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Improvisation in the Strings Classroom: Compositions and Arrangements for Teaching Creative Music Making
In a traditional classroom, string instrument education is often taught using written, classical music. Teachers must instruct on how to play violin, viola, cello and bass, as well as how to read music and play as an ...
The Integration of Violin and Voice for the Solo Performer: A Set of Exercises, Studies and Short Pieces
The violin has often been compared to the voice for its ability to connect with human emotions. Both violinists and vocalists have the ability to shape sound through pitch, timbre, dynamics and articulation, on a level as ...
Pat Metheny: Techniques in Improvisation
This thesis illustrates Pat Metheny’s formulaic system within a unique three-tier approach that divides formulaic information into a connected system of categories, species, and components. Using four transcribed ...
The Improvising Musician's Mask: Using Musical Instruments to Build Self-Confidence and Social Skills in Collective Free Improvisation
This study explores the idea that musical instruments can function as masks, allowing for greater creative expression and self-confidence, in the context of collective free improvisation. The use of masks has been well ...