Date of Award
Master of Music (MM)
Erika L. Eckert
Dr. Thomas L. Riis
This paper is a useful resource for teaching Bach’s cello suites to young violists age 13-18. The first part contains background information on the six suites and suggested uses of the four manuscripts in teaching. Seven excerpts, four copies and three published editions of the first eight measures of the Sarabande from Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 are included as an example of the different edition markings that the teacher/student can refer to. The second part explores key affekts and Karen Tuttle’s Emotion list as possible teaching tools for expression. At the end of this section there is a table that contains Friedrich Daniel Schubart’s and Johann Mattheson’s key affekt descriptions combined with Tuttle’s list of five basic emotions applied to the Sarabande from Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007. The third part focuses on harmonic analysis with a special focus on Roman numeral and Schenkerian analysis of the Sarabande from Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007. The fourth part contains useful information about meter, rhythm, and dance movements in Bach’s cello suites. Meredith Little and Natalie Jenne’s division of metric levels into beat, pulse, and tap is explained and applied to the Menuet I from Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007.
Loncar, Dragana, "Resources and Exercises for Expanding your Approaches in Teaching the Bach Cello Suites to the High School Violist" (2018). Strings Graduate Theses & Dissertations. 2.