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The flute study : a comparative data base of flute studies for the development of the pedagogy of the flute

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The purpose of this dissertation was to construct a database of flute studies for use by teachers and students. There are difficulties for teachers in the choice of suitable studies caused by geographic isolation or lack of familiarity with, or access to, the available study repertoire. There is also a need to identify currently available technical and study repertoire for the flute, according to criteria of suitability for particular needs of students. In order to address these problems a survey of teachers was undertaken to establish a comprehensive list of criteria relating to the perceived technical needs of students at various levels. Once this was done, approximately three thousand studies from the currently available technical study repertoire were analysed, using the developed criteria. Some collections of studies were also analysed and compared with the general repertoire, and catalogues examined to see if these could be a viable solution to teachers' difficulties. This was found not to be the case, and a database was presented as the most practical solution for teachers searching for studies which address specific technical problems.


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Copyright 1998 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s). Thesis (MMus)--University of Tasmania, 1999. Includes bibliographical references. 1. Introduction -- 2. An examination of available literature -- 3. The design of the database -- 4. Summary and conclusion -- 5. Bibliography -- 6. Musicography -- Appendices. A. Percentage appearance of criteria in collections of studies -- B. Percentage appearance of criteria in all studies analysed -- C. Form used in survey -- D. Letter used in survey -- E. Graph comparing perceived criterion importance with percentage of criteria actually found in study repertoire -- F. List of all studies used in the database

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