String Pedagogy Techniques by Professor Joanne Erwin

  1. The distinctive change of bow contact point is demonstrated in this dynamic

    example between loud and soft. Close-ups of each instruments’ bow are included.

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  2. The finger flexibility in bow changes and the variety of bow strokes are shown

    with legato and staccato in string crossings.

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  3. A simple demonstration of slurring on one string.

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  4. This example is performed with open strings in a stopped manner to prepare the

    smooth slurred crossings. Notice the action in the wrist and fingers and not as much

    action in the right elbow.

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  5. This demonstration is on an open string with a variety of rhythms in the hooked

    or linked bow stroke.

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String Pedagogy Techniques by Professor Joanne Erwin

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Welcome to a site to view specific string playing techniques! We hope this will be helpful to you in your playing or teaching of the violin, viola, cello or bass.

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Welcome to a site to view specific string playing techniques! We hope this will be helpful to you in your playing or teaching of the violin, viola, cello or bass.

Each video clip is a minute or less and demonstrates a specific technique performed with a violinist, violist, cellist and bassist together. These performers are students at the Oberlin Conservatory.

The musical examples were taken from the New Directions for Strings method book and A Scale in Time each written by Joanne Erwin, Kathleen Horvath, Robert McCashin and Brenda Mitchell and published in 2006 and 2012 respectively by the FJH Music Co.

Organization:
-- Section I Foundations
-- Section II Left Hand
-- Section III, Right Hand
-- Section IV Musicianship
-- Section V Rehearsal ideas

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    Welcome to a site to view specific string playing techniques!

    We hope this will be helpful to you in your playing or teaching of the violin, viola, cello

    or bass.

    Each video clip is a minute or less and demonstrates a specific technique performed

    with a violinist, violist, cellist and bassist together. These performers are students at the

    Oberlin Conservatory.

    The musical examples were taken from the New Directions for Strings method book and

    A Scale in Time each written by Joanne Erwin, Kathleen Horvath, Robert McCashin and

    Brenda Mitchell and published in 2006 and 2012 respectively by the FJH Music Co.

    Organization: Section I Foundations, Section II Left Hand, Section III, Right Hand,

    Section IV Musicianship, Section V Rehearsal ideas

    by Oberlin College Library

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