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date: 13 November 2019

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This chapter identifies the specific issues that are unique to the string and orchestra teacher at the intermediate and high school levels, and provides content materials and case-study examples from practicing teachers as reference points and a road map for both current and future teachers of string methods courses. The chapter includes a review of research literature relevant to the conduct and teaching of collegiate music education methods courses and a review of existing syllabi from the string methods and techniques courses in 20 different universities, looking for common themes and elements to each of those courses. The chapter provides recommendations for current and future teacher trainers about the types of content (skills and knowledge) and activities that form the essential framework for collegiate methods courses.

Keywords: string methods, string techniques, string pedagogy, string curriculum

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