Date of Award

Spring 5-2012

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Music

Committee Chair

Dr. Heidi Lucas

Committee Chair Department

Music

Committee Member 2

Dr. Richard Perry

Committee Member 2 Department

Music

Committee Member 3

Dr. Christopher Goertzen

Committee Member 3 Department

Music

Committee Member 4

Dr. James Strandland

Committee Member 4 Department

Music

Committee Member 5

Dr. Joseph Brumbeloe

Committee Member 5 Department

Music

Abstract

An awareness of the harmonic series and its attributes is a crucial part of learning how to play the horn well, not to mention how the instrument works. Numerous undergraduates enter their career as music majors without understanding this important concept. This implies that students are not learning the harmonic series earlier in their development. Horn method books that instruct the student to use one harmonic series at a time often do not explicitly define the harmonic series, or the exercises are too difficult for developing horn students. Collecting existing and developing original exercises and other teaching tools will provide a useful resource for teachers to help make this concept comprehensible for younger players. ii

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