Interpretive Effects of Physical Motion

Technical feedback is given in terms of creating an interpretive effect. Once students have learned how a given physical motion affects sound production, teachers are able to use technical feedback to alter musical expression. Teachers guide students toward creating an appropriate musical effect by describing and modeling how the physical movements that change sound can be applied to achieve an intended interpretive effect. Often, the techniques they describe can be transferred between phrases in the piece and between pieces in the repertoire.