Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Bow Hold Buddies: An Efficient Approach for Right Hand Formation
by Clark, Makena C., M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 27; 10784183
Abstract (Summary)

Right hand violin technique is a challenge to both seasoned professionals and students. Particularly during group violin classes, difficulty arises in teaching many children, simultaneously, how to formulate a proper bow hold. If a teacher chooses to incorporate Bow Hold Buddies, a technically strong bow hold may become easily achievable for their students. These pedagogical tools may mold the right hand into a technically correct bow hold, so that students can begin to work on sound quality instead of spending hours on establishing a difficult position of the hand.

My Project Report examines how Bow Hold Buddies help to create technically strong young violinists as well as playing a role in improving the progress and efficiency of group classes. My project focuses on the use of the Bow Hold Buddy in classes of beginning violinists. I studied the progress of students over the course of a semester and noted how much more they improved when compared to teaching bow holds traditionally.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Simeonov, Simeon
Commitee: Bremer, Carolyn, Thies, Tamara T.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Bow, Bow Hold Buddies, Group classes, Music education, Violin
Publication Number: 10784183
ISBN: 978-0-438-14816-1
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