Percussion and String Methods

MUS 266

In this course, the prospective music teacher will gain the basic knowledge and skills of performance pedagogy for the percussion family of instruments, including snare drum, timpani, mallet instruments, drum set, auxiliary concert percussion, and African percussion. String methods will include instruction in string performance, pedagogy, methods, materials, and basic instrument maintenance. Two of the four string instruments (violin, viola, ‘cello, and contrabass) will be studied in depth.