Instructor Opinions on the Use of Turkish Folk Music of Syncopated Style in Cello Training

  •  Taner Topaloğlu    
  •  Şebnem Yıldırım Orhan    


The ability of the music teacher to provide a more qualified education in the professional life and to express himself musically is directly proportional to the quality of the previous instrument training. Studies revealed that the Turkish music products are not used sufficiently in the instrument training given by the institutions of music education and the inadequacy of the customized Turkish music products for use in education.

From this point of view, the aim of this study is to determine the usage status of works and studies of Turkish folk music of syncopated style arranged for cello training and the effects of theoretical knowledge, technical and musical readiness on performing works with syncopated method and to determine the effects of their level and to reveal the problems experienced by the students and to offer solutions for these problems in the direction of the opinions of the instructors who give cello training to music teacher education undergraduates.

The data were collected through a semi-structured interview form developed by the researcher. In the analysis of the collected data, descriptive analysis method was used from qualitative research methods.

When the data were analyzed, it can be concluded that Turkish folk music works and studies of syncopated style used in cello education are numerically inadequate, that the limited available resources are higher than the levels of the students, and that the students have a good theoretical knowledge level about the subject but the levels of readiness in terms of cello techniques in practice are insufficient to perform these tunes. The most important problems experienced by students in performing these melodies are level difficulty, sight-reading, left hand position shifts and use of bows.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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