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Music (MUSIC)

MUSIC 253 String Techniques II (0.5-1 per semester/maximum of 2) Performance techniques on violin, viola, cello or string bass for music education majors.

MUSIC 253 String Techniques II (0.5 - 1 per semester/maximum of 2)

This course is recommended for students working toward the Bachelor of Music Education degree program, and who hope to teach string/orchestra classes. The purpose of the course is to allow students to develop proper performance techniques on the violin, viola, cello, or string bass at a sufficient level so that they can provide a desirable aural model for intermediate and advanced string students. Grades will be based on students’ musical achievement on the instrument(s). There will be multiple performance assessments throughout the course. Required repertoire lists and evaluation tools will be provided prior to all assessments.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: MUSIC 153

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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