The 42 études have remained a core part of the teaching repertoire since their publication, and are today perhaps the most common set of studies for intermediate and advanced students of the violin. They were written to demonstrate the possibilities of the Tourte bow, which was then innovative but has since been universally adopted, meaning Kreutzer's studies are highly applicable to the development of modern bowing technique. Another of Kreutzer's important didactic goals was developing fluency in contraction and extension of the left hand, which is also crucial to modern students of the violin.This edition is based on the 1894 Schirmer Inc. edition (Volume 230).Enquire at www.cbypublishing.cf for bulk orders for schools etc.
The beginner's guide to learning the violin — for anymusical style Violin For Dummies helps you teach yourself to play theviolin, even if you've never read a note of music. From choosingthe right violin for you to playing a variety of musical styles,this book has you covered. You'll start with the basics of postureand bowing technique, learn how to tune your instrument and keep itin beautiful condition with regular maintenance. You'll learn howto read — and feel — the music, and how to inject yourown personality into whatever you play. Before you know it, you'llbe playing classical, jazz, country, and more, as you become a bonafide violin player. The included audio and video instructionencourages you to play along as you learn, and allow you to hear,see, and imitate proper technique. The violin's small size, portability, and mimicry of the humanvoice have made it popular across cultures and throughout time.This book shows you how to teach yourself the basics so you canstart playing quickly. Start with the basics of proper hold and bowing technique Learn how to properly tune and care for your violin Understand the nuances of rhythm and musical notation Play classical, jazz, and other popular styles of music The violin has a reputation of being difficult to learn, but thereality is that it's difficult to master. Anyone can learn,and practice over time will refine your technique and your musicalstyle. You'll have fun, make music, and maybe even fall in lovewith this instrument that has inspired some of the world's bestmusicians and composers. Get started today, the easy way, withViolin For Dummies.
Ironpower Publishing has combined 3 classic violin string method study books into one great value book. These original books have been a staple of violin teachers and their students for around a century. Because these books are often used together we thought it made great sense to pack them into one complete money saving volume. Instead of having to purchase the books separately you now have the convenience and economy of them all being in the same book. The books contained are by Franz Wohlfahrt, Jan Hrimaly, and Rodolphe Kreutzer... Franz Wohlfahrt: 60 Studies for the Violin, Op45 (Etudes No. 1-60) Jan Hrimaly: Scale-Studies for Violin Rodolphe Kreutzer: 42 Studies (Etudes) or Caprices for the Violin Wohlfahrt's book (Franz Wohlfahrt: 60 Studies for the Violin, Op45) is actually originally two books of 30 Etudes each, combined into 60 Etudes or studies. The Etudes are a bestselling mainstay of violin study and are a must-have for any violinist. The sixty studies which increase in difﬁculty are wonderful for learning technique and also notes. The studies are fun to play while learning and designed to reinforce and enhance the student's technical foundation. They are not your normal boring scales. They are small pieces of actual music that concentrate on technique. Playing actual music versus scales puts more demand on the bow arm, so the learning is more conducive to actually applying the technique musically. Great to be used in conjunction with the two other violin technique books in this volume. Hrimaly's book (Jan Hrimaly: Scale-Studies for Violin) of scales & scale based exercises is a classic of violin technique teachings. Hrimaly was an inﬂ uential Czechoslovakian teacher and violinist. He was associated with the Moscow Conservatory for forty six years. These are his progressive scale studies in 10 sections. The many different scales and arpeggios are a great teaching for all levels and will never be outgrown by the student. Kreutzer's book (Rodolphe Kreutzer: 42 Studies [Etudes] or Caprices for the Violin) is a must have for serious violin students. For intermediate to early advanced violinists the famous exercises are standard repertoire. The compilation of the 3 complete books is comprised of scans of pre 1923 sheet music by various music publishers. Overall it's a warts and all (although we have cleaned up and digitally enhanced as much as possible) reproduction of some very old manuscripts so there are some minor printing imperfections owing to the age and quality of these original manuscripts. We hope you get a lot of benefit from performing the many various exercises in this book and with consistent practice takes your piano playing technique skills to a new level.
Jack Pernecky, in collaboration with Lorraine Fink, presents a comprehensive volume on teaching violin. Teachers of beginners, college pedagogy teachers, and classroom and studio teachers will all find pertinent information to expand their tools for teaching. In addition to extensive coverage of aspects of technique, the book addresses note reading, musical form, relationships between repertoire and scales, practicing effectively, and many other topics.
In this long-awaited publication, Professor Mark Bjork draws upon his distinguished 40+-year career with the Suzuki Method to offer insights into the unique strengths and needs of the Suzuki-trained student. Directed towards parents and advanced students as well as teachers, this book discusses not only technical development (scales, etudes, exercises) but also the process of working independently and the preparation for life beyond Book 8 (including orchestra, chamber music, competitions and college auditions). Special bonus: an annotated list of repertoire explores in depth the spectrum well beyond that of the beginner, culled from the experience of a teacher who has successfully taught students from the age of 2 1/2 years to the university graduate level.