Audio-visual experiences for the enrichment of music appreciation in the secondary school
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It was the purpose of this study (l) to explore certain educational theories evolved from concepts of the interrelations of the arts and utilize them as bases for the development of positive attitudes, understandings, and interests in music for students at the secondary shcool level; (2) to evolve a sound educational approach to the academically oriented content reflected in the musical expressions of the 17th and 18th centuried; (3) to utilize the audio and visual aspects of the art expressions of these centuries as audio-visual experiences illuminating the socio-economic, political, cultural, and philosophical shaping forces of these eras; (4) to make perceptible the manner in which the 11 shaping forces 11 helped to determine the musical content, style, elements and expression of each period; and (5) to use this knowledge as a basis for the intensive study of outstanding musical expressions in Baroque, Rococo, Expressive, Storm and Stress, and Classical styles. Method of procedure. The documentation for the conceptual approach of this study led to the investigation of sources from various disciplines. Ontological and empirical evidence was presented to define and reveal the educational and cultural values inherent in the audio-visual approach of this study. Discussion followed of the findings, which appeared to sustain the necessary, dynamic, and positive educational values inherent in this approach to music listening [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (M.S.)--Boston University
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