A Practical Physiology

The author has aimed to prepare a text-book on human physiology for use in higher schools. The design of the book is to furnish a practical manual of the more important facts and principles of physiology and hygiene, which will be adapted to the needs of students in high schools, normal schools, and academies.

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A Practical Discourse on Some Principles of Hymn-Singing

What St. Augustin says of the emotion which he felt on hearing the music in the Portian basilica at Milan in the year 386 has always seemed to me a good illustration of the relativity of musical expression; I mean how much more its ethical significance depends on the musical experience of the hearer, than on any special accomplishment or intrinsic development of the art. Knowing of what kind that music must have been and how few resources of expression it can have had,–being rudimental in form, without suggestion of harmony, and in its performance unskilful, its probably nasal voice-production unmodified by any accompaniment,–one marvels at his description,

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Piano and Song

Friedrich Wieck, the author of the work a translation of which is here offered to the public, was during his long life a distinguished teacher of music. He died in the autumn of 1873. He was the father and teacher of the celebrated pianist, Clara Wieck, now Fr. Dr. Clara Schumann, widow of the renowned composer Robert Schumann, who was also a pupil of Wieck. His second daughter, Fräulein Marie Wieck, is well known in Germany as an artistic performer on the piano-forte.

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Caruso and Tetrazzini on the Art of Singing

In offering this work to the public the publishers wish to lay before those who sing or who are about to study singing, the simple, fundamental rules of the art based on common sense. The two greatest living exponents of the art of singing—Luisa Tetrazzini and Enrico Caruso—have been chosen as examples, and their talks on singing have additional weight from the fact that what they have to say has been printed exactly as it was uttered, the truths they expound are driven [3]home forcefully, and what they relate so simply is backed by years of experience and emphasized by the results they have achieved as the two greatest artists in the world.

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Music Study In Germany

COMPARATIVELY few books on music have enjoyed the distinction of reissue. Twenty-one editions is an amazing record for a book of so narrow a subject as “Music Study in Germany.” The case of Miss Amy Fay’s volume becomes all the more unusual, if one considers that her letters were written only for home, not for a public audience and further that within twenty years from the year of first publication, her observations had become more or less obsolete.

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Music As A Language

The following lectures were delivered to music students between the years 1907 and 1915. They have been partly rewritten so as to be intelligible to a different audience, for in all cases the lectures were followed by a discussion in which various points not dealt with in the lectures were elucidated.

An experience of eight years in organizing a training course for students who wish to teach ear-training on modern lines to classes of average children in the ordinary curriculum of a school has shown me that the great need for such students is to realize the problems, not only of musical education, but of general education.

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Manual of Graded Sight Singing Melodies

The exercises in this Manual are to be transferred by the grade teacher to the blackboard staves and written in the usual musical notation; that is, pupils are from the first to see notes only, and the teacher alone makes use of the Manual.

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The Marchesi Vocal Method

THE Theoretical and Practical Vocal Method that I now publish is an educational work which commences with the vocal alphabet, that is to say, with elementary exercises, and contains also a series of Elementary and Progressive Vocalises for the formation of the mechanism of the voice.

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Manual of Singing

THE following work is intended principally for the use of School-masters and Choir-trainers, especially amateurs.

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Harmony its Theory and Practice

Most intelligent students of harmony have at times been perplexed by their inability to reconcile passages they have found in the works of the great masters with the rules given in the textbooks.

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Le Solfege

Ce recueil constitue la théorie nécessaire à l’étude de la Musique dans nos établissements d’instruction primaire. Les exercices gradués et variés en sont très simples et ne dépassent pas l’étendue de la voix des élèves; ils ont été étudiés dans le but de l’assouplir et de former leur oreille.

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Cusacks Lectures on Music

THIS little book is intended for Students preparing for the examinations of the Education Department, and includes all that is required in Theory of Music, Staff Notation, by Pupil Teachers during their whole course, by Scholarship Candidates, and by Certificate Students of the First and Second Year.

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Index to Kindergarten Songs

This index, the plan of which is similar to that of the well known Granger index to recitations, was suggested by demands from St. Louis kindergartners for the location of songs for which they were searching.

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