Expert practice and the technical mastery of individual violinists in string quartet playing

Lucas Ian O'Brien

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Abstract

The string quatrtet has been a central compositional form in western classical music for centuries. This research investigates
a perceived lacuna in the training of individual violinists and acquisition of expertise in the string quartet setting. This study
explores the nature of expertise acquisition, highlighting links between existing literature and the model used in Otakar Sevcik's
pedagogical work, J. Brahms: Konzert D-Dur, Op. 18. Using this model and analyzing the skill-acquisition processes embedded
within it, these principles are applied to the creation of exercises for the first violin part of Schubert's String Quartet in G Major,
D887.
LanguageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Wijsman, Suzanne, Supervisor
  • Bannan, Nicholas, Supervisor
Award date6 Feb 2018
DOIs
StateUnpublished - 2018

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Expertise
Mastery
String Quartet
Violinist
Classical music
Skill Acquisition
Strings
Exercise
Violin
Johannes Brahms

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Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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