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MUSE 346. String Techniques and Pedagogy

Credits: 2
Department: Music
Description: Techniques and skills for performance. Selection, care and maintenance of instruments, teaching techniques, and instructional materials.
Semester Offered: Even Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply basic principles of technique and musicianship on violin, viola, cello, and string bass including good tone, good posture, good basic right and left hand technique, all finger patterns, rudimentary vibrato and shifting skills, basic bowings and bowing patterns, and expressive techniques.
2. Apply minimal reading ability on the string instruments, including the alto clef for viola, and fingerings.
3. Identify criteria for string instrument selection.
4. Apply knowledge of string instrument construction necessary for minor instrument repair.
5. Design instructional approaches and modifications for teaching each of the string instruments that utilize a variety of instructional materials and repertoire, representing diverse periods, cultures and skill levels.

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