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George Frideric Handel
This paper discusses the life and vocal technique of George Frideric Handel. Also included is a bibliography of the vocal works of this composer.
A Study of Beginning Flute Method Books
This research project deals with a study of twenty beginning flute method books. Included is an outline of each book and a table concerning pertinent material of flute method books.
A Study of the Optimum Minimum Requirements for an Instrumental Rehearsal Hall
This study will attempt to determine the optimum minimum requirements for instrumental rehearsal halls. Chapter I will examine the need for music facilities. Chapter II is concerned with the location of the rehearsal ...
A Study of the Intermezzo for the Pianoforte by Johannes Brahms
This paper looks at the piano intermezzi of Johannes Brahms. The intermezzo is treated historically from earliest appearance until Brahams. Each intermezzo by Johannes Brahms is then analyzed in terms of melody, harmony, ...
The Development of Musical Literature for the Violin in the Baroque Period
The purpose of this paper is to provide a sampling of the most significant developments in the literature for violin in the Baroque Era with attention being drawn to technical and stylistic evolution. Within the limits of ...
Music With Social Studies for Fourth Grade
This paper was prepared to help fourth grade teachers, either the classroom teacher or special music teacher, to relate their music and social studies. Using the MacMillen Social Studies Books and the music series that ...
Criteria for Choosing Computer Software for Use in a Piano-Teaching Studio
The purpose of this paper is to establish criteria for the purchase of computer software for use in a piano-teaching studio. The number of software packages available to the independent teac ...
The Development of the Piano Sonata
During its earliest history, the term sonata could mean merely an instrumental "sound-piece" (or a piece to be sounded by instruments as contrasted to a cantata, or a piece to be sung), for it was only the embryo of ...
The Development of the Timpani and its Effect on the Notation of the Timpani Roll as Used by Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel
The purpose of this paper is to present the development of the timpani and the notation of the timpani roll as used by Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Frederic Handel. I have compiled researched facts of the kettledrums ...
Registration, Breathing and Health, Related to Singing
This paper will concentrate on three areas of importance in vocal pedagogy. They are registration, breathing, and health problems. There are generally three theories in registration: one register, two registers, and three ...
Pre-1900 Selected Protestant Hynmody Development
This paper discusses a brief history of early hynmody, its origins, and evolution.
Shape-note Notation: A Complement to the Singing School
In the early decades of the eighteenth century, singing schools were organized in New England for the purpose of improving congregational singing. The schools' popularity as musical and social institutions grew rapidly, ...
A Comparative Study of the Processes Involved in the Development of Successful Piano Sight-Readers
Sight-reading is considered an important subject by most piano educators. This paper discusses the proper functioning of each step of the sight-reading process. Section one deals with the perception and recognition by the ...
Well-Tempered Clavier: A Profound Expression of Bach's Religious Convictions
Johann Sebastian Bach is unquestionably a distinguished musical genius. His supreme creative powers have intrigued scholars for generations, and the study of his work continues to reveal Bach's awesome intellect and unique ...
Administrative Guidelines for a Vacation Music School at First Baptist Church, Oak Grove, MO.
Vacation music schools are fun for all involved and require several months of planning. They minister to the needs of each chorister, and directors of music schools feel the need to continue this type of program. With this ...
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 Basics of Teaching Keyboard Ornamentation
A concise commentary on general practices of ornamentation and how to go about teaching them is needed for every instructor of music. Included in this study are general practices of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic ...
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 ...