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ERIC Number: ED541288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1920
Pages: 72
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Public School System of Memphis, Tennessee. Report of a Survey Made under the Direction of the Commissioner of Education. Bulletin, 1919, No. 50. Part 5: Music
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
In April, 1919, at the request of the Board of Education of Memphis, Tennessee, the United States Commissioner of Education submitted the conditions on which the Bureau of Education would make a survey of the public school system of that city. This study of the Memphis schools is intended to be a study of policies and practices; not of persons. The report is issued in seven separate parts for general circulation. A summary of conclusions and recommendations will be found at the end of each chapter. Part 5, Music, is divided into the following sections: (1) Music in the elementary white schools; (2) Music in elementary colored schools; (3) Music in high schools; (4) General aspects; and (5) Summary and recommendations. Recommendations include: (1) Provide a copy of each of two or three good books of rote songs for the desk of every first and every second grade teacher. (This would devolve upon the board of education); (2) Provide every teacher with a pitch pipe and require and instruct teachers in its use. (Board of education and music department); (3) Issue a carefully selected list of rote songs for first and second grades and require teacher to stay within this list or to use no other songs except on approval of the music department. (Music department); (4) Develop the light head voices of teachers and children and secure a tone about one-half as loud as that now in use, but that will be pure and flexible. (Music department); and (5) In seventh and eighth years find out what the register of the various children's voices are and assign each to a part that conforms to that register and is notated on the staff exactly within that register. (Music department). [For Parts 1-4, see ED541284-ED541287. For Parts 6 and 7 see ED541289 and ED541290. Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee