String Pedagogy on the Web

Prepared for String Academy Workshop
21 July 2007 by Rebecca Littman
rlittman@uwm.edu

R Littman's web intro http://www.uwm.edu/~rlittman/webintro.html
R Littman's Resources for Teachers http://www.uwm.edu/~rlittman/session_12.html

Your Local Library

Most of your local libraries, whether public or academic, will have all sorts of resources that you should explore.
For example, the Milwaukee Public Library has a page that lists all of the databases that they subscribe to http://www.mpl.org/coldfusion/librarian_rec_category.cfm?Category=53 that MPL cardholders can access from home. They include Grove Music Online (full-text access the New Grove Dictionary of Music !), ERIC (the government funded educational research database), Biography & Genealogy Master Index.
They often have lists of web sources like this one as well http://www.mpl.org/coldfusion/librarian_rec_category.cfm?Category=27

There is also the library catalog to locate materials. People are often surprised by how much a local public library has. I've provided you with a searching guide to the UWM Libraries' catalog, PantherCat. Most of the methods described in it apply to searching all online catalogs, especially at all of the UW schools and all of the academic libraries in Illinois who all use the same catalog program.

Search Engines and Directories

About.Com directories are created by professionals in their field such as the collection of links to Lesson Plans in music
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/index.html
The Scout Project http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/, in particular the Scout Project Archive which is both keyword searchable and cataloged using the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
The Viola Web Site http://www.viola.com/

Journals and Scholarly Research

LeGuin, Elisabeth. "Cello-and-bow thinking: Boccherini's Cello Sonata in Eb Major, fuori catalogo," in Echo: a Music-centered journal. Vol. 1, Issue 1 (Fall 1999). Online Journal. Available http://www.echo.ucla.edu/volume1-issue1/leguin/leguin-article.html (viewed 20 July 07)

Vendors (instruments and supplies)

SheetMusicPlus Classical http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/store/smp_search.html?cart=32046531501839916&style=classical
Books about string pedagogy http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~leonid/books.htm
Rolin Music http://www.rolinmusic.com/
Violin Making by Hans Johansson http://www.centrum.is/hansi/
Bob Gollihur's Double Bass Links Page and Double Bass Luthier Directory Project http://www.gollihur.com/kkbass/basslink.html

Performers and teachers

Ann's Violin Page http://members.tripod.com/mountevans/violin.html
String Pedagogy Notebook (Michael Hopkins, UVM) http://www.uvm.edu/~mhopkins/
Lissette Torres String Ped Resources http://www.angelfire.com/in2/StringPedagogy/
Mimi Zweig's StringPedagogy.Com http://www.stringpedagogy.com/
Harry Wimmer The Joy of Cello Playing ttp://www.wimmercello.com/index.html
Tafelmusik, the Toronto-based Baroque Orchestra http://www.tafelmusik.org/, look specifically at the "Learning Centre"
http://www.violinonline.com/

Associations

American String Teachers Association (ASTA) http://www.astaweb.com/
ERIC, federally funded indexing and publisher of resources in education http://www.eric.ed.gov/
also includes an 'Educators Reference Desk' http://www.eduref.org/
Guild of American Luthiers http://www.luth.org/index.html
Internet Cello Society http://cello.org
International Society of Bassists http://www.isbworldoffice.com/
National Association for Music Education http://www.menc.org
Violin Society of America http://www.vsa.to/
American Viola Society http://www.americanviolasociety.org/
Viola da Gamba Society of America http://vdgsa.org/

Academic Programs and Resources in String Pedagogy

East Carolina University http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cfac/music/suzuki/index.cfm
UNCG Cello Collection http://library.uncg.edu/depts/speccoll/cello/
William Primrose International Viola Archive at Brigham Young University http://music.lib.byu.edu/piva/WP.html

Miscellaneous Resources

Magnatune, a website to listen to music for free or pay to download, has amazing early music performances. http://www.magnatune.com
Bablefish (online translator) http://babelfish.altavista.com/
Language Translator http://www.systransoft.com/
Oneline Dictionaries http://yourdictionary.com
Alexander Technique for String Players http://www.alexandercenter.com/pa/stringsiii.html
Stradivarius Label... found one ? Go here http://www.holeintheweb.com/drp/bhd/StradivariusViolins.htm or http://www.abcviolins.com/labels.html


last updated 20 July 2007