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.
Classic, two-volume book of exercises has served generations of beginning violinists and their teachers. Studies provide practice in string crossing, bow strokes, shifting from first to third positions, and finger patterns.
This is a handbook for the daily use of violin teachers and violin students; and it contains explanations of the left hand difficulties and of their solution, and directions as to the systematic acquirement of the various bowings, both firm and bounding. That Kreutzer still holds first place in the violin students' library we must all admit, and with all of the Kreutzer literature it is much to be wondered at that we have had to wait so long for a book like Mr. Cutter's. The young student of Kreutzer reads this book through and exclaims upon the clearness with which difficulties that he has never been able to satisfactorily surmount are explained. The teacher of Kreutzer finds here presented in a masterly manner, though briefly, the philosophy of Kreutzer and probably a clearer insight than he has ever had before of its pedagogic value. Mr. Cutter's book is not a compilation, but on the contrary, the reader feels that the author is writing out of his own thoughtful experience.
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.
An advanced-level violin method supplement for both professional and amateur violinists. the studies in this book are more intensive and powerful than most traditional violin studies. Double-stop trills are introduced here for technical training, and the finger stretching exercises for the left hand are pushed to the limit. the mixed single-stops, double-stops, and chords are also highly effective bowing exercises. All these innovative studies offer a great opportunity for students to build up their technique more efficiently. In some studies, a new synthesis of Eastern and Western music is shown, unveiling a new type of music to Western audience.