Comprehensive guide to the art and science of successful string improvisation with clear, step-by-step explanations and instructions. Breaks down all of the components necessary to master improv. in jazz, blues, swing, folk, rock, and New Age styles. For the violinist who longs to leave the confines of the written page.Julie covers improvisation techniques in folk, blues, swing, jazz and New Age music as well as musicianship, theory and new mental and physical approaches to playing.
96 pages with pictures. A history of blues on violin, blues fiddle tunes with practice CD, and a full discography. Includes 17 original tunes by the author done in the style of early blues violin artists. (61pp, ppbk)
Valuable instruction on the left hand, bow arm, sight-reading, and memorization. This book is cerain to improve your practice quality. Illustrated. (110 pp. paperback)
"Inspired by a quote from Beethoven: 'Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets', this book is designed to teach the violinist to practice productively by going through time management, practicing of both hands, musical ideas and other elements of practicing. This is the ultimate practicing manual!" - Sarah Cranor, Shar Apprentice
27 essays on various aspects of violin teaching such as Introducing the Bow, Vibrato , The Adult Beginner, and Double Stopping. A very readable work by the 30-year professional of violin, viola, and string pedagogy at Michigan State University. (8 1/2 x 11 , 61 pp. paperback)
Now back in print, this classic book of technique introduces the Galamian system of violin playing. The original edition has been preserved without changes. Galamian's philosophy, principles of teaching, and practice methods provide astonishing results with student after student, many of whom achieved world class status among the field of concert artists and orchestral concertmasters. Includes a postscript written by the late Professor Emeritus Elizabeth A. H. Green. 144 pp. 1999 printing. Hardcover. Also available in paperback - see item number H20P.
Published by Stefan Peter Greiner, 1998. A limited edition dedicated to Vuillaume's 200th anniversary, this book includes full-size color photographs of select violins of this French master. In German, French, and English. Includes full color plates of 26 instruments with dimensions and other data. 100+ pp. This standard edition is bound in gray cloth with black print. Has full- scale color photos and gray dust jacket. In English, French, and German. With slip cover. This particular book, pictured above, is new (call for further details). There are numerous copies of this edition available, all of which are numbered editions of the 2000 copies printed.