School Music Abroad; A Series of Reports on Visits to Schools in Prussia, Saxony, Bavaria, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy and America, During the Years 1882 to 1901

School Music Abroad; A Series of Reports on Visits to Schools in Prussia, Saxony, Bavaria, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy and America, During the Years 1882 to 1901

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... began with questions on theoiy, and then the following melody was sung to "la" by the teacher as an ear exercise in time and tune to be written down by the pupils: --This was sung by the teacher (who had a high soprano voice) in four sections, each of which was repeated three times. One girl had the exercise quite correct; others had a few mistakes; the attempts of the rest we did not see. The girls were next exercised in solfeggios in the various clefs, including the C clef on the second line and the F clef on the third line! Indeed one of the solfeggi ended with the notes d t, 1 repeated seven times in as many clefs--one Gr, four C, and two F clefs. These solfeggi were evidently known by heart. The teacher accompanied. The boys' class was taught by M. Brunet, a first-class pianist, but an indifferent teacher. They were allowed to sing coarsely, and evidently were learning the solfeggi by ear more than by note. Written exercises in transposing from C to D, &c., were examined one by one. The boys were not all taught the solfeggios at once, but stood round the piano in groups of four or five. "We were interested in some of the customs of the Boulonnois. It seems that they have the right to a scholarship at the Paris Conservatoire, and that the scholar is chosen by popular vote. This year it is to be a violinist, and the town's people will assemble in the theatre, hear the rival candidates, and award the palm by show of hands. The test-piece--a violin concerto--is to be given out six weeks before the contest. LILLE. Lille, a large manufacturing town in the north of France, appeared to me a good point for study. It has 201,000 inhabitants, and may be compared to many of our northern cities. It has the population of Hull, for...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236515862
  • 9781236515865