Prepare all aspects of the written score, the style, background and context of the music.
best to prepare and perform the inter-relationship between musical
ideas and musical lines, the impact of the music.
about the essentials
of good practice with regard to technique and its application
in music and the nature and care of the instrument.
What to try to communicate and why
Relationships established through time: phrases, patterns, melodies, cadences, dynamics, timbre relationships, repetition and return, variation, extension, new material, modulations.
Character and Style
Nature of piece and its distinguishing qualities: mood, musical gestures, feel, energy, space, movement, texture, harmony, context.
How to communicate.
Relating technique to the music; reasons governing performance decisions ; type and choice of sound, fingering, breathing, bowing, pedalling, etc.; reasons for certain phrasing, tempi, dynamics, expressive colouring, etc.
Physiology & Technique
How to prepare for performance: posture, breathing, coordination, flexibility, balance, articulation, dexterity; balance of tension, relaxation; tonguing, bowing, pedalling, vibrato, fingering, intonation, voice production, embouchure, bow hold, etc.
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Carole B. Miller
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Revised: December 05, 2011