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Coaching Mozart's Quartets K. 458, K. 464, and K. 465

Title: Coaching Mozart's Quartets K. 458, K. 464, and K. 465: Techniques for a Beginning College Strong Quartet.
Name(s): Yu, Laurel Sung, author
Ryan, Pamela, professor directing treatise
Callender, Clifton, university representative
Punter, Melanie, committee member
Stillwell, Corinne, committee member
College of Music, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: A music student at the collegiate level should be fairly proficient on his or her instrument, hence the student's acceptance into the music program. Although many string students have the experience of performing on his or her instrument, the student may not have had any or much experience working in a chamber music ensemble setting. Because each student has varying levels of experience, this treatise will discuss beneficial skills to help develop a string student's ensemble experience. These skills will be categorized in three different sections: listening, communicating, and synchronizing. Listening is the most vital component to successful chamber music, let alone music itself. Communicating is essential for the ensemble to function, including both verbal and non-verbal forms of communication. Synchronizing goes along with listening and communicating because even if the first two skills are achieved, the ensemble still must be in sync mentally and physically. Synchronizing also includes the technical attributes of chamber music playing, such as starting at the same part of the bow with the same articulation and bow stroke, and having the same tempo. The examples that will be used are from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Haydn" String Quartets K. 458, K. 464, and K. 465. Examples will be taken from each quartet, but the emphasis will be on each skill, not on a particular quartet. The discussion of these three skills is beneficial for any chamber music coach or teacher who hopes to maximize the potential of an undergraduate music ensemble consisting of string students with varying degrees of experience.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-8667 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Treatise submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Music.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: October 30, 2013.
Keywords: Chamber Music, "Haydn" Quartets, Mozart, Pedagogy
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Pamela Ryan, Professor Directing Treatise; Clifton Callender, University Representative; Melanie Punter, Committee Member; Corinne Stillwell, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music
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Yu, L. S. (2013). Coaching Mozart's Quartets K. 458, K. 464, and K. 465: Techniques for a Beginning College Strong Quartet. Retrieved from