Event Title

Exploring Alternative String Playing

Mentor 1

Susan Chandler

Location

Union 191

Start Date

24-4-2015 1:40 PM

Description

There is an increasing interest in string players to start playing more alternative styles, such as Rock N’ Roll and heavy metal that was popular during the 1970s-1980s. This also has become a normal occurrence in string programs at the high school level. In order to be able to teach this style of playing, one needs to have an understanding of the style. To get a better understanding, I will be looking into the history of this music, how Rock N’ Roll came to be and what its roots and foundations were. As a way of showing this history, I will be compiling a list of prominent bands of this time, as well as the number of appearances on the Billboard 200 Albums (Year End) by those bands. The other part of this project will be possibly arranging a piece that is not readily available that is in the 70’s Rock and metal style for a small string ensemble. This will allow for exploration of the playing style on traditional string instruments. The purpose of this is project is to compile resources that are will be available to public school string teachers who could share with students at the high school level. Having an understanding of how to play and demonstrate Rock ‘N Roll and metal styles will also make it easier to teach in alternative styles when I am teaching.

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Apr 24th, 1:40 PM

Exploring Alternative String Playing

Union 191

There is an increasing interest in string players to start playing more alternative styles, such as Rock N’ Roll and heavy metal that was popular during the 1970s-1980s. This also has become a normal occurrence in string programs at the high school level. In order to be able to teach this style of playing, one needs to have an understanding of the style. To get a better understanding, I will be looking into the history of this music, how Rock N’ Roll came to be and what its roots and foundations were. As a way of showing this history, I will be compiling a list of prominent bands of this time, as well as the number of appearances on the Billboard 200 Albums (Year End) by those bands. The other part of this project will be possibly arranging a piece that is not readily available that is in the 70’s Rock and metal style for a small string ensemble. This will allow for exploration of the playing style on traditional string instruments. The purpose of this is project is to compile resources that are will be available to public school string teachers who could share with students at the high school level. Having an understanding of how to play and demonstrate Rock ‘N Roll and metal styles will also make it easier to teach in alternative styles when I am teaching.