Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The music of five non-Western cultures was incorporated in an instructional sequence for elementary grades (K)1-6. Traditional music of the Australian Aborigines and the Akan and Ewe tribes of Ghana, classical music of India, the music of the Indonesian gamelan, and Gagaku music of Japan were examined for the presence of musical concepts, the way each culture handles the concepts that are present, and the interrelationships that exist among the concepts. The music is described in terms of the musical concepts of dynamics, timbre, texture, rhythm, melody, harmony, and form. All of the concepts and their related percepts are organized into an instructional sequence of four levels. Listening examples which illustrate the concepts and percepts are also a part of the instructional sequence. This report investigated both vocal and instrumental music from Australia, Africa, India, Indonesia, and Japan.
Thomas, Sophronia Lois, "An Instructional Sequence in Music Education Using Vocal and Instrumental Music of Five World Cultures." (1989). LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. 4882.