ABOUT THE BOOK

DEVELOPING YOUR MUSICAL MENTAL MAP
A Program to Build an Aural and Spatial Sense
of the Fingerboard For Advancing String Players

At their own pace, students access this site to complete notated exercises from the book using the online audio tracks.

Instructors use the written directions and notated music in the book for one-to-one teaching.

OPTION 1
STUDENT SELF-DIRECTED
OPTION 2
INSTRUCTOR-LED
The book method allows students to select between two options:
STUDENT SELF-DIRECTED or INSTRUCTOR-LED.

After a ten-year research investigation, violist, Melissa Gerber Knecht found that what distinguishes expert string players from novices is how effectively they tap into stored mental musical patterns.  Developing Your Musical Mental Map has important implications for private music teachers who are often only committed to training students in the vast array of separate and specific technical skills for performance and teaching careers. Young advancing string students interested in building skills towards musical expertise, must develop skills in chunking, motor programming and monitoring music patterns simultaneously while using performance of music to lay the foundation for creating a high quality musical mental map.

Available at Shar Music

© 2015 Developing Your Musical Mental Map
Dr. Melissa Knecht
Professor of Music at Hillsdale College

mknecht@hillsdale.edu  |  Tel: (517) 437-7341

Shar Music

sharmusic.com

Tel: 1 (800) 248-7427