Posted by Bob Blais on May 10, 1999 at 15:25:53:
In Reply to: To pat and others re: teaching intonation posted by frustrated on May 09, 1999 at 00:57:23:
Sometimes it helps to get them to repeat patterns after you. If, for example, someone is having difficulty playing the opening of the Dvorak concerto in tune, take the first three notes: B, C#, D#. Now play one of them and have the student imitate you until it is exactly on. Then add another. Have them copy. Continue in this way, until you have many, many possibilities and you feel there has been improvement made. So, you'll end up playing B,C#; B, D#; C#, B; C#, D#; D#, C#; D#, B; then all the permutations of 3. This works extremely well!
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