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From the Stage to the StudioHow Fine Musicians Become Great Teachers$
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Cornelia Watkins and Laurie Scott

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199740529

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199740529.001.0001

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(p.40) 3 Technique
From the Stage to the Studio

Cornelia Watkins

Laurie Scott

Oxford University Press

This chapter addresses how musicians can establish their personal techniques to improve their musicality. All musicians agree that music techniques need to be stable, reliable, accurate, flexible, and immediate even though they vary depending on performers' style. There are two principles considered in discussing musical techniques: first, all techniques exists to serve the music, and second, all musicians must listen. The chapter discusses the factors that affect the physical skills necessary for performances of musicians. It groups them into five-physical components of technical stability, instrumental acoustics and the mechanics of sound production, movement and accuracy, the cognitive processes, and musicians' health and injury prevention.

Keywords:   musical techniques, musicality, musicians, technical stability, instrumental acoustics, sound production, cognitive processes

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