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Master of Music (M.M.)

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intonation, singing, auralizing, vocalizing, audiate


The goal of the thesis is to explain intonation perception and cognition, as well as the vocal mechanism and techniques, to help aural-skills instructors teach vocal intonation skills to students who struggle with intonation. The thesis explores comprehensive information on intonation perception and cognition and introduces basic vocal technique for an over-all understanding of the skills involved with accurate vocal intonation.


First Advisor

Gary S. Karpinski

Second Advisor

Brent Auerbach

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Music Theory Commons