Teaching intonation in violin playing: A study of expert string teaching

Joy Jiyoung Ha

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The purpose of this research was to identify different approaches to teaching intonation to conservatorium-level violin students. Intonation is an important and extremely difficult aspect of playing the violin. This multiple case study investigated the teaching approaches of three master violin teachers to identify different strategies for teaching intonation. The findings of this study revealed that the three major objectives of the master teachers? approaches to teaching intonation were the establishment of a good left hand position, the enhancement of left hand techniques and the improvement of aural skills. The findings of the current study could potentially provide new insights into teaching intonation to students.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224 - 236
Number of pages13
JournalAustralian Journal of Music Education
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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