Class music programmes in the Northern Province seem to be inadequate.
The music periods are often used for examination subjects. The topic of this
dissertation has to do with designing a plan of action to rectify this situation.
Firstly there is a need for graded indigenous folk and traditional songs for
use in the music lesson. Songs sung in the languages spoken in the
Northern Province are very scarce. A song book where these songs are
notated in Tonic Solfa and staff notation would make it accessible to all
teachers. In this dissertation such a songbook is compiled, notated and also
recorded at the SABC-studios.
Secondly choral singing is much more accessible than instrumental music in
the Northern Province. Therefore, there is a great need for effective choir
training programmes. The basic planning of such a programme is given in
Thirdly there is a need to upgrade the activities and duties of the music
advisort Therefore, a job description is given.
Fourthly no information about the different institutions which offer music in
this province is documented. A map locating the relevant insitutions is
enclosed. Important role players in this field are identified and their
Very little is documented about the music activities in the Northern Province.
Very important information gathered in this research from field trips, is made
available. The most important contribution is the songbook, compiled,
notated and recorded by the author.
Dissertation (MMus)--University of Pretoria, 1996.