The Nature of Fluency In and Between Speech and Music

April 14, 2008 / By: Sally Kim Moore

The problem of this thesis was to determine the nature and similarities of fluency in and between speech and music, and to identify the extent to which those similarities, if any, were manifested in the textbook Making Music. The theoretical questions for this thesis include: (1) What are the principles of fluency in speech? (2) What are the principles of fluency in music? (3) To what extent, if any, are the principles of fluency in music and speech similar or different? and (4) To what extent are the principles of fluency in speech and music implicit in Making Music's lesson plans and teaching instructions?