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.
The Ultimate Beginner Series
has helped thousands of aspiring musicians begin experiencing the fun
of playing music in the simplest, most direct manner possible. This book
and DVD set is perfect for beginning students, those changing from
another instrument, or as a refresher course for players returning to
the violin after many years. You will learn all the basics of holding
the instrument and bow, using your hands to finger notes, tuning your
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photographs, diagrams of every concept, and the correlating DVD, make
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Stanley Weiner (1925-1991) is remembered as a violin virtuoso and the youngest principal violinist for the New York Symphony Orchestra. Beginning in the 1960s, Weiner began composing and produced over 200 works, including this "Latin-American Suite", which he dedicated to David Oistrakh. Advanced.