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
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
Ready to take your violin playing to the next level? This book presents
valuable how-to insight that violinists of all levels can benefit from,
spanning classical to rock music, and everything in between. The text,
photos, music, diagrams, and accompanying CD provide a terrific,
easy-to-use resource for a variety of topics, including: bowing
techniques, non-classical playing, electric violins, accessories, gig
tips, practicing, recording, and much more!
Austrian-born violin pedagogue Eric Rosenblith shares his thoughts and musings on his craft and career in "Ah, You Play the Violin?:" Thoughts Along the Path to Musical Artistry. These helpful ideas and insights can be extremely diverse, and the many choices which an aspiring musician/artists needs to make should ideally be intimately connected with his or her own individual personality, temperament and physique. This approach will produce a broad outlook at multiple benefits for one?s professional and artistic future. A foreword by musician, author and historian Gunther Schuller is included.
The bestselling guide to teaching yourself the violin just got better
Despite being one of the most popular instruments for budding
musicians, the violin has a reputation as being amongst the most
difficult to learn. But no longer. Violin for Dummies is packed with the
information you need to learn the art of this beautiful instrument,
whether you're looking to get a head start before taking up lessons or
are already studying with a tutor but want a little boost. With this
book-which includes an accompanying CD filled with audio and video
samples and tutorials-you have everything you need to get started. Even
if you've never read a note of music, this book will have you playing in
no time, introducing you to the fundamentals of the violin, from
selecting and tuning to understanding rhythm, musical notation, and
There is no shortage of books on how to play the violin, but the aim of
Robert Gerle, one of America's most distinguished teachers and soloists,
is specifically to suggest ways of planning a violin student's
practice. The hints given by the author will in many cases be useful for
all string players, particularly on sight-reading and memorizing. Paperback text: 110 pages.
Robert Gerle follows up his guide to successful violin practice with a
penetrating study of the art of bowing. Matching artistic problems with
technical solutions, he shows how phrasing, tone-production and
interpretation may be improved by attention to the fundamental art of
the bow. Paperback text: 101 pages.