Edwin E. Gordon Archive

Dissertations, Papers, and Manuscripts

Bound and unbound items are filed separately by author's last name.

Papers
Book Manuscripts

Theses and Dissertations

Alvarez, Manuel. "The Effects of Classifying, Sequencing, and Coding on the Identification of Harmonic Functions." Ph.D. diss., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1980. Inscribed by the author: "To Ed Gordon, my advisor, teacher, and friend. The finest music educator I have ever met. Warmest regards, Manny." Bound.
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________. "An Experimental Study of the Effect of Scalar and Fundamental Bass Aural Perception Techniques on Teaching Seventh- and Eighth-Grade General Music Students to Identify Primary Harmonic Functions." M.A. thesis, State University of New York at Buffalo, n.d. Unbound. 
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Antonelli, Michael R. "A Comparison Study Contrasting Audiation-Based and Music Reading Approaches in Beginning Elementary Instrumental Music." M.S. thesis, Western Connecticut State University, 2001. Includes letter to Gordon from the author. Unbound.
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Bacon, Terrence E. "A Comparison of Rhythm Syllable Systems Used in Beginning Instrumental Instruction." M.M.Ed. thesis, Michigan State University, 1998. Bound.
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Becker, William Robert. "The Effects of Overlearning, Initial Learning Ability and Review upon the Music Memory of Junior High School Cornet and Trumpet Players." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1962. Unbound.
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Belczyk, Mark Edward. “Using Music Aptitude and Timbre Preference Test Results to Predict Performance Achievement Among Beginning Band Students.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1992.  Unbound.
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Bell, William A. "An Investigation of the Validity of the Primary Measures of Music Audiation for Use with Learning Disabled Children." D.M.A. diss., Temple University, 1981. Unbound.
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Belmondo, Daniel J. “A Study of the Effectiveness of Partial Synthesis as a Readiness for Tonal Music Reading.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1986. Unbound.
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Blesedell, Darla S. “A Study of the Effects of Two Types of Movement Instruction on the Rhythm Achievement and Developmental Rhythm Aptitude of Preschool Children.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1991.  Unbound.
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Bolton, Beth M. “An Investigation of Same and Different as Manifested in the Developmental Music Aptitude of Students in First, Second, and Third Grades.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1995.  Unbound.
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Bower, Libbie B. "A Factor Analysis of Music Tests." Ph.D. diss., The Catholic University of America, 1945. Bound. 
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Braga, Federica. "Una teoria dell’apprendimento musicale per bambini da zero a sei anni." Thesis, Universitá degli Studi di Milano, 2001. Inscribed by the author: "Milan, 29 January 2002. Dear Edwin, here is my thesis. Sorry for being a little late. I truly hope you’ll like it! Go to the first lines of page 3 . . . [which read, "To Edwin and Andrea, you are changing my life, thanks a lot for your job and your dreams. I've learned so much from you . . ."] A big and very special thanks. Yours sincerely, Federica." Bound. 
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Briscuso, Joseph James. "A Study of Ability in Spontaneous and Prepared Jazz Improvisation Among Students Who Possess Different Levels of Musical Aptitude." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1972. Bound. 
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Brown, Merrill Edwin. "An Investigation of the Optimum Length of Musical Aptitude Profile Subtests." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1967. Bound. 
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Cantiani, Marzia. "AIGAM: Realizzazione di un Progetto Culturale." Thesis, Universitá degli Studi di Milano, 2007. Bound.
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Caspurro, Maria Helena Ribeiro da Silva. "Efeitos da aprendizagem da audiação da sintaxe harmónica no desenvolvimento da improvisação." D.M.Ed. diss., Universidade de Aveiro, 2005. Includes the author's curriculum vitae. Bound. 
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Cernohorsky, Nadine C.  “A Study of the Effects of Movement Instruction Adapted from the Theories of Rudolf Von Laban Upon the Rhythm Performance and Developmental Rhythm Aptitude of Elementary School Children.”  PhD. diss., Temple University, 1991.  Unbound.
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Chen, Yu-Ting. "A Design for Integrating the Music and the Arts in the Fifth Grade in Taiwan." M.M. thesis, Michigan State University, 2002. Inscribed by the author: "To Dr. Ed Gordon. Thanks a lot, Dr. Gordon! Yu-Ting Chen 08-07-02." Includes postcard to Gordon from the author. Bound. 
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Culver, Florence Reusch. "A Study of the Musical Aptitude Profile." M.A. thesis, University of Iowa, 1965. Unbound.
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De Yarman, Robert Michael. “An Experimental Analysis of the Development of Rhythmic and Tonal Capabilities of Kindergarten and First Grade Children." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1971. Inscribed by the author: "To Ed Gordon. Knowing you has made my life full of many rich and rewarding experiences, both professionally and personally. I am proud and extremely grateful to be able to call you a friend, my closest and most important. Bob De Yarman.” Bound. 
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DiBlassio, Richard Vincent. “An Experimental Study of the Development of Tonal and Rhythmic Capabilities of First Grade Children.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1984.  Unbound.
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Diroma, Annamaria. "l'Apprendimento musicale nei primi tre anni di vita del bambino. Un contributo teorico/metodologico: La music learning theory di E. E. Gordon." Thesis, Universitá degli Studi di Bologna, 2006. Includes thesis abstract in English and email to Gordon from the author. Bound.
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Dittemore, Edgar Erwin. "An Investigation of Some Musical Capabilities of Elementary School Students." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1968. Unbound. 
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Domenico, Michele L. "Factors that Predict Achievement for First Year Instrumentalists." M.M.Ed. thesis, Shenandoah University, 1999. Bound. 
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Feierabend, John Martin. “The Effects of Specific Tonal Pattern Training on Singing and Aural Discrimination Abilities of First Grade Children.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1983.  Unbound.
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Ferrell, John Woodring. “A Validity Investigation of the Drake Musical Aptitude Tests.” PhD. diss.,  The University of Iowa, 1961.  Unbound.
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Fosha, R. Leon. "A Study of the Concurrent Validity of the Musical Aptitude Profile." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1964. Unbound. 
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Foss, Roger V. "An Investigation of the Effect of the Provision of the 'In Doubt' Response on the Validity of the Iowa Tests of Music Literacy." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1972. Bound. 
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Froseth, James O. "An Investigation of the Use of Musical Aptitude Profile Scores in the Instruction of Beginning Students in Instrumental Music." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1968. Unbound. 
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Fullen, David L. “An Investigation of the Validity of the Advanced Measures of Music Audiation with Junior and Senior High School Students.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1992.  Unbound.
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Gallus, Hans-Ulrich. “Audiation als Grundlage für Musikalisches Verstehen: Edwin E. Gordons Music Learning Theory und mögliche Anwendungen im Musikunterricht.” Thesis, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Heidelberg-Mannheim, 1997. Bound. 
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Gambetta, Charles L. "Conducting Outside the Box: Creating a Fresh Approach to Conducting Gesture Through the Principles of Laban Movement Analysis.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005. Includes e-mail to Gordon from the author. Bound. 
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Gamble, Denise K. “A Study of the Effects of Two Types of Tonal Pattern Instruction on the Audiational and Performance Skills of First-Year Clarinet Students.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1988.  Unbound.
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Geissel, Leonard Stewart, Jr. "An Investigation of the Comparative Effectiveness of the Musical Aptitude Profile, the Intermediate Measures of Music Audiation, and the Primary Measures of Music Audiation with Fourth Grade Students." D.M.A. diss., Temple University, 1985. Unbound. 
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Gerhardstein, Ronald C. "Edwin E. Gordon: A Biographical and Historical Account of an American Music Educator and Researcher." Ph.D. diss., Temple University, 2001. Includes dissertation proposal and letter to Gordon from the author. Bound. 
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Gileno, Sister Jean Anthony. “An Investigation of Differences in Musical Achievement Between Neurologically Impaired Children and Normal Children.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1986.  Unbound.
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Gómez Santervás, Maria. “Incidencia Musical en la Primera Infancia: La Metodología de E. Gordon: una Práctica a Observar”. Máster en Educación Musical Infantil, Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, 2010-2011.
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Gordon, Edwin E. "A Study to Determine the Effects of Training and Practice on Drake Musical Aptitude Test Scores." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1958. Bound and unbound, Gordon. 
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Gouzouasis, Peter. “An Investigation of the Comparative Effects of Two Tonal Pattern Systems and Two Rhythm Pattern Systems for Learning to Play the Guitar.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1990.  Unbound.
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Gouzouasis, Peter. "The Comparative Effects of Three Accompaniment Media on the Rote Singing Achievement of Preschool Children." M.M. thesis, n.p., 1987. Unbound. 
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Guilbault, Denise Marie. "An Investigation of the Effect of Harmonic Accompaniment on the Developmental Tonal Aptitude, Tonal Achievement, and Tonal Improvisations of Children in Kindergarten and First Grade." Ph.D. diss., Michigan State University, 2002. Bound. 
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Hale, Maria Runfola. "An Experimental Study of the Comparative Effectiveness of Harmonic and Melodic Accompaniment in Singing as It Relates to the Development of a Sense of Tonality." Ph.D. diss., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1976. Inscribed by the author: "Ed, There is no way to express my appreciation for all you have done for me. Please accept a simple THANK YOU—without promises—just hopes that I may continue to ask my 'famous questions' which confuse you just enough to 'think' of an answer. Me." Bound. 
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Harrington, Charles J. "An Investigation of the Experimental Version Primary Level Musical Aptitude Profile for Use with Second and Third Grade Students." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1967. Bound. 
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Hatfield, Warren Gates. "An Investigation of the Diagnostic Validity of the Musical Aptitude Profile with Respect to Instrumental Music Performance." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1967. Unbound.
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Heller, Jack J. "The Effects of Formal Music Training on the Wing Musical Intelligence Scores." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1962. Bound. 
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Hicks, Wendy K. “An Investigation of the Initial Stages of Preparatory Audiation.” PhD. diss., Temple University , 1993. Unbound.
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Holahan, John Michael. “The Effects of Four Conditions of Same and Different Instruction on the Developmental Music Aptitudes of Kindergarten Children Receiving Tonal Pattern Training.” PhD. diss., Temple Universtiy, 1983.  Unbound.
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Jarjisian, Catherine S. "The Effects of Pentatonic and/or Diatonic Pitch Pattern Instruction on the Rote-Singing Achievement of Young Children." D.M.A. diss. Temple University, 1981. Inscribed by the author: "Dr. Gordon, Thank you for being willing to 'take the chance’ on me. I look forward to our continued association and friendship. As always—Kitty." Unbound
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Jessup, Linda Lee. “The Comparative Effects of Indirect and Direct Music Teaching Upon the Developmental Music Aptitude and Music Achievement of Early Primary Grade Students.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1984.  Unbound.
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Jordan, James Mark. “The Effects of Informal Movement Instruction Derived from the Theories of Rudolf von Laban upon the Rhythm Performance and Discrimination of High School Students.”  PhD. diss., Temple University, 1985.  Unbound.
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Kadyk, Folkert H. "A Comparison of Teaching Paired Beat Patterns in a Rhythm Content Learning Sequence with a Traditional Approach in Beginning Instrumental Music Classes." D.M.A. diss., Temple University, 1987. Unbound. 
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Kane, Maryanne J. “The Effects of Teacher Training Upon the Developmental Music Aptitude and Music Achievement of Kindergarten Students.” Ph.D. diss., Temple University, 1994.
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Larkin, Michael Howard. "The Construction and Validation of Rating Scales for the Objective Measurement of Five Dimensions of Achievement in Choral Music Performance." D.M.A. diss., Temple University, 1985. Unbound. 
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Lee, Robert E. "An Investigation of the Use of the Musical Aptitude Profile with College and University Freshman Music Students." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1966. Unbound. 
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Levinowitz, Lili M. "The Comparative Effects of Two Types of Song Instruction on the Development of a Sense of Tonality in Four-Year Old Children." M.M. thesis, n.p., 1985. Unbound. 
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Levinowitz, Lili. “An Experimental Study of the Comparative Effects of Singing Songs With and Without Words on Children in Kindergarten and First Grade.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1988.
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McCrystal, Richard T. “A Validity Study of the Advanced Measures of Music Audiation Among Undergraduate College Music Majors.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1995.  Unbound.
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McGlothlin, Donald Ernest. "An Investigation of the Efficacy of Ability Grouping Prospective Teachers Enrolled in Elementary Music Methods and Materials Courses." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1970. Unbound. 
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Miller, Philip Hall. "An Experimental Analysis of the Development of Tonal Capabilities of First Grade Children." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1972. Unbound. 
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Mohatt, James L. "A Study of the Validity of the Iowa Tests of Music Literacy." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1971. Unbound. 
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Nyrop, Sally Gibbs. "An Analysis of the Career, Methods, and Philosophy of Thaddeus P. Giddings and His Influence on Music Education." M.M. thesis, St. Cloud State University, 1995. Inscribed by the author: "Dr. Gordon—Thanks for being a great influence on elementary music instruction in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. Hope you enjoy this character from Anoka! Sally Nyrop." Bound. 
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Pfieffer, David Grant. “An Investigation of Sonification as an Instructional Variable to Improve Understanding of Complex Environments.” Ph.D. diss., University of Minnesota, n.d. Bound. 
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Raim, Roland Leo. "A Comparison of the Musical Aptitude Profile and the Seashore Measures of Musical Talents." M.A. thesis, University of Iowa, 1965. Unbound. 
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Rainbow, Edward L. "A Pilot Study to Investigate Constructs of Musical Aptitude." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1963. Bound. 
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Reynolds, Alison Mist. “An Investigation of Movement Responses Performed by Children 18 Months to Three Years of Age and Their Caregivers to Rhythm Chants in Duple and Triple Meters.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1994.  Unbound.
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Rho, Joohee. "Development of an Early Childhood Music Curriculum for South Korean Children." Ph.D. diss., Temple University, 2004. Bound. 
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Romine, Robert Lee. "A Comparative Study of Iowa Tests of Music Literacy Norms for United States Dependent Students Attending School in Frankfurt, Germany, with Norms Derived for United States Students Who Participated in the Standardization of the Test Battery." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1973. Unbound. 
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Rowe, Patsy Baxter. “An Investigation of the Relationship of Rhythm Achievement in African-Derived Music Performance to the Rhythm Aptitude and Overall Rhythm Achievement of Fourth Grade Students.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1993.  Unbound.
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Santucci, Peter Matthew. "Infant Responses to Baritone and Falsetto Singing During Face-to-Face Interactions." M.M.Ed. thesis, University of South Carolina, 2002. Bound. 
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Saunders, Thomas Clark. “The Relationship Between Young Children’s Ability to Recognize Their Own Voices and to Sing Tonal Patterns and to Chant Rhythm Patterns.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1985.
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Schleuter, Stanley L. "An Investigation of the Interrelation of Personality Traits, Musical Aptitude and Musical Achievement." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1971. Unbound. 
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Schoenoff, Arthur William. "An Investigation of the Comparability of American and German Norms for the Musical Aptitude Profile." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1972. Unbound. 
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Snell, Alden H., II. "Junior High Instrumental Music Students’ Audiation-Based Improvisation." M.A. thesis, University of Rochester, 2006. Includes four additional abstracts. Bound.
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Stockton, James Larry. "An Experimental Study of Two Approaches to the Development of Aural Meter Discrimination Among Students in a College Introductory Music Class." D.M.A. diss., Temple University, 1982. Inscribed by the author: "Dr. Gordon, Thanks so very much for all your time, expertise, and concern. Your guidance and friendship have made a difficult task enjoyable and very rewarding. I look forward to our continued association. Sincerely, Larry." Unbound. 
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Swindell, Warren C. "An Investigation of the Adequacy of the Content and Difficulty Levels of the Iowa Tests of Music Literacy." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1970. Inscribed by the author: "Dear Dr. Gordon, In addition to the numerous pitfalls which you skillfully helped me avoid while undertaking this study, I learned another lesson, a most valuable lesson: one should rely more on subjective interpersonal relationships rather than the evaluation of a third person when making value judgments concerning human beings. Upon entering Iowa, several students emphatically advised me to 'stay away from Gordon.' Had I followed that advice, it would have been one of the most crucial mistakes in my 35 years. Ironically, you have helped me as much as any professor or teacher throughout my academic career. I appreciate your help and personal interest. Sincerely, Warren. 8/6/70." Unbound. 
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Taggart, Cynthia Crump. “An Investigation of the Hierarchical Nature of the Stages of Tonal Audiation .” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1989.  Unbound.
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Tarrell, Vernon V. "An Investigation of the Validity of the Gordon Musical Aptitude Profile." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1964. Unbound.
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Taylor, Frederick Jerome. "The Development and Evaluation of a Black Music Course of Study Designed for Junior High Students." D.M.A. diss., Temple University, n.d. Unbound. 
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Thayer, Robert W. "An Investigation of the Interrelation of Personality Traits, Musical Achievement, and Different Measures of Musical Aptitude." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1971. Inscription by the author enclosed: "Without your persistence and continued encouragement I would never have either started or finished! Thank you, Bob." Bound. 
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Volger, Thelma. "An Investigation to Determine Whether Learning Effects Accrue from Immediate Sequential Administrations of the Six Levels of the Iowa Tests of Music Literacy." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1973. Unbound. 
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Weaver, Sally Clark. "An Investigation of the Relationship Between Preferences for Natural and Synthesized Timbres." Ph.D. diss., Temple University, 1987. Unbound. 
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Woodruff, Louis C. "A Predictive Validity Study of the Primary Measures of Music Audiation." D.M.A. diss., Temple University, 1983. Unbound. 
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Yang, Tao-Bin. "The Comparative Effects of the Traditional Taiwanese Curriculum and a Curriculum Based on Music Learning Theory on the Developmental Music Aptitudes and Singing Performance of First Grade Students in Taiwan." Ph.D. diss., Michigan State University, 2002. Bound. 
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Yap, Ching-Ching. "Die Lerntheorie von Edwin Gordon und ihre Praktische Anwendung." Diplo. MLP-Studiengang, Staatlische Hochschule für Musik Freiburg im Brsg., n.d. Inscribed by the author: "Dearest Dr. Gordon, with love and gratitude for your great work. Ching Ching Yap. P/S and of course a great respect to your personality." Bound. 
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Young, William Thomas. "An Investigation of the Relative and Combined Power of Musical Aptitude, General Intelligence, and Academic Achievement Tests to Predict Musical Attainment." Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1969. Unbound. 
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Zocher, Claudia. "Zur Bedeutung von 'Audiation' für das Musiklernen bei kindern. Edwin E. GORDONs 'Music Learning Theory'—ein musikpädagogisches System?" Diss., Universität Hildesheim, 2000.Signed by the author. Bound. 
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Papers

Behne, Klaus-Ernst. "Music on the Radio, Music on TV: A Comparative Study." Project, Hannover, n.d. Unbound..
Bessemer, David W. "Knowledge of the Meaning of the Terms 'Same' and 'Different' by Children." Paper, Southwest Regional Laboratory in Los Alamitos, CA, 27 October 1975. Unbound.

Bobbett, Gordon C., et al. "Identifying and Measuring the Activities That Impact Musical Growth from High School Through Graduate School." Paper for the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting held in New Orleans, LA, 6 April 1994. Draft copy. Unbound.

Brodsky, Warren, and Avishai Henik. "Demonstrating Inner Hearing Among Musicians." Paper for the Third Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music held in Uppsala, Sweden, 7-12 June 1997. Unbound.

Bugos, Kristen M. "The Discourse of Audiation: Is One Word Shaping the Course of Music Education?" Paper for LAI 625 Discourse Analysis Research, [State University of New York at Buffalo], 1 May 2007. Bound.

Colley, Bernadette. "A Comparison of Syllabic Methods for Improving Rhythmic Literacy." Faculty paper, McGill University in Montreal, n.d. Unbound.
Csapó, Gyula. "The Teaching of Music Theory in the Context of Lifelong Learning, with Reference to the Curriculum at the University of Saskatchewan." Paper, University of Saskatchewan, n.d. Unbound.

D’Angelo, Karen E. "Synesthesia and Music Ability." Paper, State University of New York at Buffalo, 5 December 2006. Unbound.

Engles, Lee. "Edwin E. Gordon." Paper for Special Studies in Music Education, n.p., 7 August 1989. Unbound.

Feierabend, John M. "Kodály and Gordon: Same and Different." Paper, University of Hartford, n.d. Unbound.

Geiger, Patrick. "Edwin Gordon: Knight Errant, Champion of Blackbirds." Paper for 608 History of Music Education, n.p., n.d. Inscribed by the author: “Dr. Gordon, Thank you again for all of your assistance. Patrick Geiger.” Unbound.

Gordon, Edwin E. "Foreword" ["a brief professional biography emphasizing the major influences in my life"]. 10-page paper, Temple University, n.d. Includes two additional draft copies. Unbound, Gordon. 100.
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________. "Gordon’s and Reimer’s Visions of Music Education – Complementary or Contradictory?" 10-page paper, n.d. Includes additional draft copy. Unbound, Gordon. 101. See The Reimer/Gordon Debate on Music Learning: Complementary or Contradictory Views?, Audio cassette, Box 3.
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________. "Harmonic Improvisation Readiness: What It Is and How It Is Taught." 8-page paper, University of South Carolina. Prepared for the National MENC Conference held in Washington, DC, March 2000. 25 August 1999. Unbound, Gordon. 103.
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________. "How Young Children Conceptualize Sound as Music: A Longitudinal Study in Music Aptitude." 13-page paper with 13 pages of accompanying tables. Temple University, Summer 1980. Unbound, Gordon. 104.
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________. "The Interaction of Audiation and Perception as a Primary Function of Learning Theory in Music." 10-page paper, Temple University, [1982]. (Two copies) Unbound, Gordon. 105.
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________. "Learning Sequences in Music: Skill, Content, and Patterns: Chapter One: Appreciation and Understanding in Music." 9-page paper, 1983. Unbound, Gordon. 106.
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________. "The Legacy of Carl E. Seashore." 18-page paper, University of South Carolina, [2000]. (One copy and one edited copy with email attached) Unbound, Gordon. 107.
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________. "Music as a Way of Thinking." 8-page paper, Temple University, n.d. (Two copies) With "Music as Thinking," an edited 8-page paper prepared for the Yearbook of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA, n.d. Unbound, Gordon. 108.
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________. "Music Learning and Learning Theory." 13-page paper submitted for the National Symposium on the Applications of Learning Theory to the Teaching and Learning of Music, n.d. Unbound, Gordon. 109.
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________. "Music Learning Theory in Preparatory Audiation." 7-page paper, Temple University, n.d. Unbound, Gordon. 110.
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________. "The Musical Aptitude Profile: A New and Unique Musical Aptitude Test Battery." 12-page paper, n.d. Inscribed by Gordon: "Thought you might be interested in this about my test. It is to be published soon." Unbound, Gordon. 123.
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________. "Musical Child Abuse." 13-page approximate transcription of Master Teacher Address given at the University of Hartford, 11 March 1987. (Three copies) Unbound, Gordon. 111.
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________. "The Nature, Description, and Comparison of Developmental and Stabilized Music Aptitudes." 6-page edited paper for the AMPF Congress held in Freiburg, Germany, 3-5 October 1980. July 1980. Unbound, Gordon. 112.
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________. "A New Emphasis" [on the passing of Howard Hanson]. 6-page edited paper, Philadelphia, n.d. (One copy and one photocopy) Unbound, Gordon. 113.
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________. "Opening Remarks to the Executive Councils of the Quad-State Summer Music Conference." 5-page paper, Philadelphia, August 1980. Includes two additional draft copies. Unbound, Gordon. 114.
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________. "Past, Present, and Future of Music Literacy in American Music Education." Lecture notes, n.d. With "A Taxonomy of Tonal Patterns . . ." and "Tonal and Rhythm Patterns: An Objective Analysis." Unbound, Gordon. 120.
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________. Response to Bennett Reimer. 5-page paper, n.d. Unbound, Gordon. See The Reimer/Gordon Debate on Music Learning: Complementary or Contradictory Views?, Audio cassette, Box 3. 102.
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________. Response to Blind Review of A Three-Year Longitudinal Predictive Validity Study of the Musical Aptitude Profile, by Gordon. 25 January 1967. Unbound, Gordon. 115.
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________. "A Response to the Colwell and Abrahams Paper in Volume II, Numbers 1 & 2, of The Quarterly." 14-page paper, n.d. Unbound, Gordon. 116.
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________. "The Role of Evaluative Devices in Music Programs." 5-page paper, University of Iowa. Prepared for the Music Educators National Conference held in Detroit, MI, 15 April 1967. Unbound, Gordon. 117.
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________. “The Role of Music Aptitude in Early Childhood Music.” 11-page paper, n.d. Unbound, Gordon. 118.
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________. "Taking a First Look at Music Learning Theory: An Introduction." 10-page edited paper, n.d. Unbound, Gordon. 119.
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________. "A Taxonomy of Tonal Patterns and Rhythm Patterns and Seminal Experimental Evidence of Their Difficulty Level and Growth Rate." Paper delivered at the University of Western Ontario, 17 January 1976. Lecture notes. With "Tonal and Rhythm Patterns: An Objective Analysis" and "Past, Present, and Future of Music Literacy in American Music Education." Un bound, Gordon. 120.
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________. "Tonal and Rhythm Patterns: An Objective Analysis." Paper delivered at the University of Illinois, 25 October 1976. Lecture notes. With "A Taxonomy of Tonal Patterns . . ." and "Past, Present, and Future of Music Literacy in American Music Education." Unbound, Gordon. 120.
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________. "The Unsung Values of Kodály Instruction." 13-page paper, March 1981. (Two copies and one draft copy) Unbound, Gordon. 121.
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________. Visit of the 1987 Master Teacher, Dr. Edwin E. Gordon. Series of lectures at University of Hartford, 11-13 March 1987. Lecture Notes. Unbound, Gordon. 122.
Includes: 
Appreciation and the Fast Food of Music
Musical Child Abuse
How We Learn When We Learn Music
You, Your Child, and Music
The Proper Use of Tests
Aptitude and Achievement: What’s the Difference?
Your School Music Program: Is It Public Relations or Education?
The Development of Music Skills
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Hopyan, Talar, et al. "Music Skills and the Expressive Interpretation of Music in Children with Williams Syndrome: Pitch, Rhythm, Melodic Imagery, Phrasing, and Musical Affect." Undergraduate thesis, University of Toronto, 2001. Unbound.

Humphreys, Jere T. "Musical Aptitude Testing: From James McKeen Cattell to Carl Emil Seashore." Paper, Arizona State University, n.d. Unbound.

James, Patricia, and Terry Kuhn. "Double-Digit Analysis as a Dependent Measure of Reactions to Selected Music Examples by College Students in a Music Appreciation Class." Paper, Kent State University, 1989. Unbound.

Johnson, Donivan. "Our Path to Hearing Webern." Paper for the Southwest Contemporary Music Festival and Conference, held at Southwest Texas State University, 11-16 November 1990. (Two copies) Includes Conference Schedule of Events. Unbound, G-J.

Johnston, Dennis A. "Edwin Gordon’s Music Learning Theory: Antecedents and Context." Paper, The College of Saint Rose, March 1990. Unbound.

Kierstead, Judith. "Donald Pond's Conceptualization of Musical Development in Young Children." Paper for MUED 692, University of Maryland at College Park, 1989. Inscribed by the author: "To the Gordons with best wishes. Judith Kierstead, 6/22/89." Letter from the author enclosed. Unbound.

________. "Legend Yet Unseen: A Biography of Donald Pond." Paper for MUED 692, University of Maryland at College Park, 1989. Inscribed by the author: "To Carol and Edwin Gordon with best wishes, Judith Kierstead. 6/22/89." Unbound. 124..
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Kuhn, Terry, and Patricia James. "Vocal Music Teachers' Responses to Perspectives on the Use of Sacred Music in the Public Schools." Paper for the Tenth National Symposium for Research on Music Behavior held at the University of Alabama, April 1992. Unbound.

Lehman, Paul R. "A Response to the Article 'Music Education: The Forgotten Past, Troubled Present, and Unknown Future,' by Prof. Edwin E. Gordon." Paper, University of Michigan, n.d. Unbound.

McDonald, June C. “Application of Edwin Gordon’s  Empirical Model of Learning Sequence to Teaching the Recorder.” Proposal, University of Arizona, 1985. Unbound. 125.
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Murao, Tadahiro. "Comprehensibility of the Weakly Closed Pattern in Triple Meter Music: An Aspect of the Process of How the Japanese Have Been Getting Used to a Triple Meter." Paper, Aichi University of Education, Japan. Submitted for the Tenth International Research Seminar, 28 June-5 July 1984. Unbound.

Richardson, Sheryl Iott. "Application of Music Learning Theory in a Private Piano Lesson." Paper for MUS 843 [Pedagogy Seminar], n.p., 25 April 2002. Includes letter to Gordon from the author.Unbound.

________. "Application of Music Learning Theory Methodology and Techniques in the Private Piano Lesson." Paper [submitted to Music Educators Journal for publication], n.d. Unbound.

Rodrigues, Helena. "The Festival of Music at the Beginning of Life: From the Musicality of First Human Interactions to Lullabies." Paper, New University of Lisbon, n.d. Unbound.
Sang, Richard C. "A Four-Year Study of the Predictive Validity of the 'Advanced Measures of Music Audiation (AMMA).'" Paper for the Southeastern Music Education Symposium held at the University of Georgia at Athens, 15 May 1998. Unbound.

Schwaninger, Irene E. "Musical Aptitude Profile." Paper for PS 302 Psychological Tests and Measurements, Park University, 2003. Unbound.

Sieroka, Norman. "Quasi-Hearing in Husserl, Levinson, and Gordon." Paper, University of Bamberg and University of Heidelberg, n.d. Unbound.

Stevenson, Tara C. "Edwin Gordon: His Life and Contributions to Music Education." Paper for Foundations of Music Education, n.p., Spring 2002. Includes letter to Gordon from the author. Unbound.

Trzcinski, Louis C. "Evaluation of Heterogeneous String Class Methods and Their Use in Elementary Grades." Project, University of Colorado, n.d. Unbound.

[Walters, Darrel L., and Cynthia Crump Taggart.] "Preface." Edited paper by the editors of Readings in Music Learning Theory, GIA Publications, 1989. Unbound, W-Z.

Whitney, Douglas R. "The Questionnaire as a Data Source." Technical Bulletin No. 13. Paper for the AERA Research Training Session on Data Collection in Educational Research and Evaluation held at the University of Iowa, 8-12 April 1972. Unbound.

Zimmerman, Marilyn, and Richard Colwell. Review of "Attitudinal Assessment of Upper Elementary Students in a Process-Oriented Music Curriculum," by Lenore Pogonowski. D.M.A. diss., Temple University, 1983. Paper, University of Illinois at Urbana, n.d. Unbound.

Zweiner, Daniel. "Literatur über Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (Auszug)." Bibliography, n.p., n.d. Unbound.

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Book Manuscripts

The Ball Foundation. "Counselor’s Manual for the Musical (Auditory Structuring) Test." Edited manuscript. Inscribed to Gordon. Book Manuscripts, Box 1.

Edwin E. Gordon. “Awakening Newborns, Children, and Adults to the World of Audiation: A Sequential Guide.” Edited manuscript. Book Manuscripts, Box 2.

________. "BUFFALO Music Learning Theory: Resolutions and Beyond." Edited manuscript. Book Manuscripts, Box 1.

________. "Corybantic Conversations About Music Education." Edited manuscript. Book Manuscripts, Box 2.
________. "Discovering Music from the Inside Out: An Autobiography." Edited manuscript. Book Manuscripts, Box 1.

________. "Learning Sequences in Music: A Contemporary Music Learning Theory." Edited manuscript. Book Manuscripts, Box 1.

________. "Retracing and Dilating the Past: A Memoir." Edited manuscript. Book Manuscripts, Box 2.

________. "Study Guide for Learning Sequences in Music." Edited manuscript. Book Manuscripts, Box 2.

________. "Study Guide for Learning Sequences in Music: A Contemporary Music Learning Theory." Edited manuscript. Book Manuscripts, Box 2.

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