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    CONTINUING ABBY WHITESIDE’S LEGACY—THE RESEARCH OF PIANIST SOPHIA ROSOFF’S PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH (Based on the Playing Principles Outlined in the Book On Piano Playing by Abby Whiteside, with Practice and Performance Observations by Carol Ann Barry) Carol Ann Barry  A Research Project submitted to the Graduate Faculty of  JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements Of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts School of Music December 2011   All rights reservedINFORMATION TO ALL USERSThe quality of this reproduction is dependent on the quality of the copy submitted.In the unlikely event that the author did not send a complete manuscriptand there are missing pages, these will be noted. Also, if material had to be removed, a note will indicate the deletion. All rights reserved. This edition of the work is protected againstunauthorized copying under Title 17, United States Code.ProQuest LLC.789 East Eisenhower ParkwayP.O. Box 1346 Ann Arbor, MI 48106 - 1346UMI 3487414Copyright 2011 by ProQuest LLC.UMI Number: 3487414   ii DEDICATION This Research Project is dedicated to Pianist Sophia Rosoff. Her patience, dedication and commitment to helping pianists around the world play with musical and physical freedom has been an inspiration for more than fifty-five years. I dedicate this work in honor of her ninetieth birthday in January, 2011.   iii  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I offer my sincere thanks to my advisor and piano professor, Dr. Eric Ruple. His enthusiasm for this project has been a great source of encouragement. I deeply appreciate my husband, Timothy, for his editing skills and personal sacrifice. He has made the work on this document possible. I would also like to recognize my student Max Gaitán for agreeing to pose for the pictures demonstrating warm-ups at the piano.
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