Feb 06, 2023  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 674 Strings for Non-String Players

3 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Strings for the Non-String Player is an in-depth examination of the playing and teaching of string instruments in today’s classroom environment. Designed for the teacher with minimal string playing experience, the course will provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required for teaching elementary and secondary strings. The course will be organized into daily sessions of class lessons, in-depth discussions, instrument specific technique programs, and ensemble training. Topics discussed will include: String Program Set-up and Organization; Lesson Implementation; Assessment; Method Book /Orchestral Literature Review; Rehearsal Techniques; Tuning and Intonation Development, and Advanced Right and Left Hand Technique for the secondary level player. Students will exit the class playing a string instrument, with knowledge of string teaching methods, techniques and literature, and lesson plans to apply string pedagogy to their specific teaching situations. What to bring: Please bring a violin, a viola, and a cello. Basses will be supplied.

This course is not repeatable for credit.