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Developing A Systematic Approach For Teaching Beginning Improvisation Using The Concert Percussion Ensemble, Ian McClaflin 2020 The University of Southern Mississippi

Developing A Systematic Approach For Teaching Beginning Improvisation Using The Concert Percussion Ensemble, Ian Mcclaflin

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Typically, when studying percussion at a University, a student is required to be proficient at multiple aspects of percussion (snare drum, mallet keyboards, drum set, hand drumming, etc.) and work through multiple method books and solos on the different instruments. This often leaves little to no room for the study of improvisation on their instrument.

Examined in this study are the following points pertaining to the state of teaching improvisation:

  • There is an apparent lack of improvisation in the classroom
  • Teachers often feel unprepared in teaching improvisation
  • Improvisation is most commonly associated with jazz
  • Both teachers and students tend to ...


Catering Group Piano Curriculum For The Music Educators Of The Next Generation, Chee Hyeon Choi Dr. 2020 Bradley University

Catering Group Piano Curriculum For The Music Educators Of The Next Generation, Chee Hyeon Choi Dr.

Journal of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction

Advances in consumer technology have drastically changed the ways students access and appreciate music. As a result, teaching materials in group piano curriculum have become quickly outdated. Students no longer recognize folk tunes that have been sung or used for harmonization exercises; they prefer to listen and play music on their playlist stored in their mobile devices. Although pedagogical principles and objectives should persist over time, teaching methodologies and materials should continuously be updated to increase students’ engagement in learning. The newer generation of students favor classes that are more practical, satisfy their personal interests, and meet their degree program ...


The Value Of Assessment For The Inclusive General Music Classroom, Mary Elizabeth Quigley 2020 Liberty University

The Value Of Assessment For The Inclusive General Music Classroom, Mary Elizabeth Quigley

Masters Theses

This project contains an analysis of the current inclusion and assessment practices of the middle school (7th and 8th grade) general music classroom. There are many studies concerning inclusion of students with special needs and the importance of assessments in teaching music. However, there are very few studies that connect assessment techniques with inclusion, demonstrating that music teachers are teaching to each student’s ability. This study used the case study methodology in the qualitative approach with teacher interviews, surveys, and several classroom observations to analyze the data. The data was coded, and names of people and the school district ...


Singing In The Beginning Band Classroom, Sarah Jane Moyer 2020 James Madison University

Singing In The Beginning Band Classroom, Sarah Jane Moyer

Masters Theses, 2020-current

The purpose of this action research study is to explore the impact vocal activities have on fourth and fifth grade beginning band students and how their perspective might change throughout instruction. The participants' experience with vocal activities in the beginning instrumental classroom will shape their perspective. The following research questions guide this study:

  1. In what ways do vocal activities in the beginning instrumental classroom influence student knowledge of repertoire?
  2. In what way do vocal activities boost student confidence in the beginning instrumental classroom?
  3. What aspects of vocal activities encourage or discourage students from participating in the beginning instrumental classroom?

Data ...


Quincy: A Documentary Review, Analy Cruz 2020 University of the Pacific

Quincy: A Documentary Review, Analy Cruz

Backstage Pass

This is a film review of the 2018 documentary film on the life and music of legendary producer, Quincy Jones.


Amy: A Film Review, Lucas Dehner 2020 University of the Pacific

Amy: A Film Review, Lucas Dehner

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A review of the 2015 documentary film, Amy.


Bohemian Rhapsody: A Film Review, Ailey Butler 2020 University of the Pacific

Bohemian Rhapsody: A Film Review, Ailey Butler

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This is a review of the 2018 Queen bio-pic, Bohemian Rhapsody.


Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Film Review, Ceara J. Costa 2020 University of the Pacific

Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Film Review, Ceara J. Costa

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This is a film review of the 2004 documentary, Some Kind of Monster, which provides an in-depth portrait of the heavy metal band, Metallica, during the making of their St. Anger album. It addresses issues of mental health, depression, group dynamics and the pressures that successful artists face in maintaining their internal and external relationships while still trying to create new music.


A 70'S Dream Queen: Carole King's Tapestry, Kortney Burton 2020 University of the Pacific

A 70'S Dream Queen: Carole King's Tapestry, Kortney Burton

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The essay critiques the 1971 best-selling album, Tapestry, written and performed by Carole King.


Rock Of Ages Film Review, Sarah Werth 2020 University of the Pacific

Rock Of Ages Film Review, Sarah Werth

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This is a critique of the 2012 musical film, Rock of Ages.


Re-Born On The Bayou: Creedence Clearwater Revival's Sophomore Album, Mike Camfield 2020 University of the Pacific

Re-Born On The Bayou: Creedence Clearwater Revival's Sophomore Album, Mike Camfield

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This is a critique of the 1969 sophomore album, Bayou Country, by Creedence Clearwater Revival.


Me Too: The Effects Of Sexual Harassment And Assault In The Entertainment Industry, Cassandra M. Gaal 2020 University of the Pacific

Me Too: The Effects Of Sexual Harassment And Assault In The Entertainment Industry, Cassandra M. Gaal

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This paper gives insight to the growing issue of sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry. The paper provides information on the impact technology and social media have on sexual harassment and how women in particular are viewed in the entertainment industry. The paper also discusses how different genres of music and other forms of entertainment had oversexualized women, and how movies and TV shows have created this idea that someone being romantic is someone who is aggressive and forceful towards their partner.


The Big Payback Book Analysis, Isaiah Smith 2020 University of The Pacific

The Big Payback Book Analysis, Isaiah Smith

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This paper is an analysis of the book, The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop.


The Next Frontier: Blockchain In The Music Industry, Manuel J. Manriquez Jr 2020 University of The Pacific

The Next Frontier: Blockchain In The Music Industry, Manuel J. Manriquez Jr

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This Research Paper takes a look at how Blockchain technology can potentially change the music industry as we know it!


Streaming Services Insist On Buying Out Composers’ Music Rights, Kendra Sananikone 2020 University of the Pacific

Streaming Services Insist On Buying Out Composers’ Music Rights, Kendra Sananikone

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No abstract provided.


From Penny Lane To Stranger Things: Technology’S Influence On Music Production, Sami Fong 2020 University of the Pacific

From Penny Lane To Stranger Things: Technology’S Influence On Music Production, Sami Fong

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No abstract provided.


Spotify Vs. Apple Music, Lexi Gerbino 2020 University of the Pacific

Spotify Vs. Apple Music, Lexi Gerbino

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A quick look at the differences of the two biggest music streaming services, Spotify and Apple Music.


Uc Theatre: An Internship Guide Book, Monica Motta 2020 University of the Pacific

Uc Theatre: An Internship Guide Book, Monica Motta

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No abstract provided.


Female Representation In U.S. Music Festivals, Kortney Burton 2020 University of the Pacific

Female Representation In U.S. Music Festivals, Kortney Burton

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No abstract provided.


Interview With Sarah Jones, Music Industry Media Specialist, Jennifer Morrow 2020 University of the Pacific

Interview With Sarah Jones, Music Industry Media Specialist, Jennifer Morrow

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