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The Comparative Effectiveness of Conventional and Programed Instructional Procedures in Teaching Fundamentals of Music

Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate the comparative effectiveness of three out-of-class procedures designed to augment a conventional classroom instructional method in a course in the fundamentals of music for elementary education students. The procedures examined were (a) conventional out-of-class study assignments; (b) out-of-class individual use of a programed textbook; and (c) out-of- class individual use of a teaching machine program. This study was concerned with measures of achievement in fundamentals of music as taught to elementary education students at North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, during the 1963-1964 school year. The measures of achievement in music were limited to the pre-test of fundamentals of music and to the post test, interim test, and retention test of fundamentals of music.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Cribb, George Robert, 1927-
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Electrodeless Discharge of Isopropyl Alcohol

Description: Gases at satisfactory pressures fluoresce in the presence of radio frequency radiation (6). Such fluorescent gases have been used to probe fields of radio frequency oscillation and their emission spectra have been recorded and studied. Ions with multiple charges also exist in these gases, (6). In 1941 Oliver (12) observed the fluorescence of an isobutane- isobutene gaseous mix flowing to a pump through a glass tube which was wrapped by a spiral antenna of a sevenmegacycle transmitter. A white deposit was noticed at a bend in the tubing on the pump side of the fluorescing section of the gas (12, p. 8). In 1957 Blacknall (3) studied the fluorescence and reaction products of propylene in the antenna region of sevenmega- cycle radiation, The oscillator employed by Blacknall was an ARC-5/T-22 military surplus transmitter of range 7.00 to 9.10 megacycles, which he operated at 7.00 megacycles. Blacknall observed a drop in pressure and the formation of a brown deposit in the region of the coil. Blacknall did not report an analysis of this product. In 1959 Armstrong (1) repeated Blacknall's experiments and modified Blacknall's apparatus into an improved design. He also performed an analysis on Blacknall's product. Blacknall used a vertical open-end mercurial manometer with which to measure pressure in his system and as a result introduced mercury vapor into his system. Armstrong tried to minimize the amount of mercury introduced by covering his manometric mercury with a layer of octyl sebacate, "octoil". Armstrong used a spiral-would antenna wrapped around his reaction vessel and reported the formation of spiral brown rings coincident with the copper wire of the antenna. There was a white product deposited in a spiral interlaced with the spiral of dark brown material. No definite identification was reported by Armstrong other than reporting, his solid material as isotactic ...
Date: August 1965
Creator: Bryant, Franklin Delano
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Anxiety Levels of Creative, Performing Musicians

Description: The term creativity will be used in this paper to denote the unique imposition of the personality upon, in this case, the instrument selected and the work performed. The result of the creativity, the performance, is in the indefinable but, to a competent judge, readily recognizable area of true artistry, and represents, at best, a spontaneity resulting from interaction with unconscious processes after the conscious mastery of the technical problems of the particular instrument. For the purposes of this study, May's definition of anxiety is as good and workable as any: "Anxiety is the apprehension cued off by a threat to some value which the individual holds essential to his existence as a personality. In the case of the musician, the threatened value is his desire (and necessity, in terms of his self concept) to pursue music as a career. When his career is threatened or depreciated, the result is anxiety, which manifests itself in various forms of irrational behavior, physical symptoms, and inadequate adjustments to everyday situations.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Davidson, Norma Lewis
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Analysis of the Song Cycle “On Wenlock Edge” by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Description: This examination of Ralph Vaughan Williams' song cycle to poetry of Alfred Edward Housman, "On Wenlock Edge," will follow primarily two avenues of approach. First, following a brief biographical sketch of Vaughan Williams' career prior to the composition of "On Wenlock Edge," will be a discussion of Vaughan Williams' and Housman's respective aesthetic philosophies. In order to lay the background for certain salient characteristics of this cycle, parallels as well as differences in their artistic thinking will be explained. Secondly, a poetic analysis will precede the musical analysis of each song in order to differentiate between the original intent of the poet and the interpretation of the poetry by Vaughan Williams.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Pummill, John Douglas
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The Texas Revolution as an Internal Conspiracy

Description: The idea of the Texas Revolution as an internal conspiracy cannot be eliminated. This thesis describes the role of a small minority of the wealthier settlers in Texas in precipitating the Texas Revolution for their own economic reasons. This group, made up of many of the leading figures in Texas, were, for the most part, well-to-do farmers, merchants, and professional men.. Most of them were slaveholders, and their prosperity depended upon the continued existence of this institution. In their minds, the entire economic growth and development of Texas rested upon slavery. When the Mexican government began to threaten the economic future of Texas by the passage of prohibitatory laws on slavery and commerce, many of the leaders in Texas began to think of freeing Texas from Mexican control. The threat to their own economic position and prosperity gave birth to the idea of Texas independence.
Date: June 1965
Creator: Waller, Patsy Joyce
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Form and Rhythm in the Moerike Lieder of Hugo Wolf

Description: Hugo Wolf drew the strands of form, rhythm, and other elements together to form tightly woven songs, each element of which can be traced to the text as its original inspiration. Truly this was a genius of romantic expression, who took the tools developed by his predecessors in song, tempered them with his own sensitive personality, and used them to the fullest in setting the meaning and the mood, as well as the words, of the poems he had chosen.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Mayse, Marilyn
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Sam Rayburn and New Deal Legislation, 1933-1936

Description: Sam Rayburn's record as Speaker of the House was undoubtedly his best known accomplishment during fifty years in Congress. Nevertheless he played a vital role as proponent of the New Deal during the period from 1933 to 1936 when he was Chairman of the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee. Since Rayburn's role in passage of early New Deal statutes has been neglected, the purpose of this thesis is to examine his contributions to the Roosevelt Administration as leader in the debates on key legislation.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Turner, David P.
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American Deism in the Eighteenth Century

Description: As was true of most intellectual trends in colonial America, deism originated in England and spread to the colonies. To understand deism as it developed in eighteenth century America, one must examine the roots and mature status of deism in England. Deism did not emerge as an entirely new system of thought in seventeenth century England. The disputes, schisms and wars of the Reformation laid a negative foundation for its appearance. The counter-accusations of the clergy of different sects provided ammunition for its anticlerical campaign. The Reformation itself, by its rejection of the ritualism and authority of the Roman Catholic Church, its teaching that in matters of religion each individual should use his own reason, and its putting greater stress on the ethical element in religion, was a movement in the same direction as deism. It did not, however, advance as far. To replace the authority of the Catholic Church, the Protestants substituted the Bible.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Mattson, Vernon E.
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The Evolution of Musical Pitch Standards

Description: The purpose of this study is to show how standards of pitch became a matter of importance in musical performance. The existence of innumerable varieties of pitches was not an actual handicap in a time when voices were accompanied by only one instrument, or when a singer accompanied himself. But when instruments began to be used with the church organ, and ensembles were formed to play in the royal courts, a standard pitch was found to be desirable. Many factors were involved in the adjustments of pitch as small ensembles evolved into the military band and the symphony orchestra. An attempt will be made to show how many of the standards were derived, and what long lasting effects they had.
Date: June 1965
Creator: Kernek, Carol Thompson
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A Comparison of Freshman and Sophomore Art Courses Offered at Texas Junior Colleges with Those Offered for Art Majors at North Texas State University

Description: Each year there is an increase in the number of art students who transfer art credits from Texas junior colleges to North Texas State University. The lack of standardization in the junior college art courses indicated an area of investigation in which some procedures might be suggested in order to secure greater continuity and unity between the art curricula of the Texas junior colleges and that of North Texas State University.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Cox, Catherine Heard
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Job Opportunities and Employment Requirements for a Person Entering the Field of Electronics as a Technician in the Dallas Metropolitan Area

Description: The problem involved in this study was twofold. The first was to ascertain what the employment requirements were for a person seeking employment in the field 6f electronics as a technician in the Dallas Metropolitan Area. The second was to determine what the job opportunities were for those individuals.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Abney, Horace Ray
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Aaron Copland's symphonic use of brass instruments

Description: Traditions in orchestration can be described by relating the practices of most of the important composers of a particular time. This was done with great success by two composers of the nineteenth century, Hector Berlioz and Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, in their books on orchestration. These texts are the basis for the traditional uses of brass instruments appearing in the chapter.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Hasty, Patrick R. (Patrick Robert)
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A comparison of the Leschetizky and Whiteside methods of piano technique

Description: The idea for this investigation was inspired by the writer's attempt to acquire a more complete knowledge of piano teaching techniques. It is hoped that this report will challenge musicians of all ranks to delve further into the subject and investigate other methods of technique not included in this report.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Wilkinson, Alice Faye
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A Comparative Study of Two Methods of Teaching Arithmetic in the First Grade

Description: This study was concerned with determining the effectiveness of two methods of teaching arithmetic in the first grade. The primary dimension of this problem was to determine and compare the arithmetic achievement of an experimental group using the Cuisenaire program and the achievement of a control group using a conventional program for the purpose of finding which was the more efficient. The secondary dimension of the problem was to determine whether socio-economic status or sex affects the achievement which results from either the conventional or the Cuisenaire method of instruction.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Crowder, Alex B.
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Guilt as Related to Self-Concept and Personality Adjustment

Description: The primary purpose of the present study was to determine the interrelationships among guilt, certain indices of self-concept, and other variables of personality adjustment as they are reflected by graduate students in three academic disciplines.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Nicholas, D. Jack, 1932-
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The Rise and Decline of Jefferson, Texas

Description: This thesis examines the history of Jefferson, Marion County, Texas, and its cycle of prosperity and decline.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Cooner, Ben C.
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A Study of Synthesis and Stereoisomerism of some Complex Cobalt Compounds

Description: The purpose of this investigation is two-fold. Some new complex compounds, where one of the bidentate molecules is an optically active amino acid, were prepared, and attempts to separate those complex isomers by different methods were made. The replacement of the amino acids by optically inactive ligands was studied.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Yuan, Daniel T. N.
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Tom Clark: the Role of Government in the Protection of Individual Rights

Description: Tom Clark has fulfilled a dual role in the development of the American legal system: He has served as a moderating influence, often arbitrating the differences between opposing factions on the Court; and, he has served as a figure of caution and restraint upon the members of the Court, developing a judicial philosophy which is deferential to other units of government.
Date: June 1965
Creator: Jones, William Richard
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The Bauhaus and its Contributions to Design with Suggestions for Improvement of Design in College Industrial Arts Programs

Description: The study of the Bauhaus is threefold in purpose. The first purpose is to study the Bauhaus, located both in Germany and in the United States, and to identify its principles, curriculum, and methods of instruction used in improving design. The second purpose is to identify and present the contributions of this school to design, the third purpose is to suggest ways and means for improvement of design in college industrial arts programs.
Date: June 1965
Creator: Shahabi, Ali R.
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The Experimental Draw-a-Group Projective Technique for Measuring Interpersonal Responsiveness

Description: The purpose of this study is to present an exploratory investigation into the possibility of developing a projective technique for measuring interpersonal responsiveness. The projective technique explored here is a form of drawing analysis based on the drawing of a group made by each subject in a tested population.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Cookerly, John Richard
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The Diurnal Variation of Cosmic Radiation

Description: The primary purpose of this investigation was to study the diurnal variation of cosmic-ray intensity.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Fowler, Brooks C.
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Measure Functions

Description: This thesis examines measure functions. A measure function has as its domain of definition a class of sets. It also must satisfy a certain additive condition. To state a concise definition of a measure function, it is convenient to define set function and completely additive set function.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Ottwell, Otho F.
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