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Violin Pedagogy: How Did They Learn?

By Dr. Robin Kay Deverich

Selected Chronological List of String Class Methods, Music and Resource Materials

1914

 Mitchell, Albert G. The Public School Class Method for the Violin. Boston : Oliver Ditson Co.

c1923

Giddings , Thaddeus P. and Maddy, Joseph A. Universal Teacher for Orchestra and Band Instruments. Elkhart, Inc., C. G. Conn, Ltd., c1923.

1928 

Giddings , Thaddeus P. and Maddy, Joseph A. Instrumental class teaching; a practical teachers' guide in instrumental music classes. Cincinnati, Ohio: The Willis Music Company.

1933 

Herfurth, C. Paul. A Tune A Day. Boston: The Boston Music Co., rev., 1960.

1937

Jones, Edwin, George Dasch, and Max T. Krone. String Class Teaching. New York: Carl Fischer.

1938

Isaac, Merle. Merle Isaac String Class Method. Chicago, Illinois: M. M. Cole.

1939 

Gardner, Samuel. School of Violin study Based on Harmonic Thinking. New York: Carl Fischer.

1939

Whistler, Harvey S., and Arthur C. Nord. Beginning Strings. New York: Carl Fischer, Inc., 1939.

1940

Isaac, Merle. String Class Method. Chicago: M.M. Cole Publishing Co.; rev. ed1966.

1941

Waller, Gilbert R. Waller String Class Method Chicago: Neil A. Kjos Music Co., 1941.

1948

Barbakoff, Samuel Y. Fun for Fiddle Fingers. Toronto: Gordon V. Thompson, 1948.

1948

Bornoff, George. Finger Patterns for Violin. New York: Carl Fischer, 1948.

1949

Herman, Helen. Bow and Strings. New York: Belwin Inc., 1949.

1951

Barbakoff, Samuel Y. Fiddling By the Numbers. New York: Carl Fischer, Inc., 1951.

1959

Gordon, Carl. Visual Method for Strings: Class or Private Instruction for Beginners on all String Instruments. Hollywood: Highland Music Co.

1960

Applebaum, Samuel . String Builder. New York: Belwin Mills.

1961

Muller, J. Frederick and Harold W. Rusch. Muller-Rusch String Method. San Diego: Kjos.

1962

Dilmore, Hermon Breeze-Easy Method for Strings. New York: M. Witmark.

1963

Matesky, Ralph and Rush, Ralph. Playing and Teaching Stringed Instruments. NJ: Prentice Hall.

1966 

Green, Elizabeth A. H. Teaching Stringed Instruments in Classes. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1966 (reprinted by the American String Teachers Association, 1987).

1968 

Lazan, Albert. Basic Violin for Adults. Belmont, California: Wadsworth, 1968.

1970

Matesky, Ralph and Womack, Ardelle. Learn to Play a Stringed Instrument! A Method for Class or Individual Instruction. NY: Alfred Music Co.

1971

Rolland, Paul. Prelude to String Playing. New York : Boosey & Hawkes.

1971

Johnson, Sheila, Ed . Young Strings in Action: Paul Rolland's Approach to String Playing. New York: Boosey & Hawkes.

1971

Lamb, Norman. Guide to Teaching Strings. 4th ed. Dubuque, IA: William C. Brown, 1984.

1972 

Zathilla, Paul. Suzuki in the String Class: An Adaptation of the Teachings of Shinichi Suzuki. Illinois: Summy-Birchard Co., 1972.

1972 

Applebaum, Samuel. Applebaum string method: a conceptual approach. NY : Belwin Mills.

c1970s

Szilvay, Csaba. ABC Cello Tutor. London: Colourstrings International.

c1970s

Szilvay, Geza ABC Violin Tutor. London: Colourstrings International.

1974

Rolland, Paul. The Teaching of Action in String Playing. Boosey & Hawkes, rev. ed.1986.

1975

Wisniewski, Thomas and Higgins, John. Learning Unlimited String Program. Minnesota: Hal Leonard.

1976

Etling, Forest R. Etling String Class Method. Van Nuys, California: Highland/Etling.

1978

Dillon, Jacquelyn A., and Casimer Kriechbaum. How to Design and Teach a Successful School String and Orchestra Program. San Diego, CA: Kjos.

1980

Young, Phyllis. Playing the String Game. 2nd ed. Austin: U of Texas Press, 1980.

1983 

Brody, David. The Fiddler's Fakebook. New York: Oak Publications, 1983.

1985

Anderson, Gerald E. and Robert S. Frost. All for Strings. 3 vols. San Diego: Kjos Music Co.

1985

Baker, Greg. The Fiddle Series. Portland, Or: 1985.

1985

Roland, Paul, and Johnson, Sheila. Young Strings in Action. Farmingdale, NY: Boosey & Hawkes.

1986

Young, Phyllis. The String Play. Austin: U of Texas Press, 1986.

1988

Klotman, Robert H. Teaching Strings. New York: Schirmer Books, 1988.

1988

The Complete String Guide. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1988.

1990

Etling, Forest R. Solo time for strings: for string class or individual instruction. Van Nuys , CA : Highland/Etling.

1991

Harpole, Patricia W. and Mark Fogelquist. Los Mariachis! Danbury, CT: World Music Press, 1991.

1991

Lieberman, Julie Lyonn. Blues Fiddle and Improvising Violin. New York : Music Sales Corporation.

1991

Teaching Stringed Instruments: A Course of Study. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1991.

1991

TIPS: Establishing a String and Orchestra Program. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1991.

1992

Dillon, Jacquelyn; Kjelland, James and O'Reilly, John. Strictly Strings. Van Nuys, CA : Highland/Etling Publishing, 1992.

1994

Allen, Michael; Gillespie, Robert and Hayes, Pamela Tellejohn. Essential Elements for Strings. Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard Corporation, 1994.

1996

Straub, Dorothy A., Bergonzi, L., and Witt, A. C. (Eds.). Strategies for Teaching Strings and Orchestra. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference.

1997

Fischbach, Gerald and Frost, Robert. Viva Vibrato! San Diego: Kjos Music Co.

1997

Gazda, D. & Stoutamire, A. Spotlight on Strings. San Diego, CA: Neil A. Kjos Music Company.

1999

Monday, Deborah Baker and McAllister, Janice. Strings Extraordinaire! San Diego: Kjos Music Co.


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