Achieving musical success in the string classroom

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Butz, Karel,


New York, NY :, United States, p.1 online resource (xv, 224 pages) (2019)

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Bowed stringed instruments, Instruction and study.


Includes bibliographical references and index.This practical manual for string educators offers new paths to achieving complete musicianship. Author and music educator Karel Butz incorporates the theories of Zweig, Rolland, and Suzuki with practical ideas on instrument set-up, posture, left and right hand development, music theory, aural skills, assessment, and rehearsal strategies.Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 07, 2019).Philosophical assumptions -- The first lessons-part 1: preparation;; parental involvement; aural skills; rhythmic training; written theory -- The first lessons-part 2: tension-free playing; posture and instrument setup; left-hand pizzicato; application of music theory to performance; sample beginning lesson plans -- The bow -- Rehearsal -- Assessment -- Intermediate-advanced level: part 1 -- Intermediate-advanced level-part 2: ensemble development with rhythm and phrasing -- Index.