Publication Date

2012-05-01

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2012-04-30

Degree Type

Doctoral Essay

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Instrumental Performance (Music)

Date of Defense

2012-04-13

First Committee Member

Glenn D. Basham

Second Committee Member

Ross T. Harbaugh

Third Committee Member

Scott T. Flavin

Fourth Committee Member

Dennis Kam

Abstract

The purpose of this essay is to introduce a new American school of string playing – the O’Connor Violin Method and to compare it with the Suzuki Violin Method. This essay includes the author’s and the method’s historical background, analysis of the pieces from the method books and comparison of these two methods in technique and non-technique features. In addition, the essay also shows how to use them effectively in teaching.

Keywords

the O'Connor Method

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