Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1919-1920 Page: 61 of 84
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ing and tone production. Study of the vowels. Simple intervals and
formation of the scales. Simple exercises and songs for the; application
of the above principles.
First grade continued. Quality of tone, scales and arpeggi. Vocalics
and songs to develop freedom and distinct articulation.
Exercises in vocalization. Embellishments. Songs, ballads, and
arias of moderate difficulty. Examination in this division will include
the preparatory piano course and "History of Songs and Ballads,"
Embellishments continued. Studies to develop style, agility, and
expression. Phrasing and interpretation through the study of songs,
ballads, and arias.
Facility in executing the various embellishments with lightness
and precision. Exercise for acquiring equality of tone throughout
the entire compass of the voice. Classic and modern songs. Arias
from Opera and Oratoria. Repertoire will include not only compositions
of the classical masters and of the Italian and French schools,
but those of such modern representative song-writers as McDowell,
Cadman, Strauss, Debussy, Wekerlin, Massenet, and Wolf.
Students who finish the prescribed course in either of the departments
of music and do the work required in Harmony, Theory,
and Musical History will be given certificates of graduation, provided
they shall have complied with the College entrance demands and
finished at least two college courses in English.
1. The Staff, Notes, Measures, Divisions, Rythmn, the Major
Scales, Diatonic Intervals, Major Triad, Minor Scales, Diatonic Intervals,
Minor Triads, Chromatic Tones, Ties, Slurs, Syncopation,
2. Major Scales, Minor Scales, Modulation, Dominant Key, Subdominant
Key, Relative Minor and Major Keys, Alternating Tones,
Distance modulation, Two and Three part singing. Division and
All pupils in Voice Department desiring to secure diplomas will
be required to take course in Sight Singing.
Forty minutes, two times a week, will be given FREE in sight
singing. All students will be advised to take this course. Those who
desire special work will pay a reasonable fee.
It has been found impossible to publish a list of studies that can
be strictly adhered to as the needs of each individual student are so
SESSION OFi 1919-'20
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Abilene Christian College. Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1919-1920, book, July 1919; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45903/m1/61/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.