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Achieving Musical Success in the String Classroom$
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Karel Butz

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190602888

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190602888.001.0001

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Intermediate-Advanced Level

Intermediate-Advanced Level

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Achieving Musical Success in the String Classroom

Karel Butz

Oxford University Press

The chapter provides several exercises that aim to refine left-hand technique in the intermediate-advanced levels of string playing. These techniques include building better pitch accuracy, tuning double stops, executing trills, producing both natural and false harmonics, shifting, perfecting vibrato, and performing glissando. Right-hand bowing techniques that develop phrasing as well as various sound colors and advanced bowing styles are discussed. The author explains how incorporating western music history and theory concepts in rehearsals help students gain a deeper understanding about a piece’s purpose, musical form, harmonic structure, and rhythmic principles so that students can convey a powerful and emotional performance.

Keywords:   vibrato, shifting, phrasing, bowing technique, music theory, music history, harmonics, intonation, double stops, glissando

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