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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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The B Minor Sonata of Franz Liszt
When Liszt began writing the B minor sonata in 1852, his motive was to break up the classic sonata form and prepare a new direction for the development of piano music. This one-movement sonata is an extreme example of ...
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 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.
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.
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 ...
An Analysis of Elements Associated with the Volunteer Church Choir Experience and Their Affect on Participation in Choir
Previous studies have indicated that volunteer musicians are influenced positively and negatively in their decision to participate in a music group by various elements surrounding them. Using a questionnaire/survey, ...
A Survey of Trumpet and Mouthpiece Preferences of Ten Orchestral Trumpet Players
The purpose of this paper is to determine if there are similarities in the preferences for trumpets and mouthpieces of professional orchestral trumpet players. It was assumed that a professional musician would secure ...
Teaching Music in a One-Room School
The purpose of this investigation was to discover the differences and similarities between teaching music in a one-roo school prior to 1960 and current teaching practices (in a one-room school). From the information gathered ...
The Alexander Technique: A Successful Method of Long-Term Rehabilitation for an Injured Pianist
This paper chronicles the author's injury, search for remedy, and use of Alexander Technique to correct the issues caused by an injury. Background information on the Alexander Technique is also given.
Vocal and Choral Techniques in England: 1980-1910
The main task of this paper will lie in the summation of various vocal techniques, followed by a summation of various choral techniques. It will be argued that voice teachers significantly influenced choral conductors. ...
Improved Teaching Through Audio-Visual Aids
Industry and education have felt the need since World War II to use many techniques or educational devices used by the military in speeding up and enhancing the learning process. Since World War II, first industry and ...
A Survey of Selected All-State Chorus Audition Methods
The purpose of this study was to investigate the audition methods of selected All-State choruses across the United States. Letters were sent to each state's Board of Education, Music Educator's National Conference (MENC) ...