What pathways do we instantly find between the repertoire we teach in our lessons? Sometimes there are obvious connections, delving deeper into a particular composer or historical time period, or even wanting to connect elements of technique together.
Sometimes there are pathways and connections that we might not spot instantly, and take time to uncover in the repertoire. In this pathway document, we have focussed on three areas of technique that develop through the syllabus as a whole
- Rhythmic accuracy and articulation.
- Legato playing and expressive qualities.
- Characterisation and interaction with the accompaniment.
As we develop a syllabus, it’s always in the back of our minds how we can make our repertoire more affordable for teachers. Of course, we cannot reduce prices of repertoire published by third parties, but we can choose repertoire from compilations that appear on more than one grade. You can find a list of the repertoire that this includes too.
Teaching mixed groups of string instruments is becoming increasingly common, so you will also find a list of repertoire that feature on more than one instrument list, for the early grades.