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A survey of teachers' opinions regarding the problems of teaching sight singing

1 August 1952


The present study is an attempt to gain an understanding of a very confused area of teaching. There are many teachers, of course, who feel that they have the problems solved at least as far as their own teaching is concerned. There are many more, I am sure, who do not feel so secure in their use of the techniques of teaching sight singing. This study centers around a questionnaire sent to 290 students and teachers. Since a large percentage of the 109 respondents indicated that they would like to receive copies of this paper, it was written with them in mind. For this reason, lengthy historical background material and unnecessary definitions are not included.


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