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Hansen, Linda – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2017
Recognizing the broad potential of singing as a facilitator of moral instruction, academic learning, and societal participation, New Hampshire native Asa Fitz (1810-1878) was committed to advancing music and music education. A prolific publisher, editor, and author, he was involved in the production of dozens of works filled with songs and music,…
Descriptors: Educational History, Singing, Music Education, Teaching Methods
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Sanders, Paul – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2015
Early school songbooks in the United States served an important role. During the period from the introduction of public school music to the appearance of graded music series, they provided essential song literature and instructional material for early public school music classes. These songbooks often included patriotic songs, songs of the season,…
Descriptors: Singing, Books, Public Schools, Music Education