Date of Award

8-1958

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Master of Music

Abstract

In this study I hope to show how a good public school music education plan should be the results of a desirable educational goal rather than to point out the educational values only which are the results of mere public or none public performance.

In so planning for a music education plan the teacher, classroom or special teacher, should so arrange her plans so that they provide help for every child in acquiring the correct use of his singing voice individually and with others, so that each child will enjoy singing as a medium of expression and in this way make singing a permanent means of pleasure. Planning should be so arranged that a repertoire of suitable songs which will be of both immediate and permanent interest and value to them, for developing rhythmic feeling through response to music with free bodily movements, thus cultivating muscular control and physical poise and grace, for developing the ability to read simple music independently, for developing the ability to discriminated tone qualities both of voices and instruments, with a growing realization of the power of tone color to express moods and emotions, for developing an increasing appreciation for the better music rather than the poorer resulting in a preference for singing, playing and listening to music of the best types of all times. The program should be planned so as to develop interests in instrumental work and encourage children who show evidence of a special desire to play instruments and guide their choice of an instrument and to put forth special efforts to encourage the pupils to use musical learnings such as special programs or participation in larger activities.

Publisher

Prairie View A&M College

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Date of Digitization

10-12-2021

Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View

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