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The Generation Variations: A New Work for Double Bass Soloist and Electric Guitar Accompanist
This thesis combines the score of an original work by Arthur Roth for double bass and electric guitar with effects entitled The Generation Variations with a written analysis. The analysis presents the intent, method and ...
Dharma noise: parergonality in Zen Buddhism and non-idiomatic improvisation
The objective of this dissertation is to explore philosophical and practical approaches to the study of improvisation in relation to Japanese Zen Buddhist doctrine and aesthetics. It specifically asks whether free form ...
The Soul of you : High
(Chicago : Carrie Jacobs-Bond and Son, 1917, 1917)
Artist Growth of a Singer-Songwriter: A Personal Testimonial
This thesis is a study of creativity with attention placed on the personal experience of myself as a songwriter. It contains a personal account of my experiences with relation to music, my chosen artistic medium, in ...
"And Then There Was Light": A Group of Compositions Inspired by the Universe's Creation, Its Present State, and Its Possible Fates.
The work herein contained strives to express (vocally and musically) the creation of the cosmos; whilst adhering to the most prevalent artistic (philosophical and scientific) notions of the past, present, and future. Due ...
Shinichi Suzuki and Musical Talent: An Analysis of His Claims
The Suzuki Method is a popular and influential method of music education for strings. Central to this study is the Method’s premise that musical talent is not inborn, but rather cultivated through one’s environment. A ...
Peripheral and Central Auditory Processing in People With Absolute Pitch
Absolute pitch (AP) is a rare ability that is defined by being able to name musical pitches without a reference standard. This ability has been of interest to researchers studying music cognition and the processing of ...
Jackie Mittoo At Home and Abroad: The Cultural and Musical Negotiations of a Jamaican Canadian
Donat Roy ‘Jackie’ Mittoo (1948-1990) made significant contributions to the genres of rock steady and reggae as a musician, producer and musical director of Studio One in Jamaica. He is renowned for the number of recordings ...
Modes of Listening and their Implications to Audience Experience of Orchestral Concerts, with a Case Study of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Although listeners adopt similar behaviours according to sociocultural norms in the concert hall, they do not all experience an orchestral performance in the same way. Stockfelts theory of Adequate Modes of Listening ...
Contemporary Art Music Compositions with Folkloric Elements of El Salvador
There is a critical lack of ethnographic and ethnomusicological research that focuses in El Salvadors indigenous (folkloric) music. Drawing on the historical studies and research of Santiago Ignacio Barberena and Dr. Jorge ...