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
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
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.