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    An esthetic index of music history
    (Wichita State University, 1958-07) Fletcher, Gary; Buggert, Robert W. (Robert William), 1918-2021
    The writer feels a study of this kind is valuable as a means of achieving an accurate understanding of the history of artistic practice. This understanding in turn enables the student to evaluate ·and compare styles and periods in an intelligent and logical manner. The temporal scope of this paper prohibits an exhaustive examination of each period in music history. There are many excellent studies available to the student which cover the individual periods in a detailed and comprehensive manner. It is the particular hope of the author that this study will broaden the cultural outlook of the music student and create a desire to further richen his knowledge and understanding of music and its relationship to esthetic philosophy and the other fine arts.
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    A study of alternate fingerings and positions as related to the acoustical problems of brass instruments
    (Wichita State University, 1958-07) Irick, Charles A.
    The problems with which this paper will deal will be limited to the fingerings and/or slide positions and their effect upon intonation and technique as well as a few recommendations for checking the intonation of a new instrument. Other problems relative to embouchure, inferior instruments, or selection and use of a proper mouthpiece will not be discussed as they would present too many problems which are so variable as to be confusing to the main topic.It will be the purpose of this paper to explain the uses of these valve and slide combinations, to explain their weaknesses, to show possible supplementary fingerings, to explain the evolution of our present brass wind instruments and to show some possible fingering combinations which may not ordinarily be used but which would be helpful.
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    Ten selected sixteenth-century French chansons arranged for brass quartet
    (Wichita State University, 1958-07) Dawson, Norman E.; Buggert, Robert W. (Robert William), 1918-2021
    This thesis is a step in a pattern of twofold research: One, a greater understanding of early musical forms and two, an adaptation of those forms for modern usage.
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    Analysis of wind instrument solo literature
    (Wichita State University, 1957-05) Hodges, Wendell L.
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    Pre-rehearsal warm-up and scale technique-development exercises
    (Wichita State University, 1957-07) Dilley, Albert Lyle
    It is the aim of this paper to provide materials and proper procedures for band directors to utilize in obtaining greater playing proficiency from their bands. This thesis will be divided into two parts: 1) pre-rehearsal warm-up and 2) scale technique-development exercises.
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