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The geography of Hindustani music : the influence of region and regionalism on the North Indian classical tradition
This dissertation explores the influence of regional cultures and, more specifically, of regionally based and regionally determined aesthetic preferences, on the Hindustani classical music tradition. The period from the ...
Three movements for jazz orchestra based on the Cuban rumba
Afro-Cuban music has been an important influence in jazz since the beginnings of the genre in the early twentieth century. This influence has had its foremost manifestations in the music of many important jazz musicians ...
The application of the neuro-linguistic programming model to vocal performance training
Expertly trained voice teachers and talented students who desire success work together to achieve student and teacher outcomes. Unfortunately, the collaboration does not always produce the desired results. Sometimes the ...
An acoustic comparison of voice use in solo and choir singing in undergraduate and graduate student singers
Numerous studies have been made looking at the differences in the resonance of choral and solo singing modes. None of these studies, however, have taken into account the particular challenges of a great majority of choral ...
The free serial style of Nikos Skalkottas: an examination of the twelve-tone methods in his late serial compositions
This study provides detailed analyses of three serial compositions that include Serenata, Tender Melody, and Sonatina, each written for cello and piano in 1949, the year of the composer’s death. Skalkottas re-appropriates ...
The effects of score study on novices’ conducting and rehearsal behaviors
This study investigated the effects of score study on novice conductors’ nonverbal and verbal conducting behaviors. Presented with a brief musical excerpt of which they had no prior knowledge, undergraduate conducting ...