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A Policy and Procedures Manual for the Operation of the Red Door Children's Center: A Case Study
The purpose of this project was to develop an all inclusive manual that could be used for the operation of the Red Door Children's Center, an existing child care facility at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lee's Summit, ...
Characteristics of the French Violin School Found in the Music of Beethoven
It is the purpose of this study to find characteristics of the French Violin School found in the music of Beethoven. In a study of this type, one is usually confronted with a degree of speculation concerning the origin of ...
Pre-1900 Selected Protestant Hynmody Development
This paper discusses a brief history of early hynmody, its origins, and evolution.
A Discussion of American Children's Songs of the Nineteenth Century
This study has been concerned with the songs of American primary children within a limited historical period—the nineteenth century. The purpose was, specifically, to determine the scope and characteristics of the songs. ...
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 Preparatory Guide for Teaching Piano to the Blind
Learning to teach the blind is not difficult, once the instructor is familiarized with a few basic guidelines. This paper covers student and teacher responsibilities, musical notation types, important concepts for teaching ...
Continuity Analysis: Exposition, First Movement Symphony no. 1, C Minor, Johannes Brahms
Continuity analysis is a study of the relationship of events in a composition to preceding events. The subject of this analysis at any point is a recurrence either of an aspect of a single note or of a note pattern. The ...
Bartók's Harmonic Techniques in the Mikrokosmos
The purpose of this paper is two-fold, in that it seeks to clarify, relate, and systematize Bartok's harmonic technique as exemplified in his Mikrokosmos and ultimately, through this understanding, to enable the performer ...
The History of the Trumpet in the Orchestra
An examination will be made of the types of trumpets that have been used in orchestras. An attempt will be made to follow the trumpet from its natural to its chromatic-valved state and to show how both the composer and ...
Choral Sound Related to the Physical Arrangement of Choirs
In too many cases, rehearsals and performances are impaired by the poor acoustics of the spaces where a group must perform. Concerts are given every day in auditoriums, theaters, Churches, cafetoriums, concert ...
The Violin Technique of Nicolo Paganini
The violin technique of Nicolo Paganini holds a unique position in the history of violin playing. It was rather unconventional and, to date, is not really understood. During his lifetime, Paganini did everything within ...
Justifying the Study and Performance of Sacred Choral Music in Secondary Public Education
The selection of performance literature is one of the most important tasks a choral conductor undertakes. When the quality of the music is high, the potential for teaching (and learning) is unlimited. Each new musical ...
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). ...
A Selective Bibliography of Arrangements of Shape-Note Melodies
This paper gives a listing of shape-note songs as arranged into modern musical notation.
The Identification and Comparison of Learning Styles of Vocal Music Educators at Varying Levels
The purpose of this study was to identify and compare the learning styles of vocal music educators at varying levels, (i.e. elementary, middle school/junior high, senior high) to determine if there might be any correlation ...
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 ...
Programmed Instruction as Applied to Music Theory Fundamentals in Seven Selected Texts
The purpose of this paper is not to discuss the history of programmed learning and teaching machines, nor is it to debate the advantages and disadvantages of programming as an instructional technique. Teaching machines ...
Johann Sebastian Bach's Chorale Collections A Comparative Study With His Earlier Versions
This paper gives an overview of the history of the German chorale and then compares the last manuscript edition of Johann Sebastian Bach's eighteen chorales to earlier versions of the same works. Each work is placed within ...
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 ...
The Choral Festival: A Research Study and Procedural Model for Preparation, Performance and Objective Achievements
This research study is intended to focus on the importance and validity of choral festivals and to provide an organized, procedural model for preparation, performance and objective achievements of said choral idiom to ...