Teaching Strings Technique and Pedagogy

ISBN-10: 0028645790
ISBN-13: 9780028645797
Edition: 2nd 1996 (Revised)
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Description: This clear, effective text provides a comprehensive introduction to teaching methodology and performance techniques. It presents all the concepts and skills a teacher needs to successfully organize and teach string class. Written in a concise,  More...

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Book details

List price: $137.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/9/1996
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 261
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

This clear, effective text provides a comprehensive introduction to teaching methodology and performance techniques. It presents all the concepts and skills a teacher needs to successfully organize and teach string class. Written in a concise, assessable format, and richly illustrated with photographs, musical examples, diagrams, and exercises, this text combines conceptual understanding with practical applications.

general Information Regarding String Instruments
Construction and Nomenclature
Construction of String Instruments
Nomenclature of String Instruments
The Bow
Care and Maintenance of String Instruments
Purchasing String Equipment
Proper Adjustment
Selecting an Instrument of Proper Size
String Accessories
developing String Programs in Schools
Creating Interest in Strings: Recruiting
The Developmental String Program
Selecting Students
Measurements and Terminology of Sizes
Selecting Materials
Heterogeneous and Homogeneous String Classes
Electronic Aids
Strolling Strings
Twentieth-Century Schools of String Teaching
Early Instruction
Holding the Instrument
Holding the Instrument
Holding the Bow
Common Errors in Posture: Visual Clues
Tuning Procedures
Silent Exercises to Reinforce Learning
Playing the Instrument on the Open Strings
Introducing the Open Strings
Pizzicato
The Open-String Cycle
Double Stops
Finger Patterns One and Two
The First Finger Pattern
The Second Finger Pattern
Slurs and Double Stops Using Patterns One and Two
Slurs
Crossing Strings and Double Stops
Finger Patterns Three, Four, and Five
The Third Finger Pattern
The Fourth Finger Pattern
The Fifth Finger Pattern
Solos, �tudes, and Ensembles
Playing Solos, �tudes, and Ensembles in All Patterns
Intermediate Class Instruction
Some Simple Guidelines Determining Bowing
Bowing Terms
Some Basic Bowing Guidelines
Developing Concepts to Accommodate Basic Orchestral Bowing Problems and Learning to Use Double Stops
Common Orchestral Bowing Problems
Double Stops
Double Stops Using Combinations of Fingers
Arpeggios
Advanced Class Instruction
Explaining and Demonstrating Shifting into Five Positions
Position �tudes
Shifting
Teaching the Vibrato
Teaching the Use of Harmonics
Appendixes
Index

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