Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Music Pedagogy Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

394 Full-Text Articles 253 Authors 75834 Downloads 56 Institutions

All Articles in Music Pedagogy

Faceted Search

394 full-text articles. Page 1 of 12.

The Versatile Singer: A Guide To Vibrato & Straight Tone, Danya Katok 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Versatile Singer: A Guide To Vibrato & Straight Tone, Danya Katok

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Straight tone is a valuable tool that can be used by singers of any style to both improve technical ideals, such as resonance and focus, and provide a starting point for transforming the voice to meet the stylistic demands of any genre. By employing a resonant, minimally vibrated, balanced sound as the core of the voice, the versatile singer can stylistically unbalance the voice by layering colors and effects in ways appropriate for many types of singing. In order to fully understand the inner workings of vibrato and how it can be healthily minimized, my discussion of vibrato and straight ...


"Clavichord For Beginners" By Joan Benson, Bernard Brauchli 2016 Claremont Colleges

"Clavichord For Beginners" By Joan Benson, Bernard Brauchli

Performance Practice Review

Bernard Brauchli reviews and discusses Joan Benson's 2014 work.

Benson, Joan. Clavichord for Beginners. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014.

ISBN: 978-0253011589


A Proposal For The Inclusion Of Jazz Theory Topics In The Undergraduate Music Theory Curriculum, Alexis Joy Smerdon 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

A Proposal For The Inclusion Of Jazz Theory Topics In The Undergraduate Music Theory Curriculum, Alexis Joy Smerdon

Masters Theses

The demands of the twenty-first century require musicians to be more stylistically versatile since there are more opportunities for performance when musicians are familiar with not only classical but also jazz and popular music. Understanding the theory behind jazz and pop styles will help prepare the musicians for these opportunities. Since all music students take music theory, it is in the students’ best interest for teachers of theory to include jazz theory topics in the classical music theory curriculum. The purpose of this thesis is to propose the inclusion of jazz theory topics in the undergraduate music theory curriculum. To ...


Igor Stravinsky (Primitivism & Cubism), Dan Rager 2016 Cleveland State University

Igor Stravinsky (Primitivism & Cubism), Dan Rager

Dan Rager

Igor Stravinsky (June 17, 1882/April 6, 1971) 

His works defined and incorporated the elements of Primitivism & Cubism. This short lecture discusses these principles through the following works and much more.
The Rite of Spring and The Firebird. Video example/performances bring to life this 20th century period of extremism . You are free to use and incorporate this information into your classroom courses.


International Keyboard Odyssiand And Festival. Adjudicator. 07.2016, Oscar E. Macchioni 2016 University of Texas at El Paso

International Keyboard Odyssiand And Festival. Adjudicator. 07.2016, Oscar E. Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

Invited for the second year in a row to adjudicate at various levels finals and semifinals.


Sonatas, Rondos, And Cupcakes: The Efficacy Of Collaborative And Creative Project Formats In Undergraduate Music Theory Courses, Kyle Gullings 2016 University of Texas at Tyler

Sonatas, Rondos, And Cupcakes: The Efficacy Of Collaborative And Creative Project Formats In Undergraduate Music Theory Courses, Kyle Gullings

Kyle Gullings

This poster was presented during the UT Tyler Teaching Symposium in 2015, and awarded first place.


Sonatas, Rondos, And Cupcakes: The Efficacy Of Collaborative Learning In Undergraduate Music Theory Courses, Kyle Gullings 2016 University of Texas at Tyler

Sonatas, Rondos, And Cupcakes: The Efficacy Of Collaborative Learning In Undergraduate Music Theory Courses, Kyle Gullings

Kyle Gullings

This paper examines the efficacy of collaborative and creative learning models in undergraduate music theory courses, using as comparative case studies group projects I assigned in three consecutive Form and Analysis classes from 2011 through 2014. I make the case that creative group projects, when executed correctly, have a net benefit for students, and that we as educators should make more effective use of them in our courses.


Composer Mentors: A Model For Community Engagement, Service Learning, & Learning By Teaching, Kyle Gullings 2016 University of Texas at Tyler

Composer Mentors: A Model For Community Engagement, Service Learning, & Learning By Teaching, Kyle Gullings

Kyle Gullings

This poster was presented during the UT Tyler Teaching Symposium in 2015, and awarded first place.


A Comparative History And The Importance Of Chamber Music, Aaron M. Sacks 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

A Comparative History And The Importance Of Chamber Music, Aaron M. Sacks

Capstone Projects and Theses

This capstone presentation focuses on the role of chamber music in both social and academic contexts. Using examples from the past five centuries and including local examples, parallels and divergences are drawn to points of most import. The spotlight is upon three areas: a) what the role of chamber music was in the past, compared to today; b) why it is an important genre, to both musicians, as well as non-musicians, and c) in what ways more exposure to the form can be built. Much of the focus is on composers and their influence, but the impact of and upon ...


Concise Manual Of Harmony, Intended For The Reading Of Spiritual Music In Russia (1874), Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, Liliya Shamazov (ed. and trans.) 2016 Stuyvesant High School, NYC

Concise Manual Of Harmony, Intended For The Reading Of Spiritual Music In Russia (1874), Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, Liliya Shamazov (Ed. And Trans.)

Gamut: Online Journal of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic

No abstract provided.


Preface To Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, Concise Manual Of Harmony, Intended For The Reading Of Spiritual Music In Russia (1874), Liliya Shamazov 2016 Stuyvesant High School, NYC

Preface To Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, Concise Manual Of Harmony, Intended For The Reading Of Spiritual Music In Russia (1874), Liliya Shamazov

Gamut: Online Journal of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic

No abstract provided.


Five Principles To Empower The Worship Leader, Stacey Brown 2016 Liberty University

Five Principles To Empower The Worship Leader, Stacey Brown

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The role of the worship leader exists in most churches. These leaders serve in roles from volunteer choir directors to the directors of large worship staffs. They are the standard-bearers of worship for their teams and their congregations. To successfully serve, they must possess knowledge of worship practices and leadership skills. While students of worship may have a firm foundation of biblical, historical, and philosophical principles, many current leaders do not have strong leadership backgrounds and, therefore, lack basic foundational skills for leadership. Through a study of current literature and a survey of leaders of worship in churches of various ...


Music-Play And Communication In Children With Autism And Their Families: An Ethnographic Study, Melanie Makovsky 2016 Liberty University

Music-Play And Communication In Children With Autism And Their Families: An Ethnographic Study, Melanie Makovsky

Masters Theses

This is an ethnographic research study regarding the nature of commun-, ication, musical behavior, emotional expression, and social relationships in children with autism. Four children completed the study by participating in at least three private music-play sessions attended by the child, his or her mother, and the researcher. All music-play sessions were person-centered and child-led. A local public elementary school hosted the music-play sessions in the music classroom after school hours. In addition, the school supplied all the musical instruments used in the study. The researcher utilized the SCERTS Model assessment tool to examine each child’s abilities in socio-musical ...


The History Of The Guitar, Júlio Ribeiro Alves 2016 Marshall University

The History Of The Guitar, Júlio Ribeiro Alves

Júlio Ribeiro Alves

Conceived as instructional material for the guitar students at Marshall University (or anyone interested in the subject), it presents the historical process of the guitar in a clear and attainable fashion. Several topics related to the guitar will be discussed in detail throughout the book: the postulates associated with its origins, its evolution through the centuries, its repertoire, composers, performers, techniques, etc., culminating with the achievement of the privileged status of a respected concert instrument which it currently possesses.


Cello Technique: A Result Of Cello Construction And Its Effect On Virtuosic Playing In The Works Of Dvořák And Pärt, Mineo P. Yasutake Mr. 2016 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Cello Technique: A Result Of Cello Construction And Its Effect On Virtuosic Playing In The Works Of Dvořák And Pärt, Mineo P. Yasutake Mr.

Music: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

No abstract provided.


The Interwoven Evolution Of The Early Keyboard And Baroque Culture, Rachel Stevenson 2016 Cedarville University

The Interwoven Evolution Of The Early Keyboard And Baroque Culture, Rachel Stevenson

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact that Baroque society had in the development of the early keyboard. While the main timeframe is Baroque, a few references are made to the late Medieval Period in determining the reason for the keyboard to more prominently emerge in the musical scene. As Baroque society develops and new genres are formed, different keyboard instruments serve vital roles unique to their construction. These new roles also affect the way music was written for the keyboard as well. Advantages and disadvantages of each instrument are discussed, providing an analysis of what would ...


A Study Of The Improvisational Style Of Theodore "Fats" Navarro, 1949-1950, Russell C. Zimmer 2016 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

A Study Of The Improvisational Style Of Theodore "Fats" Navarro, 1949-1950, Russell C. Zimmer

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

This study analyzes improvisatory techniques of Theodore “Fats” Navarro (1923-1950). Live improvised solos of the trumpeter from 1949-1950 were examined to better understand the improvisational style through the analysis of transcribed solos. Chapter one gives a brief overview of Navarro’s brief professional career and why he was chosen as the subject of this study. Chapter two sets out the methodology for this study and reviews related literature to the study of Fats Navarro. Chapter three provides a brief background of each performance from which the transcriptions were selected. Chapter four identifies those aspects of his improvisation that occur often ...


Vibrato Rate In Female Opera Singers And Female Sertanejo Singers, Melissa McCann 2016 James Madison University

Vibrato Rate In Female Opera Singers And Female Sertanejo Singers, Melissa Mccann

Graduate Showcase of Scholarship and Creative Activities

The aim of this study was to compare female vibrato rates in two styles of singing, western classical and sertanejo. This study was conducted in order to determine if different technical approaches yield a different mean vibrato rate in female singers. Examples were taken from well-known, operatic sopranos and popular female sertanejo singers. The program Vocevista was used to gain quantitative data on the singers’ vibrato rates and vibrato extent. A purpose of this study is to determine if the findings of similar mean vibrato rate for tenors singing in operatic and sertanejo genres, also hold true for female vocalists ...


Whitefield's Music: Moorfields Tabernacle, The Divine Musical Miscellany (1754), And The Fashioning Of Early Evangelical Sacred Song, Stephen A. Marini 2016 Wellesley College

Whitefield's Music: Moorfields Tabernacle, The Divine Musical Miscellany (1754), And The Fashioning Of Early Evangelical Sacred Song, Stephen A. Marini

Yale Journal of Music & Religion

Evangelical hymnody was the most significant form of popular sacred song in eighteenth-century Anglo-America. John and Charles Wesley built their Methodist movement on it, but little is known about the music of their great collaborator and eventual rival, George Whitefield (1714-1770). The essential sources of Whitefield's music are the development of ritual song at his Moorfields Tabernacle in London, his Collection of Hymns for Social Worship (1753) prepared for that congregation, and a little-known tunebook called The Divine Musical Miscellany (1754) that contains the first and definitive repertory of music known to be sung at Moorfields. This essay recovers ...


The Gĩkũyũ Mũtũrĩrũ: Preserving A Piece Of Kenya's Agrarian Past Through Flute Music, Jennifer LaRue 2016 Liberty University

The Gĩkũyũ Mũtũrĩrũ: Preserving A Piece Of Kenya's Agrarian Past Through Flute Music, Jennifer Larue

Masters Theses

The Agĩkũyũ people of Kenya are one of the largest people groups in Kenya. However, systematic repression of Gĩkũyũ culture led to many traditional elements being forgotten, put aside, if not lost completely. The mũtũrĩrũ, a bark flute used when herding and in certain ritual dances, was one such element. The mũtũrĩrũ was initially a temporary instrument, which evolved into more permanent bamboo versions. These may have between two and six finger holes. Another version, called a "spider web mũtũrĩrũ" has no finger holes but has a paper membrane over one end to create a buzzing timbre effect. Research was ...


Digital Commons powered by bepress