A Manual for Teaching and Self-teaching the Violin
The Violin Lesson offers players of all standards the opportunity to immediately and dramatically improve their technique and understanding of violin playing.
Presented in twelve comprehensive and highly accessible lessons filled with more than 500 music examples and over 350 photographs, it provides fresh approaches to neglected aspects of playing whilst covering all the major areas of violin technique, including: tone production, intonation, changing position, bowing, vibrato, and avoiding injury.
How Muscles Learn: Teaching the Violin with the Body in Mind
How Muscles Learn provides information useful in helping teachers find productive techniques in teaching based on how muscles learn movement patterns. Muscles and bodies can and should be thoroughly trained before concentrating exclusively on musical outcomes. Contents include: * The importance of good posture * Range of motion and movement * Muscles have memory: how movement patterns are acquired *Proactive interference: its issues and effects. Each chapter includes helpful photographs illustrating techniques, helpful hints, exercises to practice the principles in each section, and musical examples.
Title: How Muscles Learn: Teaching the Violin with the Body in Mind, By Kempter, Susan, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: 40170
A text for Suzuki teachers on violin pedagogy using the Suzuki method. Deals with topics of Suzuki violin volume one, including posture and holding the violin, the bow grip, the appropriate violin, the violin bow, beginning to play, changing strings, positioning the fingers, and supplementary exercises. Illustrated with photographs, music notation, and diagrams.
Title: Ear Training and Violin Playing, By Steinschaden/Zehetmair, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B70
Today's professional orchestral musicians are highly specialized and
highly qualified instrumentalists. While the traditional study at
universities and music schools gives students an excellent foundation
for orchestral playing, it has long been acknowledged that it often does
not prepare a musician for all the challenges of orchestral life.
- Practice techniques - Sight-reading - Daily practice routine - Looking after your body - Bow technique and tone production - Left hand technique - Pizzicato technique and other special techniques - Rhythm and ensemble playing - Notation and performance practice - Preparing of orchestral parts - Italian, French and German terms and abbreviations - Knowledge of style - Development of a core repertoire - Preparation for auditions - Coping with stage fright - Coping with orchestral life - Appreciation for the orchestra as a social environment - Coping with the long-term physical and mental pressures in an orchestra
is a detailed, annotated index of orchestral excerpt collections,
thematically relevant books and articles, and recent important studies
on "Performance Science". Chapters on essential practice and performance
techniques include hundreds of examples from over 300 orchestral works,
which encompass the areas of symphony, oratorio, opera, operetta and
ballet from the period between c. 1750 and 1950. In addition, there are
exercises specifically designed to advance a player’s orchestral
As well as serving as useful teaching material for
courses, these volumes are geared towards students currently in graduate
or postgraduate courses specializing in orchestral playing, audition
candidates, violinists at the start of their career, as well as
experienced orchestral musicians and conductors.
Additional resources and introductory video at www.orch.info
This is a practice companion for beginning violin and viola players. It follows the pieces in Suzuki Violin Volume 1 and most of the pieces in Suzuki Viola Volume 1 books. Each page gives practical exercises that address the most common issues in string playing: posture, body balance, rhythm, bowing techniques and left hand development. Wirebound text.
Title: Sharpen Your Tools: Violin, By Burton, Jennifer, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., Item number: SYT01
Kato Havas was a child prodigy on the violin and played in front of Kodaly and Bartok at the age of fourteen - she therefore knows a lot about stage fright. This book addresses the causes of stage fright and tackles them with a series of exercises. Chapter highlights include: The Symptoms of Stage Fright; The Physical Aspects; The Mental Aspects; The Social Aspects; Fear of Memory Loss etc.
Title: Stage Fright: Its Causes and Cures, By Havas, Kato, Published by Bosworth and Co., Item number: BOE004556
Wonderful guide for both teachers and performers. Krayk covers all major points including holding the instrument, left hand technique, right hand technique, acoustics and tone production, and technical development.
Title: The Violin Guide, By Krayk, Stefan, Published by American String Teachers Assoc, Item number: 1912S
A Violinist's Guide for Exquisite Intonation (Revised 2004)
Barry Ross presents a systematic approach to understanding how exquisite intonation enhances the musical context and perfect tuning of the instrument. Intended for advanced players, the Exquisite Intonation Method explains the variety of different tuning possibilities and when to use them. Various scales, etudes, exerpts, and other exercises help to examine intonation, adjust it in terms of the musical context, relate it to the open strings of the instrument, and explore a variety of tuning possibilities to determine the most perfect tuning for each note. Focusing on Exquisite Intonation ten minutes a day provides a dependable means of playing consistently, expressively, and beautifully in tune.
Title: A Violinist's Guide for Exquisite Intonation (Revised 2004), By Ross, Barry, Published by American String Teachers Assoc, Item number: 1932S