Volume 18, February 2024
E-portfolios as Learning Tools for Applied Double Bass Study; a Research-Based, Practice Oriented Approach

by Mark Elliot Bergman

Appendix D

Learning how to prepare for a performance is an important skill for a musician. For this video recording project, you will record yourself playing your jury from start to finish without any stops. You will post the recording to your e-portfolio as an artifact. In preparation for this, please do the following:

  1. Determine the time/place you will record your mock jury at least 48 hours in advance. Set your alarm for this time
  2. Write down the scales (and bowing styles) you have prepared on a small piece of paper and put them in a cup.
  3. Do whatever you need to do to prepare for this mock performance, but once the pre-set alarm goes off, please record the following:
    1. Draw the names of three scales and play them
    2. Play through your solo piece or etude from start to finish
  4. Consider the following questions and be prepared to discuss them in your lesson:

How did your mock performance go? Were you satisfied? If not, what changes can you make to be more satisfied with your performance? At this date, it is still possible to make small improvements. Be prepared to discuss some realistic goals in advance of your jury.