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Incorporating Folk Music into a Public School String Program

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dc.contributor.author Hayden, Amanda
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-29T17:55:40Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-29T17:55:40Z
dc.date.issued 2010-07-29T17:55:40Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/48146
dc.description Powerpoint slides prepared for the Presidential Scholars Presentation Series, April 29, 2010 en
dc.description.abstract The tradition of folk music can benefit any level of string teaching with its accessibility, culture, and intriguing history. All around the world, folk music is passed down through generations by rote, or without written music. Teaching students by rote, also known as “by ear,” immediately develops their sense of pitch, sound quality, and ability to play many styles of music. The combination of rote teaching and folk music in a string program can create a well-balanced curriculum. I have taught workshops, created a folk group within the Crane School of Music, invited guest artists to campus, and organized traditional folk dances. Teaching students to read music as well as to use their own ears to play string instruments is important, and this exciting genre easily lends itself to this type of learning. en
dc.description.sponsorship Presidential Scholars Program. Rebecca Gerber, Advisor. Music Education Department. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject string curriculum en
dc.subject fiddle music en
dc.subject Bruce Molsky en
dc.subject Crane Fiddle Group en
dc.subject Ashokan en
dc.title Incorporating Folk Music into a Public School String Program en
dc.type Presentation en

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