Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Introducing Post-tonal Techniques to the Beginning Musician
by Nix, Elizabeth Ashley, M.M., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2014, 212; 1585865
Abstract (Summary)

Each chapter of this thesis explores a technique commonly found in post-tonal piano repertoire for students Levels 1-3 (Magrath). Post-tonal techniques evaluated for difficulty are Nonwestern scales, polychords and clusters, polytonality, atonality, serialism, aleatoric music, and experiments in sound. There are some inherent difficulties for beginner pianists in each of these topics that are discussed in detail. The appropriateness of these styles for students is evaluated and elements that are conceptually advanced are altered so that earlier exposure to these techniques is possible. Where there are areas of pedagogical weakness or a lack of material for young pianists, compositions have been supplied in a methodical order, introducing and expanding upon new and creative methods of approaching these techniques.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Steinbron, Matt
Commitee: Kulp, Jonathan, Loewy, Andrea, Reichling, Mary
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: Music
School Location: United States -- Louisiana
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Music, Pedagogy, Music education
Keywords: Children, Exposure, Lessons, Piano, Piano pedagogy, Post-tonal
Publication Number: 1585865
ISBN: 9781321655810