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Shinichi Suzuki and Musical Talent: An Analysis of His Claims
The Suzuki Method is a popular and influential method of music education for strings. Central to this study is the Method’s premise that musical talent is not inborn, but rather cultivated through one’s environment. A ...
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 ...