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    Director\u27s Chair

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    Anna Smith

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    Laura Cummings

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    Practicing for the Parade

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    Homecoming Parade

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    Using Image Processing to Enhance Vehicle Safety

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    Slashes, Dashes, Points, and Squares: The Development of Musical Notation

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    The development of musical notation has long been a popular topic of discussion among musicologists. All cultures in the world have music and different cultures had methods of notating music. The purpose of the research was to trace the development of music notation and to see if the modern methods of notation are superior to the older methods. The development of music notation in western music was closely tied to the church and the Gregorian chant. Early neumes resembled points and slashes, which developed into squares when the staff stated to develop. The first staff was only four lines where our modern staff is five lines. Mensuration symbols developed when a need to measure and count time in music, these were precursors to our modern time signatures and clefs. The modern notation method is not better than the older methods simply different, showing the age old saying newer is not always better to be true. As the oral developed into more of a written tradition the way the notation was used changed. When neumes were first used they acted as a guide and as time went on the notation used became closer to exact instructions which is how our modern notation works. In each stage of notational development the notation fulfilled the role it was called upon to play. In early neumatic notation the neumes gave the amount of notes that needed to be sung, which with the oral tradition was all the information that was needed. The oral tradition and the written tradition now seem to be in competition with each other like the Suzuki method and the traditional note methods. This was not always the case; the written tradition in the early tenth century supported the oral tradition. That does not make either method better than the other only different. The research for this project was done through historical documentation; books on medieval and renaissance music theory and notation were used. Journal articles relating to this topic such as mensuration and music literacy were also used

    J. S. Bach: The Good Lord of Influence

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    Many musicians stand in awe of J. S. Bach’s ability to create a masterpiece. In fact, few question his greatness as a musician, but the source of that greatness is a different discussion altogether. Was Bach’s excellent musicianship a result of good DNA, or did other causes inspire his excellence? My paper aims to identify the external influences that shaped Bach into the musician that he was. What environmental factors influenced Bach? Did his education play a role in his composition style? How did his career positions affect his works? Did Bach unite his religious beliefs with his music? Many biographies of Bach indicate causes for his musical excellence other than his natural abilities. I expound on these items and discuss how each factor influenced Bach’s compositions. First, I talk about Bach’s educational background and give examples of how each of his scholastic experiences introduced him to different musical skills that he would later use to compose. Next, I highlight each of his major career positions and explain how each position inspired him to write different genres. Finally, I draw attention to Bach’s religious beliefs and the influence that they had on his compositional style. These examples illustrate that Bach was a man who combined his natural musical abilities with his everyday circumstances and achieved many accomplishments as a result. From this research, I draw the conclusion that although Bach was a brilliant musician, he could not have achieved such immense success without the external factors such as his educational background, his career positions, and his religious beliefs

    DigitalCommons@Cedarville Statistical Report for December 2015

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