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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 ...
Choral Music From the American Musical Theatre Suitable for High School and College Repertoire
In the early years of the twentieth century, a group of men created a new art form indigenous to the United States: the American Musical Theatre. In the context of choral music, literature from the American Musical Theatre ...
An Outline of Music Development in Taiwan
The purpose of this study is to present an outline of the musical development in Taiwan during the 19th and 20th centuries and to speculate about future possibilities.
The Placement of Ornaments in Selected Keyboard Works of Johann Kuhnau: An Analysis
Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722) wrote four sets of pieces for keyboard. The Clavier Übung I (1689) and II (1692) are highly ornamented, while the Frische Clalvier-Frütchte (1696) and Biblischer Sonaten (1700) contain only an ...
A Survey of Method Books for the Adult Beginner in Class Piano
This paper analyzes texts available for group adult piano study to determine appropriateness.
Guidance in Selection of an Instrument for a Student
"What instrument should my child play?'" is a question frequently asked by parents. This is not an easy question for a music teacher to answer without a thorough understanding of an individual child and the knowledge ...
Foreign Language Requirements for Graduate Music Students
The following charts represent the tabulation of a recent survey in which foreign language requirements for various degree programs offered by colleges and universities on the Master's and Doctor's degree levels ...
This paper gives a brief biography of 144 women violinists.
Operatic and Instrumental Classical Music in America in the Late 20th Century
Classical music still exists in American life in the late 20th century, yet its existence is the topic of much debate. Should classical music be funded in part by the government? Are music educators frustrated and failed ...
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 ...
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 ...
Solo Clarinet Repertoire in the United States During the Classic Period, 1750-1827
This study of the repertoire for solo clarinet performed on the Eastern Seaboard and in New Orleans during the years 1750 through 1827 was undertaken to determine the frequency of use and possible popularity of the ...
A Selective Bibliography of Arrangements of Shape-Note Melodies
This paper gives a listing of shape-note songs as arranged into modern musical notation.
Choral Score Preparation Techniques of Eight Midwestern High School Choral Directors
The choral score preparation techniques of eight successful high school choral directors were investigated. Successful was defined as those conductors directing programs with consistent first division ratings ...
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. ...
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 ...
A Study of Selected Orchestral Works
The purpose of this paper is to study a selected group of orchestral works for the purpose of gaining an understanding of their various difficulties and artistic merits leading to intelligent and stimulating programming. ...