AcknowledgementsThe development of this document could not have been achieved without thehelp in many forms, provided to me by several individuals. Therefore, I wish to thank myadviser, Dr. Mark Clinton, for his guidance and discussions of my performance of theChaconne, and for his editing help during the development of this document. Hisassistance during the development of this document was invaluable.I am indebted to Dr. Joseph Kraus, for his understanding and valuable insight,which provided much inspiration for this work. His meticulous editing showed me theimportance of every little detail.I am truly grateful to Dr. Paul Burrow for his discussion about physical aspects of sound production and providing me with the necessary literature.Without the full support of my family, the completion of this dissertation wouldnot be possible. The steadfast, loving support and understanding from my husband, hiswillingness to deal with the many imperfections of life and his ability to share that lifewith my dissertation helped enormously. My gratitude to him is immeasurable.Comments from Ben and Iva, computer education and the continuous editing process from my daughter Maya, together with her terrific wit, supported me and helpednot only to acquire a new knowledge and polished text, but also to obtain a better understanding of the dynamics of the teenagers life.All of this has greatly enriched my life, and for that I am truly grateful.