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Practicing is listening: practicing viola with the help of self-recording
Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Department of Classical Music.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

In this thesis I have examined the benefits of working with a help of self-recording. I wanted to experiment self-monitoring with different working methods to improve my practicing skills as well my performing skills as I prepared for my examination concert. This process consisted of a lot of recording, listening and practicing and repeating this cycle numerous times. I wanted to implement different practice methods and reflect on different aspects of playing the viola. This thesis is written from a violist point of view.

The main focus of this work is audio recording as a tool in self-monitoring practice. I have been using two main methods in reviewing the audio material gathered from practice sessions:  1) time between recording and reviewing the material and 2) recording, analyzing and practicing in line with the recordings within a practice session.

I wanted to take self-recording process into more regular use because I see it as an essential part of the self-teaching process. A music student has to go through a lot of practicing hours and most of these are spent alone in a practice room. Some of this time is wasted and misused in learning unwanted habits. I wanted to learn to practice in the most deliberate way and use my practice hours as effectively as possible by structuring my practice in self-teaching phases and putting the emphasis on self-monitoring.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
self-teaching, self-learning, violin, viola, practice, mental rehearsing
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Music
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kmh:diva-2239OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kmh-2239DiVA: diva2:1052087
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2016-06-03, A399, KMH, 17:15
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Note

CONCERT REPERTOAR

C. Stamitz: Viola Concerto in D Major, Op. 1*

Allegro

I. Stravinsky: Elegie

R. Schumann: Märchenbilder, Op. 113**

I. Nicht Schnell

II. Lebhaft

III. Rasch

IV. Langsam, mit melancholischen Ausdrück

B. Bartok: Concerto for Viola and Orchester, Sz. 120, BB 128*

I. Moderato

Pianist:

*= Erik Lanninger

**= Eeva Tapanen

Available from: 2016-12-07 Created: 2016-12-05 Last updated: 2016-12-07Bibliographically approved

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