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A Computer Assisted Program For The Selection Of Band Music Relative To The Difficulty Rating Of Individual Instruments, Kirt Saville May 1991

A Computer Assisted Program For The Selection Of Band Music Relative To The Difficulty Rating Of Individual Instruments, Kirt Saville

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The purpose of the study was to develop objective grading tools in the areas of key, range, rhythm/meter, tempo, dynamic and intonation control. Each area was considered separately for 17 different instruments of the band. The study included the development of a computer program capable of permitting a band director to objectively analyze the strengths and weaknesses of his/her band, scan all of the compositions which have been entered into its data bank, and then list appropriate matches.

A formative evaluation design was used to develop and refine the evaluation tools. The steps of the formative evaluation design ...