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Music Performance: Strings (in progress)

Resources for Performance units ATS1044, ATS1045, ATS2122, ATS2123, ATS3136 and ATS3137

Monash Music and Multimedia Collection

This guide provides selected resources for String Performance.

String Scores

Many studies for violin are now available full text online from HathiTrust.
Online scores are also available at Classical Score library.

Charles Dancla
Six airs variés for violin and piano, op. 89, Series I​  
Six airs varies for violin and piano, op.118: Series 2 (Schirmer) 

Jakob Dont
Twenty-four études and caprices for the violin, op. 35 (Schirmer)

Pierre Gaviniés
Twenty-four studies for the violin =: (Matinées) (IMC, Galamian, ed.)
Frederigo Fiorillo
Thirty-six etudes or caprices, for violin (Carl Fischer)

Method books are mainly at the call number S787.2 and following.
See also ATS2060 Teaching Music Performance: Strings

Online scores are available at Classical Score library.

Performance scores include solo repertoire and piano reductions of works originally composed for solo instrument and orchestra.
Library staff are in the process of moving these scores to the P780 sequence:
P780 DE violin (solos, duets and duets with piano)
P780 DF viola (solos, duets and duets with piano)
P780 DG cello (solos, duets and duets with piano)
P780 DH double bass (solos, duets and duets with piano)

Cello

S/SF scores (Composers A-Z) for string instruments are arranged from 2-9. E.g. Grieg sonatas for violin and piano are at SF780 G848 6 ... Sonata for Viola and Piano by Mendelssohn SF537 7 ... Sonatas for cello and piano by James MacMillan SF780 M167 8 ... Library staff are in the process of moving these scores to the P780 sequence:
P780 DE violin (solos, duets and duets with piano)
P780 DF viola (solos, duets and duets with piano)
P780 DG cello (solos, duets and duets with piano)
P780 DH double bass (solos, duets and duets with piano)

Finding String Resources

DVDs, CD's, Scores and other music items for String are located on Level 1 of the Matheson Library, and can be most easily found by using Monash Library Search to find a Call Number.

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Journals And Databases

The Strad online.
To access click The Strad (Exact Editions) and then click via institution.
Each issue has 'Life Lessons' from notable artists and a 'Teaching and Playing' section with a 'Masterclass' page and a 'Technique' page. The best index to articles is Music Index. 

Databases & Journals at Monash University Library

Monash University Library has tens of thousands of journals available online and in print.

Click the tabs above to see some of the best journals publishing new research in String.

        Monash University Library offers students access to databases of academic literature as well as sound and video collections. 

Click the tabs above to access some of the databases collections.

Books & Audiovisual

Check out the instrumental overview for Cello at the Australian Music Centre.

Check out the instrumental overview for Harp at the Australian Music Centre.

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