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A Content Analysis Of Beginning Guitar, Electric Bass, And String Bass Method Books, Michele Berlin Feb 2018

A Content Analysis Of Beginning Guitar, Electric Bass, And String Bass Method Books, Michele Berlin

Masters Theses

Guitar instruction is an integral part of 21st-century best music education practices. This quantitative study compares six beginning guitar method books to beginning electric bass and string bass books. The books in the sample are Essential Elements for Guitar by Will Schmid and Bob Morris, Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method Grade 1 Expanded Edition, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method by Morty Manus and Ron Manus, FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Lesson Book 1, Belwin 21st Century Guitar Method 1 (2nd edition) by Aaron Stang, and KJOS Guitar Sessions Book 1: A Comprehensive Method for Individual or Group Study by ...


Expressions Of Madness In Coloratura Mad Scenes Of Bel Canto Operas, Rachel G. Christenson Apr 2017

Expressions Of Madness In Coloratura Mad Scenes Of Bel Canto Operas, Rachel G. Christenson

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis will explore the musical innovations in the mad scenes of the bel canto composers in the 1800s. It will analyze Gaetano Donizetti’s mad scenes in Anna Bolena (1830) and Lucia di Lammermoor (1835), and Vincezzo Bellini’s mad scenes in I Puritani (1835) to discover how each composer expresses madness through the high and virtuosic voice of the coloratura soprano. The subject of madness is not a new idea in opera. However, the mad scenes of Donizetti and Bellini are the most successful and are often performed in opera houses around the world. Specific attention is given ...


The Makings Of An Ep: From Silence To Portable Sounds, Emily Ream Apr 2017

The Makings Of An Ep: From Silence To Portable Sounds, Emily Ream

Senior Honors Theses

The creation of an EP is a process that requires skills in multiple areas. Once, creating an EP was only available to those who garnered resources and support from a record label. However, an increasing number of aspiring musicians are writing, recording, and making their music available for download or purchase without the assistance of a record label. Doing this successfully and excellently requires application of knowledge in areas such as literature, theology (for Christian artists), music theory, music technology, and marketing. This thesis will describe one process used to turn inspiration into a tangible product that one can purchase ...


What Do You Mean, "Practice"? Theorizing The Writing-Music Connection, Callie Elise Compton Apr 2016

What Do You Mean, "Practice"? Theorizing The Writing-Music Connection, Callie Elise Compton

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Researchers in the field of composition studies have frequently made allusions to musicians when they’ve discussed the role of practice in gaining skill. In doing so, however, they’ve risked making speculative rather than testable claims and separating composition studies from recent insights on practice from other disciplines such as education and music psychology. These fields, I argue, offer testable frameworks with which composition instructors and scholars can teach and study writing practice. Such frameworks are necessary because composition researchers need to supplement qualitative studies of writers and writing with quantitative data to generate replicable tests of teaching methods ...


The Budding Musician: A Method For Developing Cognitive And Physical Proficiency At The Piano, Lauren M. Hartburg Apr 2015

The Budding Musician: A Method For Developing Cognitive And Physical Proficiency At The Piano, Lauren M. Hartburg

Senior Honors Theses

A comprehensive piano curriculum involves physical performance development alongside musicianship training. This thesis will discuss the decline in music literacy alongside research supporting the benefits of a creative, holistic, flexible music education program. These items will then be applied to developing an elementary piano curriculum. A four-volume piano method emphasizing theory and musicianship in the context of performance literature is outlined and level one is presented in detail.


Singing With A Sanxian: A Study Of The Principal Instrument In Bai Musical Tradition , Christian Stanbrook Dec 2014

Singing With A Sanxian: A Study Of The Principal Instrument In Bai Musical Tradition , Christian Stanbrook

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The Bai people, a minority group in the People’s Republic of China numbering at least 1.8 million, are heavily concentrated in Yunnan Province’s Dali Autonomous Prefecture. Music has historically been a significant part of Bai culture, as Bai musicians across the region enjoy performing Baizu diao, or popular Bai folk tunes, in the form of singing or on various instruments. These diao, or melodies, often describe the lifestyle of Bai people and the region in which they live in and are commonly performed on a threestringed member of the lute family called a sanxian. This study uncovers ...


Folk/Traditional Music Of West Virginia Arranged For Classical Guitar Ensemble, Júlio Ribeiro Alves Dec 2013

Folk/Traditional Music Of West Virginia Arranged For Classical Guitar Ensemble, Júlio Ribeiro Alves

Music Faculty Research

My motivation for writing this book grew from my desire to better understand the people and the music heritage of West Virginia and to share the findings of my experience, with the guitar community, in the form of guitar ensemble arrangements.


"Ekene Maria" By Nnamdi Azikiwe University Chapel Choir, Quintina Carter-Enyi, Aaron Carter-Enyi Oct 2013

"Ekene Maria" By Nnamdi Azikiwe University Chapel Choir, Quintina Carter-Enyi, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

The Forum for Inculturation of Liturgical Music (FILM) is a biennial competition held at universities in Nigeria. The 2013 competition included this performance by Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Chapel Choir, of a composition by Dominic Igwe.


Developing Depth And Dimension: Instructional Tools And Practices To Facilitate And Encourage The Growth Of Young Jazz Musicians, Shauna E. Mcfaul May 2013

Developing Depth And Dimension: Instructional Tools And Practices To Facilitate And Encourage The Growth Of Young Jazz Musicians, Shauna E. Mcfaul

Lawrence University Honors Projects

Developing Depth and Dimension: A step-by-step, comprehensive introduction to the world of jazz for young musicians. This work begins with a philosophical discussion of the educational methods that are incorporated into the following games, lesson plans and writings. The project is directed toward students who have little to no experience playing jazz or improvising. It is meant to provide a foundation for continued success and development throughout their musical lives.


A Survey Of The Sacred Choral-Orchestral Works Of Sir Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941), Martin C. Cook Jan 2012

A Survey Of The Sacred Choral-Orchestral Works Of Sir Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941), Martin C. Cook

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

In the closing years of the 19th Century, when Charles Villiers Stanford, Hubert Parry and Edward Elgar were at the height of their fame and influence in British musical society Henry Walford Davies emerged as one of the most promising talents of the day, receiving commissions from the provincial music festivals of Great Britain, which were a rite of passage for emerging composers.

Between 1904 and 1929 Davies produced eleven sacred choral-orchestral works for these festivals and one further work, which were received favorably in their day but are now almost forgotten. There are five large multi movement works: The ...


David Maslanka's Desert Roads, Four Songs For Clarinet And Wind Ensemble: An Analysis And Performer's Guide, Joshua R. Mietz Apr 2011

David Maslanka's Desert Roads, Four Songs For Clarinet And Wind Ensemble: An Analysis And Performer's Guide, Joshua R. Mietz

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

Known primarily as a composer for the wind band, few American composers have received the notoriety and widespread acclaim that David Maslanka has since 1970. His works for wind ensemble are now considered standard repertoire and are played frequently by high school, college-level, and professional ensembles alike. Additionally, his works for chamber groups and soloists have continued to gain in popularity. As of the writing of this document, Maslanka has composed concertos for saxophone, euphonium, flute, marimba, trombone, and piano. Early in 2005, he completed his first large-scale work for solo clarinet with wind ensemble accompaniment: Desert Roads. Desert Roads ...


The Form Of The Preludes To Bach's Unaccompanied Cello Suites, Daniel E. Prindle Jan 2011

The Form Of The Preludes To Bach's Unaccompanied Cello Suites, Daniel E. Prindle

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This thesis proposes a methodology for understanding the form of a Baroque prelude, particularly the preludes to the Six Suites for Unaccompanied Violoncello written by Johann Sebastian Bach. Four musical dimensions, tonal structure, motive, texture, and the potential implications of a piece’s genre, parse the preludes in different ways. As the features of these musical dimensions undergo either an evolution or a dramatic change over the course of each prelude, they each suggest a different form. Points of change in each dimension delineate segments in the music. When aligned, these changes create significant formal junctures and suggest an overall ...


A Metrical Analysis And Rebarring Of Paul Creston's Sonata For Alto Saxophone And Piano, Op. 19, Christopher Kyle Sweitzer Dec 2010

A Metrical Analysis And Rebarring Of Paul Creston's Sonata For Alto Saxophone And Piano, Op. 19, Christopher Kyle Sweitzer

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

The Sonata For Alto Saxophone and Piano Op. 19 is one of the most popular pieces in the saxophone literature, commonly played by professional saxophonists during their training. It features exciting rhythmic devices like irregular and mixed meter, the notation of which is the main focus of this paper. Although Creston often used irregular and mixed meter in his compositions, he rarely specifically notated them, choosing instead to use accents, beams, slurs, and other phenomenal cues at the musical surface to create the effect of these metric plans. Time signatures often remained constant throughout entire movements. Creston believed this would ...


Woodwind Extension Through The Systematic Use Of Microtonality And Electronic Manipulation Of The Instrument, Seán Mac Erlaine Feb 2010

Woodwind Extension Through The Systematic Use Of Microtonality And Electronic Manipulation Of The Instrument, Seán Mac Erlaine

Conference papers

This research questions how the expressive range of the saxophone / bass clarinet can be extended in new ways by employing both a systematic use of microtonality and electronic manipulation of the instrument.

The use of digital signal processing (DSP) is well advanced among certain music practitioners, most notably electric guitarists, extending that instrument’s expressive powers considerably. Woodwind instrumentalists have a huge unexplored potential to engage with new technologies, furthering the range, polyphonic voicings, loops, reverbs and general signal manipulation.

The marraige of these two disciplines with conventional woodwind practice greatly deepens the expressive range of the instrument while offering ...


The Affective Properties Of Keys In Instrumental Music From The Late Nineteenth And Early Twentieth Centuries, Maho A. Ishiguro Jan 2010

The Affective Properties Of Keys In Instrumental Music From The Late Nineteenth And Early Twentieth Centuries, Maho A. Ishiguro

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

The concept of key characteristics deals with the particular moods which different tonalities are believed to provide to music. Discussions regarding their existence and the validity of the phenomena have always been controversial because of a lack of fundamental reasons and explanations for them. Nevertheless, references to key characteristics have appeared in various fields of study and over many centuries: the Greek doctrine of ethos, writings of Guido d’Arezzo, Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Traité de l’harmonie, scribbles in Beethoven’s sketches, and several passages in Hermann von Helmholtz’s On the Sensations of Tones.

The attitudes and opinions towards ...


Conductor's Guide To Mark Camphouse's "To Build A Fire", Amanda L. Kastner Apr 2009

Conductor's Guide To Mark Camphouse's "To Build A Fire", Amanda L. Kastner

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis is a guide to understanding and performing Mark Camphouse’s composition, To Build A Fire. The thesis includes a biography of Jack London and a literary analysis of London’s short story “To Build A Fire,” upon which the composition is based. Musical analysis of the Camphouse composition, rehearsal considerations, and performance considerations are also discussed. The literary analysis provides background for the composition and a starting platform for the musical analysis. The musical analysis parallels the composition with the short story. This analysis also provides some technical considerations of the instrumental parts. The rehearsal considerations include a ...


The Historical Development Of The Modern Worship Song, Travis Doucette Dec 2008

The Historical Development Of The Modern Worship Song, Travis Doucette

Senior Honors Theses

For centuries, followers of Christ have used music as a channel of communicating their love and adoration towards their Creator and Savior, Jesus Christ. In fact, the use of music with God’s people is encouraged throughout the pages of Scripture. In the Old Testament, the psalmist writes, “Sing to him a new song; play skillfully and shout for joy.” In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul writes to the Ephesians, “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.” Throughout Christian history, wherever there has been renewal, revival and restoration, fresh songs of praise and worship have followed ...


Unlv Magazine, Tony Allen, Afsha Bawany, Barbara Cloud, Holly Ivy De Vore, Gian Galassi, Matthew K. Jacobsen, Michelle Mouton, Erin O'Donnell, Shane Bevell, Cate Weeks Apr 2008

Unlv Magazine, Tony Allen, Afsha Bawany, Barbara Cloud, Holly Ivy De Vore, Gian Galassi, Matthew K. Jacobsen, Michelle Mouton, Erin O'Donnell, Shane Bevell, Cate Weeks

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Unlv Magazine, Grace Russell, Gian Galassi, Shane Bevell, Karyn S. Hollingsworth, Jennifer Lawson, Lori Bachand, Cate Weeks, Erin O'Donnell, Peter Starkweather Apr 2007

Unlv Magazine, Grace Russell, Gian Galassi, Shane Bevell, Karyn S. Hollingsworth, Jennifer Lawson, Lori Bachand, Cate Weeks, Erin O'Donnell, Peter Starkweather

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


A Survey Of Daily Routines, George Palton Jan 2005

A Survey Of Daily Routines, George Palton

Music Faculty Research

Survey of professional tuba and euphonium players in the United States consisting of current college professors, prominent freelance musicians, and musicians in professional ensembles such as military bands and orchestras.


A Descriptive Catalogue Of The Music Of Charles Ives, James Sinclair Jan 1999

A Descriptive Catalogue Of The Music Of Charles Ives, James Sinclair

Descriptive Catalogue of The Music of Charles Ives

This catalogue serves to describe the music manuscripts in the Charles Ives Papers, MSS 14, in the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University. Published in 1999. Revised in 2012.


Roussel: The Flute And Extramusical Reference, Wendell Dobbs Jan 1997

Roussel: The Flute And Extramusical Reference, Wendell Dobbs

Music Faculty Research

The article Roussel: The Flute and Extramusical Reference reveals the literary side of Roussel's flute music.


89th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, The Sherwood Conservatory Of Music Jun 1984

89th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, The Sherwood Conservatory Of Music

Commencement Programs

Programs for the Sherwood Music School 89th Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on June 3, 1984 and the Annual Spring Concert on May 20, 1984


88th Annual Convocation, The Sherwood Conservatory Of Music Jun 1983

88th Annual Convocation, The Sherwood Conservatory Of Music

Commencement Programs

Program for the Sherwood Music School 88th Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on June 3, 1983


87th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School Jun 1982

87th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School

Commencement Programs

Programs for the Sherwood Music School 87th Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on June 4, 1982 and the Annual Spring Concert on May 23, 1982


86th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School May 1981

86th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School

Commencement Programs

Programs for the Sherwood Music School 86th Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on May 29, 1981 and the Annual Spring Concert on May 3, 1981


85th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School Jun 1980

85th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School

Commencement Programs

Programs for the Sherwood Music School 85th Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on June 3, 1980 and the Annual Spring Concert on May 18, 1980


84th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School Jun 1979

84th Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School

Commencement Programs

Programs for the Sherwood Music School 84th Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on June 1, 1979 and the Annual Spring Concert on May 20, 1979


83rd Annual Convocation, Sherwood Music School Jun 1978

83rd Annual Convocation, Sherwood Music School

Commencement Programs

Program for the Sherwood Music School 83rd Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on June 2, 1978


82nd Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School Jun 1977

82nd Annual Convocation; Annual Spring Concert, Sherwood Music School

Commencement Programs

Programs for the Sherwood Music School 82nd Annual Convocation ceremony held at Recital Hall (1014 South Michigan Avenue) on June 3, 1977 and the Annual Spring Concert on May 20, 1977