Nove canções populares portuguesas para violino com acompanhamento de piano
: proposta de uma edição num contexto didático e cultural

  • Ana Cristina Faria Veloso (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This essay is an educational project, which will provide for publishing a book about violin and piano pieces based on traditional Portuguese music. The goal is to include the Portuguese song in a methodical and educational way for students, thus, giving them the opportunity, from a very early age, to become familiar with the culture and music background around them. The publication aims to support the violin teaching in Portuguese music schools, providing an educational support for the violin initiation learning. For a theoretical contextualization of this project, three areas were reviewed: (1) The area of early education, with a focus on the educational literature and psychology applied to the student. (2) The literature area, in which a selection of violin methods was analyzed, considering traditional concepts, such as the initiation methods. (3) The area that enables the use of Portuguese songs for the beginning of violin teaching in an educational and cultural context. The review shows the origin of the traditional song and the national composers who used elements of traditional Portuguese music in their work, in general and specific to the violin. The results in all of the three revised areas contextualize the basis for editing nine Portuguese folk songs in a methodical way - instrumental. The songs have been practiced in class with a group of beginner violin students to test their feasibility and practical application. The students’ opinions and experiences were collected in semi-structured interviews and analyzed in this research. Final considerations focus on the possible dissemination of the repertoire in the context of this research, highlighting the importance of the teacher's role. Recommendations for future adaptations, the dissemination of the repertoire and the search for multidimensional perspectives in early education are suggested.
Date of Award2015
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorFlorian Pertzborn (Supervisor)


  • Early teaching
  • Violin
  • Repertoire
  • Traditional portuguese song
  • Educational support


  • Mestrado em Ensino de Música

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