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Teaching for Transfer: Improving Beginner Student Viola Performance by Implementing the Think-Set-Play Sequence
Teaching for Transfer: Improving Beginner Student Viola Performance by Implementing the Think-Set-Play Sequence

Author(s): Popean Mihai
Subject(s): Music
Published by: MediaMusica
Keywords: Strings; viola; pedagogy; beginner; transfer; metacognition;

Summary/Abstract: Hand-held string pedagogy is fundamentally different from that of other families of instruments due to a high level of complexity with regard to specific instrumental technique, bodily posture, bi-lateral and unilateral asynchronous arm movement in segments, involvement of the upper body in both instrumental technique and holding the instrument, continuously-variable axis of hand movement in tri-dimensional space as well as highly refined motor coordination of fingers needed for mastering skills such as vibrato, microtonal pitch adjustment, shifting, interval adjustment, tuning, tone control and special effects, on short string-lengths. Specific training benefits from critical and strategic thinking and, in turn, further enhances such thinking processes when corroborated with pedagogies centered on teaching for transfer and the development of metacognitive skills, especially in early stages of training.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 84-92
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English