Date of Award
Master of Music (MMUS)
Performing music is a multi-faceted endeavor requiring training, practice, and perseverance. When recreating a musical score many variables must be balanced. Whether in performance, rehearsal, or lesson and especially while sight-reading, rhythm seems the single most abused variable. William Revelli has written "in spite of its paramount importance, rhythm is the most deficient element in the performance of our school bands" (56).
Svagera, John Charles, "The effect of intensive counting practice on musical performance in eighth grade instrumental students." (1988). Student Work. 2941.