Table of contents





     Origins of the research

     Influences to the research

     Two balances to take care of

     About text, audio, scores


An exploratory journey

     Research questions      

     A report of the process

     Existing books and material


Invitations part I – not strictly tonal

     1)  Mini’S

     2)  Playing S-words (and other words…)

     3)  Q&A

     4)  Move it

     5)  Sing and play – 1

     6)  Extended techniques


Invitations part II - focusing on harmony:

     1)  Ivvi

     2)  Simple schemes

     3)  Modulation game

     4)  Sing and play - 2

     5)  Unwrapping repertoire

     6)  Violin and the figured bass

     7)  A bass line for Bach


In the practice room

     1)  Introduction

     2)  Soft skills and how to develop them

     3)  The ‘One-note game’ – about warming up/waking up the imagination

     4)  Browsing through chords

     5)  The rule of the octave

     6)  Creating figured bass lines

     7)  Creating melodies

     8)  Play along recordings

     9)  The art of listening

     10) Jazz influences on the practice strategies


Pilot sessions

     What took place

     Feedback from students and observers

     How to continue


Conclusions, recommendations, future plans

Appendix I - repertoire for figured bass reductions


Appendix II – a deeper layer to the story, for believers only







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