Repertoire/etudes mapped to specific technical challenges/progress
I've been looking at various graded repertoire lists and remember reading various informal assessments of ways in which certain pieces are better for learning certain skills (e.g. up-bow staccato and Intro/Rondo Capriccioso).
I also remember a high school violin teacher telling me that I couldn't work on a Mozart concerto until I mastered the requisite etudes that would prepare me for the cadenza...or something like that. Of course the actual etudes elude me to this day.
I'm wondering if anyone's done the work of formally mapping the skills to pieces and etudes. It strikes me as the kind of thing that a lot of pedagogues carry around in their heads.
Anyone? Where's Jubin when we need him? ;-)
There's the Shipp's guide to excerpts and technique, which you can download from Nate's blog:
"I'm wondering if anyone's done the work of formally mapping the skills to pieces and etudes."
Thanks, both of you! I figured someone had to have done this work somewhere.
Thanks Pavel. That's a really interesting project. It doesn't seem quite useful yet (not very specific) but perhaps in the future it will grow to be a great resource.
That "etude thesaurus" thing would be better off as just a spreadsheet. Etudes along the side, skills along the top, and in each cell a difficulty level
Paul, many thanks for the feedback. Table view is an interesting idea aside the hierarchical view that is currently implemented but I am not sure whether it is easily technically feasible.
Pavel -- maybe you can ditch the Wiki environment and do it as a Google Sheet, that is more what I had in mind. Not sure how to manage access but presumably it can be handled in the same way as Wiki?