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The Cambridgeshire Report on the Teaching of Music
Music and the Community


  • Date Published: December 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107445796

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  • Originally published in 1933, this book presents the content of a report prepared over several years by the Cambridgeshire Council of Music Education. The text provides a comprehensive study regarding the nature of music education in the region and the possibilities for its improvement, taking into account the changes to musical experience brought about by the gramophone and broadcasting. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the teaching of music and the history of education.

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    • Date Published: December 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107445796
    • length: 274 pages
    • dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.27kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    The committee
    List of persons consulted
    Part I. The Value of Music to the Community and the Place that it Should Occupy in Education
    Part II. Specimen Schemes of Musical Training for Children and Adults: Introductory
    1. Primary education
    2. Post primary education
    3. Small schools: covering infant schools and junior schools (primary), and senior classes (post-primary)
    4. Training colleges
    5. Part-time further education
    6. The contribution of the universities
    Part III. Suggestion on Teaching Methods:
    1. Infants' introduction to music in school
    2. Training of children's voices
    3. Treatment of adolescent voices
    4. Ear-training n melody and harmony
    5. Training in rhythm and musical dictation
    6. Vocal sight-reading
    7. Instrumental sight-reading
    8. Teaching the history of music
    9. Extemporisation and melody-writing
    10. Learning instruments in class
    11. Listening to music
    12. The use of mechanically reproduced music
    13. Correlation of music with other studies
    14. Musical education of difficult and retarded types
    15. Conducting and training of children's choirs
    16. Conducting and training of children's orchestras
    17. Conducting and training of adult choirs
    18. Conducting and training of adult orchestras
    19. Training of conductors
    Part IV. Other Aspects of Music:
    1. Music and the corporate life of the school
    2. Concerts for children
    3. Other musical influences on the child out of school
    4. Organisation of adult choirs
    5. Organisation of adult orchestras
    6. Musical festivals and competitions
    7. The fostering of musical education by local organisations: as illustrated by the Cambridgeshire Council of Musical Education
    8. Circulating libraries of music and books on music
    9. Examinations, external and internal, and inspections
    10. Community
    Part V. Retrospect and Conclusions
    Appendix A. List of song books
    Appendix B. List of hymn books
    Appendix C. List of orchestral and chamber music
    Appendix D. List of pianoforte music
    Appendix E. Classified list of books on music
    Appendix F. Periodicals on music
    Appendix G. Instruments and apparatus
    Appendix H. Organisations which can give outside musical help and the nature of the help given
    Appendix I. Societies and companies which publish educational gramophone records and player-piano rolls, and publishers who have educational departments in music.

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    Cambridgeshire Council of Music Education

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