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ERIC Number: ED032656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Demonstration and Research Program for Teaching Young String Players. Final Report.
Yarborough, William
This report explains a system for rapidly training beginning students in the technical aspects of playing a stringed instrument. The program also affords them a well-rounded, basic knowledge of music. A "numerical" method of notation and concentrated muscular exercises greatly speeded the technical learning process. The daily coordination of ear training, sight singing, chamber music, and a wide variety of selected standard music provided the basic musical knowledge. The first 3-week period involved 6 hours of study per day under master teachers in class and rehearsal sessions. The remainder of the year involved weekly private lessons under local string teachers. Progress was outstanding for all students and parental and student excitement proved to be high. During the first 3-week period, the students progressed the equivalent of 6 months to a year of study under ordinary conditions. Subsequent study under private teachers has proven proportionally rapid. A changeover from the numerical notation to the conventional notation was effected with no loss in speed of learning. (Author/DE)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Univ., La Crosse.