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Master's Theses

Fort Hays State University

Music education

1945

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An Instrumental Music Method For Teaching Band Instruments In Classes In The Fourth And Fifth Grades, Robert A. Gantner Aug 1945

An Instrumental Music Method For Teaching Band Instruments In Classes In The Fourth And Fifth Grades, Robert A. Gantner

Master's Theses

The Basic Instrumental Method is an attempt to provide music materials suitable for the teaching of instrumental music to children in the grade schools using the class method. Four approaches have been used in developing this method. They are the following: (1) The selection of six basic instruments suitable for small children, (2) arrangement of the material in such a manner as to allow for individual advancement, (3) a well graded presentation of rhythmic problems, and (4) a recognition of the psychological value of motivation.