Alternative Strings: the New Curriculum

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Author: Ruth Fisher
Date: May 2005
From: Music Educators Journal(Vol. 91, Issue 5)
Publisher: MENC - The National Association for Music Education
Document Type: Book review
Length: 469 words

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Alternative Strings: The New Curriculum. By Julie Lyonn Lieberman. Amadeus Press (512 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444; 973-835-6375; fax, 973-835-6504; www.amadeuspress.com), 2004. 208 pp. Index, illustrations, CD, photos, musical examples. Paperback, $24.95.

The schism between what we are teaching teenagers and their primary musical interests may be costing us a whole new generation of string players and audiences. While it is our job to enable our students to appreciate classical music through exposure and its resulting familiarity--as well as, I maintain, to expose them to a wider musical panorama of styles--it is also important to keep them active on their instruments by showing interest in and respect for their musical taste. (p.18)

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