major characteristics delineated, and its teaching methods scrutinized.
The Elementary Instrumental Music Exploratory Program
In recent years, the goal of music education has been "Music for every child." The curriculum guide for the elementary schools of Missouri states, "since music is woven into every fabric of man's existence, it should be ...
The Twenty-four Preludes, Opus 28, of Frédéric Chopin
This paper is an examination of several editions of the twenty-four preludes of Frederic Chopin in pedagogical comparison to the Kessler manuscript of the same opus.
Songs of Pierre Phalese Transcribed for Guitar from Lute Tablature
Compositions written by Pierre Phalèse have been examined and are the content of this paper. Forty-five of his pieces, which were written in French lute tablature, have been transcribed for guitar.
A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Music Education Books, 1957-1963
The purpose of this project is two-fold: (1) To locate and annotate selected books of music education which have been published during the period 1957-1963. (2) To assist the writer of this bibliography to become better ...
An Automated Teaching System for Functional Piano Skills Based on a Curriculum Study of Piano Requirements for Public School Teachers
This study was concerned with the possibility of utilizing economies of class instruction, yet maintaining learning conditions of individual study; specifically with functional piano skills necessary for public school ...
The Solo Vocal Works of Ernst Bacon
The purpose of this project is to survey the solo vocal works of Ernst Bacon, all of which are with piano accompaniment. Some of the earliest works have recently gone out of print. For this reason, in the category of ...
A Study of the Development of Percussion Writing for Orchestra
This paper traces the use of percussion in orchestral writing from the military use to the modern era by means of musical examples in a chronological manner. The author examines the use and development of differing percussion ...
The Orchestral Organ in the United States of the Early Twentieth Century
This paper discusses the history of the organ in early twentieth-century America and its place as a substitute for orchestras. Organ builders, designs, and extant instruments from the era are also discussed.
The Place of Music Reading in Elementary School Music Education Today
Without attempting to delineate the different aims and philosophies held by music educators, this paper will instead focus on a specific area of music education—the teaching of music reading in the elementary schools. It ...
A Study of the Sruti System in Indian Music
This study is an attempt to illuminate the ancient musical concept of India known as sruti. A sruti may be considered a "microtonal" interval, but there are considerable divergences of opinion regarding whether srutis ...
Pedagogical Comparisons of Choral and Solo Singing
The comparison of choral and solo singing has often been a point of interest and controversy. It is acknowledged that if conscientious, both the studio instructor and the conductor of a choral ensemble strive for vocal ...
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 ...
Why and How to Approach the Teaching of Rhythms in the Elementary Grades
The foundation of music is rhythm, and the feeling for rhythm must first find expression through the body. Because rhythms fix certain relationships and objectify understanding, they have an important place in a ...
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, ...
An Outline of a Theory of Matrices with Application to Electronic Compositional Systems
This paper discusses a theory of matrices as applied to the composition of electronic music. As will become apparent upon consideration of the application of the theory to music composed with the system outlined herein, ...
Developing a Comprehensive Curricular Model with Multi-Level Outcomes for Academic Instruction in the High School Choral Ensemble
A challenge facing many music educators is the development of a curriculum for the multi-year high school choral ensemble. This document discusses the development of a curricular model that is comprehensive (with ...
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.