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Lieberman, Julie Lyonn - Improvising Violin - Hal Leonard Edition

Item# 0156 000

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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.

Lieberman, Julie Lyonn - Rockin' Out with Blues Fiddle - Violin - Book/CD set - Huiksi Music Co. (Hal Leonard)

Item# 0251 142

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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)

The Music Alphabet Scale Book for Violin. By Elizabeth Sutton.

Item# ES1

$16.49

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First Position Scales and Arpeggios in Major and Minor Keys with a Student Practice Section. Beginning violin scale book that presents scales and scale theory in a fun and easy to master way. Also useful for advanced students who know scales aurally but not theoretically; adult beginners, and parents with limited knowledge of theory. (80 pp, sheet music)

To Learn With Love: For Suzuki Parents by William & Constance Starr

Item# H104

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This book helps parents understand the learning process and helps them to be supportive and help their children be successful.

More Stories of Composers by Catherine Kendall book

Item# H109

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Biographies of 38 composers from the Suzuki cello and piano literature, composer's portraits and birthdays. Large print. (347 pp, paperback)

Games and Motivation for the Suzuki Violin Student - by Diane Wagstaff

Item# H111

$28.99

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Compilation of charts, toys, illustrations, and games which may be cut from the book and used. Geared to parents and teachers of Suzuki violin, and for other instruments as well. (100 pp, spiralbound)

I Love to Practice by P Steiner Y Halls

Item# H135

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63 games and activities designed to help in practice sessions. (67 pp, spiral)

Essays On Violin Pedagogy by Lyman Bodman

Item# H154

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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)

Music Mind Games Teacher's Book

Item# H157

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This visionary 430-page book has 575 photographs, 325 illustrations, and describes more than 200 sensational games in 24 joyful chapters of musical concepts and teaching techniques for music theory and reading. This book keeps any teacher brimming with ideas. (430 pp. paperback)

Miraculous Teacher: Ivan Galamian & The Meadowmount Experience by Elizabeth Green

Item# H158

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A history of Galamian's summer school from its very beginning to the present. A section is devoted to a brief biography of the great teacher's early years in Russia and Paris. 21 photos (180 pp)

Stories of Women Composers by Catherine Kendall

Item# H159

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Biographies of 31 women composers with their portraits, calendar of birthdays, and list of recordings. Large print. (213 pp, paperback)

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music 4th Edition

Item# H205

$19.99

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Over 10,000 entries on musical terms, works, composers, librettists, musicians, and orchestras. Exceptional coverage. A must for anyone involved with music.

Jean Baptiste Vuillaume by Leonhard & Greiner

Item# RB575

$300.00

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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.

Stage Fright by Kato Havas

Item# H25

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Various aspects with exercises for release of tension and anxiety. (136 pp. paperback)

The Art of Cello Playing by L. Potter, Jr.

Item# H41

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Scales, arpeggios, shift studies, duets, etudes, pieces, repertoire list. (230 pp. paperback)

Playing The String Game by Phyllis Young

Item# H44

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Strategies for teaching cello and strings. Contains many creative teaching games for string students. (102 pp, paperback)

Head Hand and Heart: A Vademecum For The Stringplayer In Particular For The Cellist by I. Roettinger

Item# H47

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Discusses all aspects of cello playing. 4th printing. (88pp. paperback)

Man and Talent: Search Into the Unknown by S. Suzuki

Item# H51

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Shares basic philosophy and his unique approach to music education with classic teaching examples and stories. 16 pgs. of photos.

The String Play by Phyllis Young

Item# H59P

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Every page brims with upbeat, creative ideas for building strong techniques, tone and musicianship. (152 pp. paperback)

Stories of Composers for Young Musicians by C. Kendall

Item# H84

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Biographies of 31 composers from Suzuki violin & viola literature. Large print, illustrated. (208 pp, paperback)

26 Composers Teach the Violinist by William Starr

Item# H98

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58 creative studies from well known literature. Promotes musicianship and the growth of technical facility and assists the development of the ability to read pitch and rhythmic patterns, and the ability to concentrate. Intermediate to advanced. (64 pp, sheet music)

Teaching Stringed Instruments In Classes by E. Green

Item# H230P

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Just reprinted, this classic book is still as fresh and applicable now as ever. With plain language and a common sense approach, Ms. Green discusses the challenge of teaching mutiple stringed instruments in one classroom and achieving consistent results across all. This new edition includes updated photographs and illustrations, and a tribute to the late Elizabeth A. H. Green by Daniel Long. 1999 printing.

Van Bronkhorst, Warren - The Not So Boring Book of Bowing - for Violin - Pernambuco Press

Item# 0088 039

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This bow study book for violin has been arranged from string quartet literature. Each selection requires the use of one or two described bowing techniques and provides parts for two players. The upper line (for students) is the first violin part from a quarter movement. The lower line (teacher) is arranged from the other three instrument parts of the quartet. The result: bowing practice made interesting. Covers Detache, Martele, Colle, Spiccato, Sautille, Portato, Sul Tasto, Volante and more.

New Pre-Twinkle Book by Merrill and Brandt

Item# H182P

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Hill & Sons Guarneri Standard Black Rebound

Item# RB125DXC

$775.00

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Published by William E. Hills & Sons, 1931.
This companion volume to Hill & Sons' Antonio Stradivari: Life & Work chronicles the lives of these master violin makers-a story of Cremonese craftsman, the environment in which they passed their existence, and a result of their working life in all its bearings. Includes complete birth and death dates and sources of their knowledge and inspiration. 173 pp., 17 color plates, 44 photographic plates, 51 illustrations.
This deluxe 1st Edition is custom rebound in black leather. The top of the pages are edged in gilt, and the side and bottom edges of the pages are uncut, leaving a stylistically authentic jagged edge. There is no slip cover.
This particular book, pictured above, is in superb condition (very nice rebinding). This copy is not a numbered edition.

Hill & Sons Guarneri Deluxe 1980 Reprint Red Linen

Item# RB125DXD

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Published by William E. Hills & Sons, 1980.
This companion volume to Hill & Sons' Antonio Stradivari: Life & Work chronicles the lives of these master violin makers-a story of Cremonese craftsman, the environment in which they passed their existence, and a result of their working life in all its bearings. Includes complete birth and death dates and sources of their knowledge and inspiration. 173 pp., 17 color plates, 44 photographic plates, 51 illustrations.
This deluxe edition is a 1980 reprint of the original published in 1931 and is bound in red leather with taupe cloth covers and Guarneri crest. There is no slip cover.
This particular book, pictured above, is in very good condition (cloth pulling away slightly on front and back covers (taped down on back cover), otherwise in excellent condition). This copy is not a numbered edition.

Hill & Sons Guarneri Standard Original White Binding

Item# RB125DXG

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Published by William E. Hills & Sons, 1931.
This companion volume to Hill & Sons' Antonio Stradivari: Life & Work chronicles the lives of these master violin makers-a story of Cremonese craftsman, the environment in which they passed their existence, and a result of their working life in all its bearings. Includes complete birth and death dates and sources of their knowledge and inspiration. 173 pp., 17 color plates, 44 photographic plates, 51 illustrations.
This deluxe 1st Edition has the original ivory vellum binding and green cloth covers with Guarneri crest. The top of the pages are edged in gilt, and the side and bottom edges of the pages are uncut, leaving a stylistically authentic jagged edge. With slip cover.
This particular book, pictured above, is in excellent condition (small dark smudge on top of spine, very slight discoloration in vellum, covers in beautiful condition). This copy is not a numbered edition.

Hill & Sons Guarneri Standard Original White Binding

Item# RB125DXM

$625.00

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Published by William E. Hills & Sons, 1931.
This companion volume to Hill & Sons' Antonio Stradivari: Life & Work chronicles the lives of these master violin makers-a story of Cremonese craftsman, the environment in which they passed their existence, and a result of their working life in all its bearings. Includes complete birth and death dates and sources of their knowledge and inspiration. 173 pp., 17 color plates, 44 photographic plates, 51 illustrations.
This deluxe 1st edition has the original ivory vellum binding and green cloth covers with Guarneri crest. The top of the pages are edged in gilt, and the side and bottom edges of the pages are uncut, leaving a stylistically authentic jagged edge. There is no slip cover.
This particular book, pictured above, is in very good condition (binding loose, vellum on spine discolored, cover corners slightly worn). This copy is not a numbered edition.

Hill & Sons Guarneri Standard Original White Binding

Item# RB125DXN

$625.00

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Published by William E. Hills & Sons, 1931.
This companion volume to Hill & Sons' Antonio Stradivari: Life & Work chronicles the lives of these master violin makers-a story of Cremonese craftsman, the environment in which they passed their existence, and a result of their working life in all its bearings. Includes complete birth and death dates and sources of their knowledge and inspiration. 173 pp., 17 color plates, 44 photographic plates, 51 illustrations.
This deluxe 1st edition has the original ivory vellum binding and green cloth covers with Guarneri crest. The top of the pages are edged in gilt, and the side and bottom edges of the pages are uncut, leaving a stylistically authentic jagged edge. There is no slip cover.
This particular book, pictured above, is in very good condition (binding loose, vellum on spine discolored, cover corners slightly worn). This copy is not a numbered edition.

Lyon & Healy The Hawley Collection of Violins

Item# RB325B

$275.00

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Published by Lyon & Healy, 1904.
This book about the Hawley Collection of Violins presents a history of their makers and a brief review of the evolution and decline of the art of violin-making in Italy 1540-1800. It includes instruments by Stradivari (the Healy and the Earl), Guarneri del Gesu (King Joseph and Jarnowick), Nicola Amati, Maggini, Bergonzi, Rogeri, Guadagnini, Joseph filius Andrea Guarneri, Stainer, and Lupot! Limited to only 2000 copies. 105 pp., 36 full-page plates illustrating 12 instruments. A copy brought about $1000 at the Christie's auction of November, 1988.
This standard edition is bound in red cloth with gray-green covers cover. There is no slip cover.
This particular book, pictured above, is in excellent condition (call for further details). This is edition #1802 out of 2000 printed copies.

Lyon & Healy The Hawley Collection of Violins

Item# RB325C

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Published by Lyon & Healy, 1904.
This book about the Hawley Collection of Violins presents a history of their makers and a brief review of the evolution and decline of the art of violin-making in Italy 1540-1800. It includes instruments by Stradivari (the Healy and the Earl), Guarneri del Gesu (King Joseph and Jarnowick), Nicola Amati, Maggini, Bergonzi, Rogeri, Guadagnini, Joseph filius Andrea Guarneri, Stainer, and Lupot! Limited to only 2000 copies. 105 pp., 36 full-page plates illustrating 12 instruments. A copy brought about $1000 at the Christie's auction of November, 1988.
This standard edition is bound in red cloth with gray-green covers cover. With slip cover.
This particular book, pictured above, is in very good condition (some slightly worn pages, yellowing/wrinkled tissues, loose binding, broken slip cover). This is edition #561 out of 2000 printed copies.

Lyon & Healy The Hawley Collection of Violins

Item# RB325D

$225.00

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Published by Lyon & Healy, 1904.
This book about the Hawley Collection of Violins presents a history of their makers and a brief review of the evolution and decline of the art of violin-making in Italy 1540-1800. It includes instruments by Stradivari (the Healy and the Earl), Guarneri del Gesu (King Joseph and Jarnowick), Nicola Amati, Maggini, Bergonzi, Rogeri, Guadagnini, Joseph filius Andrea Guarneri, Stainer, and Lupot! Limited to only 2000 copies. 105 pp., 36 full-page plates illustrating 12 instruments. A copy brought about $1000 at the Christie's auction of November, 1988.
This standard edition is bound in red cloth with gray-green covers cover. There is no slip cover.
This particular book, pictured above, is in good condition (loose binding, back page torn in half, top corner of all pages damaged). This is edition #1308 out of 2000 printed copies.

Lyon & Healy The Hawley Collection of Violins

Item# RB325E

$235.00

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Published by Lyon & Healy, 1904.
This book about the Hawley Collection of Violins presents a history of their makers and a brief review of the evolution and decline of the art of violin-making in Italy 1540-1800. It includes instruments by Stradivari (the Healy and the Earl), Guarneri del Gesu (King Joseph and Jarnowick), Nicola Amati, Maggini, Bergonzi, Rogeri, Guadagnini, Joseph filius Andrea Guarneri, Stainer, and Lupot! Limited to only 2000 copies. 105 pp., 36 full-page plates illustrating 12 instruments. A copy brought about $1000 at the Christie's auction of November, 1988.
This standard edition is bound in red cloth with gray-green covers cover. There is no slip cover.
This particular book, pictured above, is in very good condition (binding fairly loose, corners of covers damaged). This is edition #1737 out of 2000 printed copies. inscription: E.L. Schambra May 12, 1904

The Vehicle Of Music by Dr Masaaki Honda

Item# H245P

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Dr. Masaaki Honda has dedicated his life to spreading Dr. Suzuki's method and message of love. This book relates to how he and Dr. Suzuki met, and some of the struggles they overcame to introduce the method to the rest of the world. Filled with personal anecdotes and interesting stories, this book offers insights in to Dr. Suzuki's philosophy as well as inspirational advice on handling life's challenges. A great addition to your Suzuki library!

Agopian, Edmond - The No Time To Practice Technique Companion: Technique Essentials in About 30 Minutes

Item# 0294 193

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Agopian: No Time to Practice for Violin

Author: Edmond Agopian

Stay in top shape even when you just have a few minutes to practice! A thorough and efficient way to cover both left-hand and bowing technique. Use it as a daily workout, warmup, or to improve your technique. Stay in Top Shape Even When You Just Have a Few Minutes to Practice! Are you a busy violin teacher who likes to stay in top shape so you can demonstrate in lessons with confidence? Are you a first violinist in an orchestra who likes to fine tune your playing once in a while? Or a second violinist who finds that the second violin parts don't do quite enough to keep up your technique? Are you a student who wants to improve both left-hand and bowing techniques but don't have much time to practice pure technique? Then you'll find this book extremely valuable -- It will help you stay in top shape and improve your technique even when you have just a few minutes to practice!but doesn't have much time to practice pure technique?

Then you'll find this book extremely valuable - It will help you stay in top shap and improve your technique even when you have just a few minutes to practice!

How Muscles Learn by Susan Kempter

Item# H169P

$11.69

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Teaching the Violin with the Body in Mind.

The Art Of Violin DVD

Item# AV1DVD

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The Art Of Violin (The Devil's Instrument, Transcending The Violin). A film written and directed by Bruno Monsaingeon. Drawing on archival performance footage and interviews, The Art of Violin evokes the vast panorama of the world of the violin in the 20th century and its most outstanding performers. It is hard to express the explosions of joy occasioned by the discovery of long sought-out but undreamed-of archives, such as some silent - and later resynchronised - film footage, or the few brief moments of Chausson's Poeme played by Ginette Neveu, the silent yet moving (in every sense of the word)images of Kreisler and Ysaye, the awe of a young Menuhin, the superb single camera shot of David Oistrakh performing the cadenza from Shostakovich's First Concerto. Contributions from Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel, Hilary Hahn, Laurent Korcia, Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman, and Mstislav Rostropovich, Produced by Pierre-Olivier Bardet & Stephen Wright. Executive producer for NVC Arts Clive Sugars. Booklet enclosed.

Irene Sharp The Art of Cello Teaching DVD

Item# IS1DVD

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The secret of teaching is to find the keys that open the doors for each individual student. -Irene Sharp. This is a great tool for every college music education program . . . all beginning private cello teachers . . . and a bull's-eye for Suzuki cello teachers. It's worth its price. -Charles Avsharian, Shar CEO.Internationally acclaimed cello teacher Irene Sharp shares her techniques in this inspiring Books & DVDs, through a seven month progression of filming actual student lessons. Building on a lifetime of teaching, she provides an invaluable framework for teachers everywhere to help their students reach their full potential. The Books & DVDs has a total of 19 tracks for a total length of 1 hour and 17 minutes. Each track is a progression in time with the same student (a young girl playing on a 1/8 size cello).

"I believe that anyone who can speak has the capacity to make music. The ability to speak proves that you can listen and that your brain can process information to communicate. These are the same skills that are used to play an instrument. The secret of teaching is to find the keys that open the doors for each individual student. My goal is to provide some of these keys for the beginning cellist. If the principles are successfully learned from the beginning, the student will be able to enjoy the ease of making wonderful music."
- Irene SharpCellist Irene Sharp, a teacher at the Mannes College of Music University of California at Berkeley, and San Francisco State University, has been acclaimed internationally for her teaching. Ms. Sharp led the Margaret Rowell String Seminar for nine years and now gives the Irene Sharp Cello Seminar each June at the Mannes College. She has given master classes for American String Teachers Association, European String Teachers Association, Australian String Teachers Association, and the Suzuki Association of America. Sharp is a founder and ArtisticDirector of California Summer Music, a festival for young string players, pianists, and composers held in Pebble Beach, California. She has been an invited speaker at the national meetings of the Music Teachers' National Association and the Music Educators' National Conference, has given numerous teacher workshops and in l992 received an award for her teaching from ASTA. She studied with Margaret Rowell, Eugene Eicher, Theo Salzman and Gabor Rejto, and performed in Pablo Casals master class.

Great Violinists Of The Bell Telephone Hour DVD

Item# GV1DVD

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The Bell Telephone Hour began as a radio series in 1940 and later ran as a television series from 1959 to 1968. NBC's Bell Telephone Hour presented music for all tastes from classical to Broadway. This CDs offers a collection of legendary violin performances from this program (with a bonus selection by cellist Gregor Piatgorsky).Features artists and works: Isaac Stern Saint-Sa�ns: Introduction and Rondo Cappriccio (3/4/59).Zino Francescatti Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin; Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 (10/9/59). Michael Rabin Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35, 3rd movement: Finale: Allegro vivacissimo (11/25/60); Kreisler: Caprice viennois, Op. 2; Kreisler: Tambourin chinois, Op. 3 (2/2/62). Mischa Elman Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22, 2nd movement (4/27/62). Erica Morini Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, 3rd movement: Finale: Allegro energico (3/13/63). YehudiMenuhin Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6, 2nd & 3rd movements. David & Igor Oistrakh J.S. Bach: Double Cto. in D min., BWV 1043, 2nd & 3rd movements (3/10/63). Ruggiero Ricci Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35, 3rd movement (6/16/64).Bonus Selection: cellist Gregor Piatigorsky Faur�: Elegie; Saint-Sa�ns: Allegro appassionata (4/1/60) All live performances. Color, Approx. 90 min.

Ornamentation: A Question And Answer Manual

Item# H199P

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Great for beginners or for seasoned players who are looking to spice up those weekly wedding gigs! This book is a handy instruction and demonstration guide for ornaments of all types, including trills, appoggiaturas, mordents and turns. This guide can help players determine exactly which type of ornament is called for based on the notation. This book can also help players who want to learn to freely embellish music from the Baroque eraWritten by Valerie Lloyd-Watts and Carole Bigler with the assistance of Willard A. Palmer.

The Popper Manifesto A Do-It Yourself Guide DVD

Item# 3043DVD

$75.00

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This is to announce the long-anticipated arrival of the first complete recorded version of David Popper's High School of Cello Playing (40 Etudes Op. 73), accompanied by The Popper Manifesto, A Do-It Yourself Guide. The Books & DVDs recording and CD are performed and written by Louisiana State University Professor of Cello, Dennis Parker.

The Popper Manifesto discusses the diverse techniques cellists encounter in Popper'sbeloved one hundred year old volume, and includes countless suggestions that aim to improve the quality and focus of practice time. Offering an entire philosophy of cello playing, the Books & DVDs and CD together offer a virtual master class of every study.

Superior Bowing Technique Treatise by Lucien Capet

Item# H264

$49.99

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The only english translation Superior Bowing Technique is the definitive treatise on all aspects of bow technique for the violin. Lucien Capet's concepts of bowing technique are completely revealed in this comprehensive volume. Along with the instructive text he has included exercises, studies and excerpts from the standard repertoire to clearly demonstrate the acquisition of Superior Bowing Technique.

Written by Lucien Capet, translated from French to English by Margaret Schmidt and edited by Stephen Shipps, the book is 187 pages in length.

The Art of Vibrato DVD with Gerald Fischbach

Item# 7023DVD

$39.99

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Every students wants good vibrato, and in this video you will see a complete curriculum of time-tested excercises to acquire, develop and expand your vibrato. Dr. Fischbach works with students on violin, viola, cello and bass to provide detailed, action-oriented demonstrations of proven techniques. 40 minutes. 

 Recommended by Michael Avsharian, Shar Senior VP: 
"This is a teaching tool that you will keep coming back to."

String Clinics To Go The Art Of Recruiting DVD

Item# SCG1DVD

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This new Books & DVDs builds on the experience and knowledge of these two well known expert teachers as they share their 50 years of successful recruiting techniques with you. This is a step by step practical guide to successful recruiting in the schools - designed to help other teachers in creating or expanding their own school string program. Bonus section works in your computer Books & DVDs player, lets you print checklists and sample letters! 2 hrs.
Features:
The steps to successful recruiting.
Live recruiting demonstrations.
How to schedule your demonstrations forthe best success.
What to do before and after them.
Proven ideas for pre-beginner recruitment.
Checklists and sample letters for all aspects of recruiting.
The World's Worst Recruiting Demonstrations - What Not to do!

Bob Phillips - Well know clinician, conductor and author of Fiddlers Philharmonic, String Explorer, and more, has taught for over 28 years in the public schools. With his wife, Pam, he also founded the internationally acclaimed Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic.

Bob Gillespie - Professor of Music at Ohio State University, conductor andauthor of many works including Essential Elements for Strings, he is currently National President of the American String Teachers Association. (ASTA)

Horvath, Janet - Playing (Less) Hurt - 2009 Revised Edition

Item# H252PN

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A revised edition of the original book. A readable, comprehensive guide for all concerned with pain in musical work: professionals, amateurs, teachers, students, doctors and therapists. Players off all instruments will play and feel better. The author, associate principal cellist of the Minnesota Orchestra, lists player pains and injuries and offers prevention and treatment suggestions. This new revision includes expanded chapters on hearing, instrument modifications, photos of ergonomic products, resource list, and information for classroom music teachers and education.

Andres Segovia Master Class Series Volume 1 DVD

Item# AS1DVD

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Andres Segovia, who single-handedly made the guitar a major concert instrument, performs and teaches gifted students in the celebrated Master Class Series filmed in Santiago de Compostella, Spain in 1965.

"...for a half hour of civilized humaness - and for the finest classical guitar music available - there is nothing like it around."
- The New York Times

"There is no guitar but the Spanish guitar and Andres Segovia is its prophet."
- Virgil Thomson, N.Y. Herald Tribune

Andres Segovia Master Class Series Volume 2 DVD

Item# AS2DVD

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Andres Segovia, who single-handedly made the guitar a major concert instrument, performs and teaches gifted students in the celebrated Master Class Series filmed in Santiago de Compostella, Spain in 1965.

"...for a half hour of civilized humaness - and for the finest classical guitar music available - there is nothing like it around."
- The New York Times

"There is no guitar but the Spanish guitar and Andres Segovia is its prophet."
- Virgil Thomson, N.Y. Herald Tribune

Andres Segovia Master Class Series Volume 3 DVD

Item# AS3DVD

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Weiss: Gigue; Dowland: Allemande; Albeniz: Zambra Granadina.

Andres Segovia, who single-handedly made the guitar a major concert instrument, performs and teaches gifted students in the celebrated Master Class Series filmed in Santiago de Compostella, Spain in 1965.

"...for a half hour of civilized humaness - and for the finest classical guitar music available - there is nothing like it around."
- The New York Times

"There is no guitar but the Spanish guitar and Andres Segovia is its prophet."
- Virgil Thomson, N.Y. Herald Tribune

Andres Segovia Master Class Series Volume 4 DVD

Item# AS4DVD

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Frescobaldi: Air and Variations; Bach: Cello Sonata No. 1 (Prelude); Turina: Fandanguillo; Dowland: Allemande; Bach: Prelude. Recorded in 1965.

Andres Segovia, who single-handedly made the guitar a major concert instrument, performs and teaches gifted students in the celebrated Master Class Series filmed in Santiago de Compostella, Spain in 1965.

"...for a half hour of civilized humaness - and for the finest classical guitar music available - there is nothing like it around."
- The New York Times

"There is no guitar but the Spanish guitar and Andres Segovia is its prophet."
- Virgil Thomson, N.Y. Herald Tribune

Ivan Galamian Master Teacher Series Volume 1 DVD

Item# IG1DVD

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Master Teacher Series - Ivan Galamian - Volume 1

Highlights from these videos include Galamian's unique approach to practice methods, scale systems, and hand positions. Sounding point, bow speed, and bow pressure relationships are discussed. Special bowings such as martele, colle, spiccato, and others are examined. Galamian's logic in bowings and fingering now becomes evident through this video.

The Galamian Tapes were recorded in 1979 and 1980 at the Meadowmount School of Music, Galamian's summer school. All tapes are in full color, 55 to 60 minutes in duration. The recordings were made without rehearsal or any type of staging.

Careful study of these tapes cannot help but make each viewer more critical of his or her own methods of teaching or playing.

IG1 Volume 1: Bowing strokes, scale system practice methods, discussion of rhythms, bowing combinations, colle, martele, etc.

Ivan Galamian Master Teacher Series Volume 2 DVD

Item# IG2DVD

$14.99

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Master Teacher Series - Ivan Galamian - Volume 1

Highlights from these videos include Galamian's unique approach to practice methods, scale systems, and hand positions. Sounding point, bow speed, and bow pressure relationships are discussed. Special bowings such as martele, colle, spiccato, and others are examined. Galamian's logic in bowings and fingering now becomes evident through this video.

The Galamian Tapes were recorded in 1979 and 1980 at the Meadowmount School of Music, Galamian's summer school. All tapes are in full color, 55 to 60 minutes in duration. The recordings were made without rehearsal or any type of staging.

Careful study of these tapes cannot help but make each viewer more critical of his or her own methods of teaching or playing.

IG2 Volume 2: Bach: d minor Chaconne. Although most of this lesson is in French, there is no hindrance to the viewer's comprehension.

Ivan Galamian Master Teacher Series Volume 3 DVD

Item# IG3DVD

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Master Teacher Series - Ivan Galamian - Volume 1

Highlights from these videos include Galamian's unique approach to practice methods, scale systems, and hand positions. Sounding point, bow speed, and bow pressure relationships are discussed. Special bowings such as martele, colle, spiccato, and others are examined. Galamian's logic in bowings and fingering now becomes evident through this video.

The Galamian Tapes were recorded in 1979 and 1980 at the Meadowmount School of Music, Galamian's summer school. All tapes are in full color, 55 to 60 minutes in duration. The recordings were made without rehearsal or any type of staging.

Careful study of these tapes cannot help but make each viewer more critical of his or her own methods of teaching or playing.

IG3 Volume 3: Bach: a minor unaccompanied Sonata.

Ivan Galamian Master Teacher Series Volume 4 DVD

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Master Teacher Series - Ivan Galamian - Volume 1

Highlights from these videos include Galamian's unique approach to practice methods, scale systems, and hand positions. Sounding point, bow speed, and bow pressure relationships are discussed. Special bowings such as martele, colle, spiccato, and others are examined. Galamian's logic in bowings and fingering now becomes evident through this video.

The Galamian Tapes were recorded in 1979 and 1980 at the Meadowmount School of Music, Galamian's summer school. All tapes are in full color, 55 to 60 minutes in duration. The recordings were made without rehearsal or any type of staging.

Careful study of these tapes cannot help but make each viewer more critical of his or her own methods of teaching or playing.

IG4 Volume 4: Corelli: La Folia (Kreisler);
Mendelssohn: Concerto, 3rd movement;
Paganini: Caprice No. 15

Ivan Galamian Master Teacher Series Volume 5 DVD

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Master Teacher Series - Ivan Galamian - Volume 1

Highlights from these videos include Galamian's unique approach to practice methods, scale systems, and hand positions. Sounding point, bow speed, and bow pressure relationships are discussed. Special bowings such as martele, colle, spiccato, and others are examined. Galamian's logic in bowings and fingering now becomes evident through this video.

The Galamian Tapes were recorded in 1979 and 1980 at the Meadowmount School of Music, Galamian's summer school. All tapes are in full color, 55 to 60 minutes in duration. The recordings were made without rehearsal or any type of staging.

Careful study of these tapes cannot help but make each viewer more critical of his or her own methods of teaching or playing.

IG5 Volume 5: Etudes: Rode No. 1 and Kreutzer No. 7.
Detailed practice methods included.

Exploring The Bow Arm Volume 1 DVD

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Orlando Cole & Lynn Harrell

For the first time, through the medium of digital recording, the skill and wisdom of two masters is focused on the cellist's bow-arm. Subtleties of a wide variety of bow-strokes are discussed and demonstrated using musical applications from the cello repertoire.

Orlando Cole was the founding cellist of the Curtis String Quartet. Teaching at Curtis and Temple University, Mr. Cole has had an enormous influence on two generations of cellists. In 1990 he was honored as "Teacher of the Year" by the American String Teacher's Association.

Lynn Harrell has achieved all that one might with the cello during the past 30 years. To his great renown as a virtuoso soloist and chamber music cellist, he has added his success as a teacher at both the University of Southern California and Juilliard. Recently, he has expanded his career to that of conducting and the directorship of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Volume 1: A presentation of basic principles and the correction of common faults and tensions. A demonstration of their musical application is shown by a 9-year old student. At the close, Lynn Harrell performs the prelude from Bach Suite No. 3. (34 minutes)

Volume 2: Advanced level analysis using Variations Op. 3 by the celebrated violin pedagogue, Ottakar Sevcik. Includes discussion of tone colors, the production of beautiful sound, and artistic goals. (66 minutes)

Exploring The Bow Arm Volume 2 DVD

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Orlando Cole & Lynn Harrell

For the first time, through the medium of digital recording, the skill and wisdom of two masters is focused on the cellist's bow-arm. Subtleties of a wide variety of bow-strokes are discussed and demonstrated using musical applications from the cello repertoire.

Orlando Cole was the founding cellist of the Curtis String Quartet. Teaching at Curtis and Temple University, Mr. Cole has had an enormous influence on two generations of cellists. In 1990 he was honored as "Teacher of the Year" by the American String Teacher's Association.

Lynn Harrell has achieved all that one might with the cello during the past 30 years. To his great renown as a virtuoso soloist and chamber music cellist, he has added his success as a teacher at both the University of Southern California and Juilliard. Recently, he has expanded his career to that of conducting and the directorship of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Volume 1: A presentation of basic principles and the correction of common faults and tensions. A demonstration of their musical application is shown by a 9-year old student. At the close, Lynn Harrell performs the prelude from Bach Suite No. 3. (34 minutes)

Volume 2: Advanced level analysis using Variations Op. 3 by the celebrated violin pedagogue, Ottakar Sevcik. Includes discussion of tone colors, the production of beautiful sound, and artistic goals. (66 minutes)

A Visit With Pablo Casals DVD

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Extraordinary documentary filmed in 1954. Casals performs Bach's Suite No. 1 in G Major for Unaccompanied Cello, the only recorded performance of the great master. 28 mins., black & white.

Ruggiero Ricci Paganini 24 Caprices DVD

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In January, 1987, Ruggiero Ricci recorded all of Paganini's Caprices in a daring and unedited performance. (75 min)

Josef Gingold Master Teacher Series Volume 1 DVD

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Donald McInnes Master Class Volume 1 DVD

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The McInnes tapes were recorded in 1984. All tapes are 45 minutes in duration. The recordings were made without reheasal or any type of staging.

Careful study of these lesson tapes cannot help but make each viewer more critical of his or her own methods of teaching or playing.

volume 1: Master class featuring Bartok Concerto (1st Mvt), Tertis Competition winner Cynthia Phelps; Bach D Major unaccompanied. (1st Mvt)

Donald McInnes Master Class Volume 2 DVD

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The McInnes tapes were recorded in 1984. All tapes are 45 minutes in duration. The recordings were made without reheasal or any type of staging.

Careful study of these lesson tapes cannot help but make each viewer more critical of his or her own methods of teaching or playing.

volume 2: Master Class featuring Brahms Sonata in Eb Major, Bach D Minor unaccompanied, (1st Mvt).

Donald McInnes Master Class Volume 3 DVD

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The McInnes tapes were recorded in 1984. All tapes are 45 minutes in duration. The recordings were made without reheasal or any type of staging.

Careful study of these lesson tapes cannot help but make each viewer more critical of his or her own methods of teaching or playing.

volume 3: Master class featuring Walton Concerto (1st Mvt), Vitali Chaccone.

Donald McInnes Master Class Volume 4 DVD

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The McInnes tapes were recorded in 1984. All tapes are 45 minutes in duration. The recordings were made without reheasal or any type of staging.

Careful study of these lesson tapes cannot help but make each viewer more critical of his or her own methods of teaching or playing.

volume 4: Master class featuring Brahms Sonata in F Minor, Wolf Verborgenheit, and Debussy's Beau Soir.

Jascha Heifetz Master Class Series Volume 1 DVD

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Dont: Etude No.5; Chausson: Poeme, Op.25. (30 min/b&w)

Jascha Heifetz, this country's greatest violinist, makes a rare television appearance, sharing his technical wizardry and performance wisdom in the acclaimed Master Class Series filmed at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1962.

"Heifetz Teaching Rare Television Treat"
- Variety

It's a privilege to look in on Jascha Heifetz, the master violinist, in action, and this new series catches him in a rare blend of sternness and informality as he works with gifted students."
- The Boston Globe

Jascha Heifetz Master Class Series Volume 2 DVD

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Brahms: Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 (1st Movement). Bach: Double Concerto in D Minor (3rd Movement). (30 min/b&w)

Jascha Heifetz, this country's greatest violinist, makes a rare television appearance, sharing his technical wizardry and performance wisdom in the acclaimed Master Class Series filmed at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1962.

"Heifetz Teaching Rare Television Treat"
- Variety

It's a privilege to look in on Jascha Heifetz, the master violinist, in action, and this new series catches him in a rare blend of sternness and informality as he works with gifted students."
- The Boston Globe

Jascha Heifetz Master Class Series Volume 3 DVD

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Wieniawski: Polonaise Brillante No. 2; Valle: Ao pe da fogueira. (30 min/b&w)

Jascha Heifetz, this country's greatest violinist, makes a rare television appearance, sharing his technical wizardry and performance wisdom in the acclaimed Master Class Series filmed at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1962.

"Heifetz Teaching Rare Television Treat"
- Variety

It's a privilege to look in on Jascha Heifetz, the master violinist, in action, and this new series catches him in a rare blend of sternness and informality as he works with gifted students."
- The Boston Globe

Jascha Heifetz Master Class Series Volume 4 DVD

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Bach: Concerto No.1 in A Minor (1st Movement); Tchaikovsky: Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 (3rd Movement). (30 min/b&w)

Jascha Heifetz, this country's greatest violinist, makes a rare television appearance, sharing his technical wizardry and performance wisdom in the acclaimed Master Class Series filmed at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1962.

"Heifetz Teaching Rare Television Treat"
- Variety

It's a privilege to look in on Jascha Heifetz, the master violinist, in action, and this new series catches him in a rare blend of sternness and informality as he works with gifted students."
- The Boston Globe

Jascha Heifetz Master Class Series Volume 5 DVD

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Bach: Sonata in G Minor (Adagio and Fugue); Bach: Double Concerto in D minor (2nd Movement). (30 min/b&w)

Jascha Heifetz, this country's greatest violinist, makes a rare television appearance, sharing his technical wizardry and performance wisdom in the acclaimed Master Class Series filmed at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1962.

"Heifetz Teaching Rare Television Treat"
- Variety

It's a privilege to look in on Jascha Heifetz, the master violinist, in action, and this new series catches him in a rare blend of sternness and informality as he works with gifted students."
- The Boston Globe

Jascha Heifetz Master Class Series Volume 6 DVD

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Bach: Partita No. 2 in D Minor (Chaconne); Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 18, No.5 (1st Movement). (30 min/b&w)

Jascha Heifetz, this country's greatest violinist, makes a rare television appearance, sharing his technical wizardry and performance wisdom in the acclaimed Master Class Series filmed at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1962.

"Heifetz Teaching Rare Television Treat"
- Variety

It's a privilege to look in on Jascha Heifetz, the master violinist, in action, and this new series catches him in a rare blend of sternness and informality as he works with gifted students."
- The Boston Globe

Jascha Heifetz Master Class Series Volume 7 DVD

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Khachaturian: Concerto (1st Movement). (30 min/b&w)

Jascha Heifetz, this country's greatest violinist, makes a rare television appearance, sharing his technical wizardry and performance wisdom in the acclaimed Master Class Series filmed at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1962.

"Heifetz Teaching Rare Television Treat"
- Variety

It's a privilege to look in on Jascha Heifetz, the master violinist, in action, and this new series catches him in a rare blend of sternness and informality as he works with gifted students."
- The Boston Globe

Jascha Heifetz Master Class Series Volume 8 DVD

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Franck: Sonata in A Major (1st Movement); Brahms: Sonata in D minor (3rd and 4th Movements). (30 min/b&w)

Jascha Heifetz, this country's greatest violinist, makes a rare television appearance, sharing his technical wizardry and performance wisdom in the acclaimed Master Class Series filmed at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1962.

"Heifetz Teaching Rare Television Treat"
- Variety

It's a privilege to look in on Jascha Heifetz, the master violinist, in action, and this new series catches him in a rare blend of sternness and informality as he works with gifted students."
- The Boston Globe

Bernard Greenhouse Cello Master Class Volume 1 DVD

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Haydn: Concerto in D Major (1st Movement); Brahms: Sonata in F Major, Op. 99, (1st and 2nd Movements). (120 min/color)

Bernard Greenhouse Cello Master Class Volume 2 DVD

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Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations (complete); Beethoven: Sonata in A Major, Op. 69 (complete). (120 minutes/color)

William Primrose A Violist's Legacy DVD

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Documentary originally recorded at Brigham Young University.

William Primrose Concert Selections DVD

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A collection of masterpieces performed by the master of the viola. Includes Polacca by Beethoven, Ave Maria by Schubert, and Caprice No. 24 by Paganini. (21 min/color/b&w)

Pablo Casals Master Class Series Volume 1 DVD

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Featuring Brahms: Sonata No.1 in E Minor, Op. 38. Recorded in 1960.br>
Pablo Casals, often called the foremost cellist of the 20th century, shares his great artistry with gifted pupils as he performs and teaches in the legendary Master Class Series filmed at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960.

"A profoundly moving close-up of genius in action."
- Variety

"By far the best study of a musician that the film medium has accomplished."
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

Pablo Casals Master Class Series Volume 2 DVD

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Bach: Suite No.1 (Prelude and Allemande); Suite No. 3 (Courante). Recorded in 1960.

Pablo Casals, often called the foremost cellist of the 20th century, shares his great artistry with gifted pupils as he performs and teaches in the legendary Master Class Series filmed at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960.

"A profoundly moving close-up of genius in action."
- Variety

"By far the best study of a musician that the film medium has accomplished."
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

Pablo Casals Master Class Series Volume 3 DVD

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Saint-Saens: Concerto No. 1, Op. 33 (1st and 2nd Movements). Recorded in 1960.

Pablo Casals, often called the foremost cellist of the 20th century, shares his great artistry with gifted pupils as he performs and teaches in the legendary Master Class Series filmed at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960.

"A profoundly moving close-up of genius in action."
- Variety

"By far the best study of a musician that the film medium has accomplished."
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

Pablo Casals Master Class Series Volume 4 DVD

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Dvorak: Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104 (1st movement). Recorded in 1960.

Pablo Casals, often called the foremost cellist of the 20th century, shares his great artistry with gifted pupils as he performs and teaches in the legendary Master Class Series filmed at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960.

"A profoundly moving close-up of genius in action."
- Variety

"By far the best study of a musician that the film medium has accomplished."
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

Pablo Casals Master Class Series Volume 5 DVD

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Bach: Suite No. 5 in C Minor (Sarabande); Beethoven: Sonata No. 2, Op. 5 (last movement). Recorded in 1960.

Pablo Casals, often called the foremost cellist of the 20th century, shares his great artistry with gifted pupils as he performs and teaches in the legendary Master Class Series filmed at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960.

"A profoundly moving close-up of genius in action."
- Variety

"By far the best study of a musician that the film medium has accomplished."
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

Pablo Casals Master Class Series Volume 6 DVD

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Boccherini: Concerto in Bb Major (1st movement). Recorded in 1960.

Pablo Casals, often called the foremost cellist of the 20th century, shares his great artistry with gifted pupils as he performs and teaches in the legendary Master Class Series filmed at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960.

"A profoundly moving close-up of genius in action."
- Variety

"By far the best study of a musician that the film medium has accomplished."
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

Pablo Casals Master Class Series Volume 7 DVD

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Boccherini: Concerto in D Major (2nd movement). Recorded in 1960.

Pablo Casals, often called the foremost cellist of the 20th century, shares his great artistry with gifted pupils as he performs and teaches in the legendary Master Class Series filmed at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960.

"A profoundly moving close-up of genius in action."
- Variety

"By far the best study of a musician that the film medium has accomplished."
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

Pablo Casals Master Class Series Volume 8 DVD

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Haydn: Concerto in D Major, Op. 101 (1st movement). Recorded in 1960.

Pablo Casals, often called the foremost cellist of the 20th century, shares his great artistry with gifted pupils as he performs and teaches in the legendary Master Class Series filmed at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960.

"A profoundly moving close-up of genius in action."
- Variety

"By far the best study of a musician that the film medium has accomplished."
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

Pablo Casals Master Class Series Volume 9 DVD

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Haydn: Concerto in D Major, Op. 101 (2nd movement). Recorded in 1960. Boccherini: Sonata in A Major (3rd movement).

Pablo Casals, often called the foremost cellist of the 20th century, shares his great artistry with gifted pupils as he performs and teaches in the legendary Master Class Series filmed at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960.

"A profoundly moving close-up of genius in action."
- Variety

"By far the best study of a musician that the film medium has accomplished."
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

Pablo Casals Master Class Series Volume 10 DVD

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Bach: Suite No. 3 in C Major (Allemande); Bach: Suite No. 1 in G Major (Gigue and Prelude). Recorded in 1960.

Pablo Casals, often called the foremost cellist of the 20th century, shares his great artistry with gifted pupils as he performs and teaches in the legendary Master Class Series filmed at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960.

"A profoundly moving close-up of genius in action."
- Variety

"By far the best study of a musician that the film medium has accomplished."
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

Pablo Casals Master Class Series Volume 11 DVD

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Beethoven: Sonata No. 5, Op. 102 (Adagio); Bach: Suite No. 3 in C Major (Courante). Recorded in 1960.

Pablo Casals, often called the foremost cellist of the 20th century, shares his great artistry with gifted pupils as he performs and teaches in the legendary Master Class Series filmed at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960.

"A profoundly moving close-up of genius in action."
- Variety

"By far the best study of a musician that the film medium has accomplished."
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

Pablo Casals Master Class Series Volume 12 DVD

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Bach: Suite No. 3 in C Major (Sarabande); Bourees 1 and 2. Recorded in 1960.

Pablo Casals, often called the foremost cellist of the 20th century, shares his great artistry with gifted pupils as he performs and teaches in the legendary Master Class Series filmed at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960.

"A profoundly moving close-up of genius in action."
- Variety

"By far the best study of a musician that the film medium has accomplished."
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

Pablo Casals Master Class Series Volume 13 DVD

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Bach: Sonata No. 3 in G Minor for Viola da Gamba (Adagio and Allegro). Recorded in 1960.

Pablo Casals, often called the foremost cellist of the 20th century, shares his great artistry with gifted pupils as he performs and teaches in the legendary Master Class Series filmed at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960.

"A profoundly moving close-up of genius in action."
- Variety

"By far the best study of a musician that the film medium has accomplished."
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

Pablo Casals Master Class Series Volume 14 DVD

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Beethoven: Sonata No. 5, Op. 102 (1st movement). Recorded in 1960.

Pablo Casals, often called the foremost cellist of the 20th century, shares his great artistry with gifted pupils as he performs and teaches in the legendary Master Class Series filmed at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960.

"A profoundly moving close-up of genius in action."
- Variety

"By far the best study of a musician that the film medium has accomplished."
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

Pablo Casals Master Class Series Volume 15 DVD

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Brahms: Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99 (3rd and 4th movements). Recorded in 1960.

Pablo Casals, often called the foremost cellist of the 20th century, shares his great artistry with gifted pupils as he performs and teaches in the legendary Master Class Series filmed at the University of California, Berkeley in 1960.

"A profoundly moving close-up of genius in action."
- Variety

"By far the best study of a musician that the film medium has accomplished."
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times

Which Way to Carnegie Hall 2: A Journey into Music DVD

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Jon Kimura Parker follows artists featured in the first title of this series (WC1VHS) ten years later. The film documents these talented players (all from British Columbia in Western Canada) in their quest to establish themselves in a musical career.

Josef Gingold Master Teacher Series Volume 2 DVD

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Josef Gingold Master Teacher Series Volume 3 DVD

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Josef Gingold Master Teacher Series Volume 4 DVD

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Way To Carnegie Hall DVD

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Seven, young artists ages 7-16 performing on violin, cello, and piano. Narrated by Jon Kimura Parker. This Books & DVDs is more instructional video than performance entertainment.

Fischer - Practice: 250 Step by Step Practice Methods for the Violin. Peters Edition.

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Simon Fischer, a respected player and pedagogue, is the author of Basics, another hefty and highly-acclaimed reference for violinists.  In a similarly thorough fashion he has approached the concept of practicing in Practice: 250 Step-by-Step Practice Methods for the Violin.  By use of real musical examples, Fischer walks the reader through sensible and helpful ways to practice challenging techniques for maximum success and retention.

Published by Edition Peters.  344 pages, including index and introduction.

From the back cover:

The music examples in Practice, drawn from the standard solo violin repertoire, illustrate typical musical and technical demands that arise during the normal course of playing.

By learning how to practice one passage, you learn how to practice other passages of the same type.

With more than 750 music examples (chosen from over 100 works) and over 100 photographs, Practice is packed with ideas and information to help you get the very most out of every minute that you practice.
Some of the practice methods are ways of solving problems Some are ways of finding out what the problems actually are. So often we know that something is not quite right, but we dont know why. Some are ways of trying to cause yourself problems, so that afterwards what you actually have to do feels easier. Some practice methods build and improve technique at the same time as making a specific passage easier to play in the first place.Practice is intended just as much for the teacher as for the player. It offers a wide range of answers to musical and technical problems that students typically present, and adds to any teachers library of practice methods that they pass on to their students.

Practicing For Artistic Success by Burton Kaplan

Item# H270P

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More than just a practice log, this book is filled with strategies and tips for getting the most out of your practice efforts! Learn the Six Myths of Practice, the Strategy of Strategies, a New Way to Use the Metronome, Control at Fast Tempos, Improving Intonation, and much more.

Zakhar Bron Master Class Jean Baptiste Accolay DVD

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Zakhar Bron Master Class Charles Augusts de Beriot DVD

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Zakhar Bron Master Class Oskar Rieding DVD

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Zakhar Bron Master Class-Antonio Vivaldi DVD

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Helping Parents Practice by Edmund Sprunger

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As a parent, have you ever asked yourself these questions: Why doesn't my child listen to me when I give the same directions the teacher gave? Should we switch to a different teacher, or would a new instrument help? How do I get my child to play from the heart?

Building on over 20 years of experience as a violin teacher, including multiple positions with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the American String Teachers Association, Edmund Sprunger answers some of the most common concerns of parents who practice with their children. (272 page paperback).

Exploring the Bow Arm Set DVD

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Bernard Greenhouse Cello Master Class Set DVD

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Contains both volumes of the Bernard Greenhouse master classes.

Technical Fundamentals of the Soviet Masters

Item# H276P

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Semyon and Gary Ronkin. A delightful inside look into the fundamentals of the teaching methods that gave the world so many distinguished violinists. Lavishly illustrated sections on left-hand and bow-arm techniques include examples of all levels of repertoire. Also includes an historical overview, pointers on choosing instruments and accessories. (81pp., spiralbound)

Wimmer The Joy of Cello Playing - Master Lesson 1. Published by Arioso Press.

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Master Lesson 1: Setting the Stage for Playing
Drawing the Energy Circle - an exercise in concentration. Avoiding lower backaches with a flexible sitting posture. Exploring the cello resonances. The joy of holding the cello in relaxed comfort. Trusting your instrument to be part of you.

Increase your technique, confidence and enjoyment of cello playing no matter what your current level. Find fresh solutions to stubborn difficulties by looking at cello basics in a new and broader way. These Master Lessons are packed with practical ideas and exercises.

Wimmer The Joy of Cello Playing - Master Lesson 2 . Published by Arioso Press.

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Master Lesson 2: THE GESTURES OF THE RIGHT HAND: THE INNER SOURCE OF ALL BOWING.
Make up imaginary situations, convert them into expressive hand gestures, and then into meaningful bow movements and bow strokes. THE HAND; ITS SPECIAL CAPABILITIES FOR HOLDING AND CONTROLLING THE BOW: Testing the essential thumb. Trusting your touch. The most useful exercises for finger, wrist and hand-forearm rotation movements.

Increase your technique, confidence and enjoyment of cello playing no matter what your current level. Find fresh solutions to stubborn difficulties by looking atcello basics in a new and broader way. These Master Lessons are packed with practical ideas and exercises.

Wimmer The Joy of Cello Playing - Master Lesson 3. Published by Arioso Press.

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Master Lesson 3: THE BOW AS AN EXTENSION OF THE HAND:
Walking the tightrope, and exercise in tactile awareness and exploring the properties of the bow. Testing the resiliency of the bow stick. Finding a flexible bow hold. Exercises to develop finger elasticity and bow balance.

Increase your technique, confidence and enjoyment of cello playing no matter what your current level. Find fresh solutions to stubborn difficulties by looking at cello basics in a new and broader way. These Master Lessons are packed with practical ideas and exercises.

Wimmer The Joy of Cello Playing - Master Lesson 4. Published by Arioso Press.

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Master Lesson 4: THE SIMPLICITY OF THE BOW MOVEMENT:
The straight bow with the hand as driver. Exercises for drawing the straight bow on the 7 string levels. THE DEEP SOUND, THE VITAL INGREDIENT OF A GREAT CELLO TONE:
The passive, buoyant arm and the active hand. Index finger as butter knife. The ever-changing functions of the fingers during a whole bow stroke.

Increase your technique, confidence and enjoyment of cello playing no matter what your current level. Find fresh solutions to stubborn difficulties by looking at cello basics in a new and broader way. These Master Lessons are packed with practical ideas and exercises.

Wimmer The Joy of Cello Playing - Master Lesson 5. Published by Arioso Press.

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Master Lesson 5: YOUR OWN VERY PERSONAL TONE:
Exercises for stretching your tonal imagination.
HOW TO PRODUCE YOUR TONE TECHNICALLY:
You can have any tone you want by mastering the 4 tone factors; Sounding Point, Depth of Sound, Bow Speed, and Amount of Hair.

Increase your technique, confidence and enjoyment of cello playing no matter what your current level. Find fresh solutions to stubborn difficulties by looking at cello basics in a new and broader way. These Master Lessons are packed with practical ideas and exercises.

Wimmer The Joy of Cello Playing - Master Lesson 6. Published by Arioso Press.

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Master Lesson 6: Coll: THE ULTIMATE BOW CONTROL DEVICE:
What it means and how it can give you the essential fine finger control in all parts of the bow. Exercises for mastering the Coll in 3 stages. MORE REFINED BOW HOLD AND BOW BALANCE:
Balancing your bow securely and flexibly in the hand. THE SIMPLICITY OF THE BOW CHANGE:
Exercises for creating the illusion of continuity of sound during the bow change.

Increase your technique, confidence and enjoyment of cello playing no matter what your current level. Find fresh solutions to stubborn difficulties by looking at cello basics in a new and broader way. These Master Lessons are packed with practical ideas and exercises.

String Clinics To Go Volume 2 Getting Started DVD

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Learn how to start your students with success from two of the country's top string pedagogues, Bob Gillespie and Bob Phillips. The two Bobs will demonstrate innovative and practical approaches to beginning string teaching and classroom management. A variety of delivery skills will be outlined and demonstrated as well as multiple pedagogical strategies that are applicable to string classes at all levels! for pre-beginner recruitment.
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Bob Phillips - Well know clinician, conductor and author of Fiddlers Philharmonic, String Explorer, and more, has taught for over 28 years in the public schools. With his wife, Pam, he also founded the internationally acclaimed Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic.

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Mel Bay's Violin Tune Book: Pocketbook Deluxe Series by William Bay - Mel Bay Publication

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Only 3.5 x 5 . 92 favorite tunes including Auld Lang Syne, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Loch Lomond and many more! 96 pages, paperback.

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Only 3.5 x 5 . 90 old time favorite tunes including Soppin' the Gravy, Lily of the Valley, Brass Buttons, and more! 96 pages, paperback.

Lobko, Mikhail - The Lobko Method: Concept and Study for the Violinist - Violin solo - Mel Bay Publications

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Learn from Mikhail Lobko's 40 years of experience as a teacher and player. Covers the basics of choosing a violin, left hand technique and the fundamentals of bowing. Then, move into exercises for the first finger and second finger. Includes practice for two-octave scales, major scales in diatonic transposition and arpeggios. Concludes with three octave scales and arpeggios. 80 pages, spiral bound.

Viola for Violinists - The Conversion Kit. By Dr. Dwight Pounds. Published by the American Viola Society.

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Are you a violinist considering making the switch to viola? Perhaps you want to expand your musical horizons and play both instruments. Or maybe it's a practical thing: you already play gigs on the violin, but you could be in even greater demand if you played both violin AND viola. Viola for Violinists: The Conversion Kit is the perfect and practical guide to taking the plunge! Noted violist, educator and author, Dwight R. Pounds, takes a complex topic and simplifies it with his systematic approach. This is no boring, theoretical tome but a useful, real-world guide for the performing violinist. From familiarviolin exercises that enable a gentle and seamless transition to the viola to useful information about instruments, famous violists and important websites, this book is entirely unique. You'll wonder how you got along without it!

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The inspiring love story of Wilford Kaplan and Cellist Ida Roettinger. (400pp, ppbk.)

Playing The Violin by Mark Rush

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Over 200 photos showing the fundamentals of posture, how to hold the violin and bow, proper angle of the fingers through the positions and more! A must for beginners, this illustrated guide will also benefit intermediate and advanced players who need a refresher to help remember good habits. 100 pgs, paperback.

Circling Around The Violin Virtuosi DVD

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This Books & DVDs is about excellence and what it takes to acheive it. Explore the relationship between teacher and student with Mimi Zweig, examining classes, home life and performances. 57 minutes.

Cello Playing Is Easy: Part 1 Warm Ups

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The first of a five book series that will guide the emerging cellist through a daily journey of cello discovery, with the end result of producing a fine cellist! Warm-ups covers three areas - Body, Sound and Pitch. Each has a series of concepts and exercises presented in a clear and well-illustrated format. Includes a series of planners and checklist to help you progress. (These are also available separately as pads of 30 so you don't have to write in you book!). 162 pages.

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Edly's Musical Theory for Practical People

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This is for anyone, teen to adult, who wants to learn what's going on inside music - using an informal, friendly, and often whimsical tone, with lively and plentiful illustrations. Edly's does away with dreary music theory, and makes learning practical and fun! Begins with introducing notes, and moves quickly through into scales, chords, key, key signatures and intervals. Also included are modes, ear-training, figuring our music by ear, chord substitution, transposition, improvisation, and song forms. Each topic is accompanied by an explanation of what it is, how it's used, and why it is helpful. 164 pages, softbound.

Practicing Successfully: A Master Class in the Musical Art by Elizabeth Green, A. H.

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Legendary music educator Elizabeth A. H. Green completed this work in the last days of her life. The manuscript tragically remained undiscovered for many years, but now you can read as she draws upon her decades of experience instructing students of all levels to break down the practicing regimen into a logical learning sequence.

In Part One, she suggests isolating difficult musical passages so they become instantly manageable using rhythmic motifs, scales, accentuations, and etudes. In Part Two, experts on various instruments discuss recurring problems and how to defeat them. In the concluding Part Three, Green notes the physiological principles of practice and suggests ways to modify practice sessions to reflect these facts. She writes, "Ultimate success depends upon one immutable, inescapable, and well-publicized fact: the musician has to practice successfully or not."

The 1960 Pablo Casals Master Class by W Kaplan

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Vivid descriptions of Ida Roettinger's experiences at the 1960 Casals Master Classes in Berkeley, California.

William Pleeth Master Class Video Volume 1 DVD

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William Pleeth, teacher of the legendary Jaqueline du Pre' and many other internationally-recognized cellists, celebrated his eightieth birthday in 1996. To mark the event, a series of eight, one-hour films were made of his cello master classes at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Snape, England. The filmmakers captured William Pleeth in some of his finest work ever as a master teacher, in the best-known and loved repertoire for the cello: the Elgar Concerto, Beethoven, and Brahms Sonatas, the Hadyn D Major Concerto and the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations.

William Pleeth Books & DVDs: Synopsis/reviews
Reviewer: Helen Neilson, London.

In 1996, Selma Gokcen produced a series of Books & DVDs recordings of William Pleeths masterclasses at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies. This unique series is an important addition to the historical cellistic literature, celebrating the life and work of this highly respected cellist and teacher who influenced the paths of numerous cellists around the globe. He is perhaps most famously known as the teacher of Jacqueline du Pr, but led a life where he helped generations of developing cellists. He also enjoyed an illustrious performing career based in the United Kingdom, following his Leipzig Gewandhaus debut aged fifteen.

1. Brahms: Sonata in F major for Piano and Violoncello, op. 99. Allegro vivace.
Kari Jane Docter, vcl; Peggy Gray, pno.
Immediately after stopping the cellist, William launches into one of his favourite points for discussion: the piano part. At all times, he encourages the cellist to be aware of the ensemble with the piano. This very issue is addressed in the brief interview which ends this episode. He emphasises that the cellist must not be in their own world of the cello. They must maintain awareness of what the pianist does, and if necessary, they may argue about it later! He encourages the players to imagine other instruments of the orchestra. It is a symphony. Score it properly, he exclaims! Proposing the idea of viewing the opening figure in the piano as a Hungarian cimbalom, he encourages the student to use their imagination to create a broad palette of sounds in the minds ear. Indeed, he refers to the ear as the eye of the painter. At all times, students are encouraged to consider their choices of fingerings and bowings in relation to the colours which best bring the musical intent to life.
An interesting point mentioned specifically in this episode is the idea of controlling something, versus letting it be. He points out how obvious this is to the recipients of the music making--the audience. This is something which performing musicians at all stages of development could well benefit from giving considered thought and attention, in music as well as life. In general, his philosophies tend to reflect an attitude to life as well as music, as can be seen when he encourages the young cellist to play with courage, live dangerously. Its wonderful!


Wliliam Pleeth Review: Rob Lewis - London
Volume 1 Brahms Sonata in F, Op.99

William Pleeth shines a new light on the opening of the Brahms Sonata, where sonorities and the shapes of phrases are given more emphasis than convenient fingerings which cross the strings and break the line of the phrase. Although these ideas specifically refer to the opening passages, it becomes clear how they can be applied to the whole of the Sonata and other cello repertoire.
William Pleeths ideas add an excitement to the music which helps to take the performance to a higher level. The sonata begins to come to life when different techniques both in the left hand and the bow are discussed to accentuate the shapes in passages, and relate them to the overall drama of the sonata.

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William Pleeth, teacher of the legendary Jaqueline du Pre' and many other internationally-recognized cellists, celebrated his eightieth birthday in 1996. To mark the event, a series of eight, one-hour films were made of his cello master classes at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Snape, England. The filmmakers captured William Pleeth in some of his finest work ever as a master teacher, in the best-known and loved repertoire for the cello: the Elgar Concerto, Beethoven, and Brahms Sonatas, the Hadyn D Major Concerto and the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations.

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Reviewer: Helen Neilson, London.

In 1996, Selma Gokcen produced a series of Books & DVDs recordings of William Pleeths masterclasses at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies. This unique series is an important addition to the historical cellistic literature, celebrating the life and work of this highly respected cellist and teacher who influenced the paths of numerous cellists around the globe. He is perhaps most famously known as the teacher of Jacqueline du Pr, but led a life where he helped generations of developing cellists. He also enjoyed an illustrious performing career based in the United Kingdom, following his Leipzig Gewandhaus debut aged fifteen.
2. Barber: Sonata, op. 6. Allegro ma non troppo.
Veronica Freeman, vcl; Carole Presland, pno.

Bad-tempered! Youve got a temper, havent you? Use it then, darling! The supremacy of the spirit or emotion of any musical phrase or gesture is always considered the vital driving force. He encourages the player to utilise what is already present within, to explore and realise her own potential. Throughout the series, he discusses the musical rationale behind technical considerations such as choices of bowings and fingerings. However, he emphasises that the emotion must never be separated from the rational choices which must be made. The emotion and physics sit in one anothers hands. Undivorceable.
His awareness of natural tendencies is acute on many levels, and he articulates this in particular with respect to timing patterns. Any rubato must sit in a framework... If you have your frame, you can move around within that. This regard for the structure of expressive timing patterns, whose formal investigation by scientists is only now in its infancy, clearly comes from his innate feeling and understanding as a musician, and from his own sensitivity to the supremacy of musical form.
An interesting cellistic issue which he addresses in this particular episode is the balance between the left and the right arms. He points out that if too much force is used in the left hand, this can detract from the weight available to make sound with the right. What in fact is needed is more release in the left hand, and therefore greater freedom in the right. We cant make holes in the cello with the left hand but you can break the cello with the right. (Demonstrates weighty bow arm!)


Wliliam Pleeth Review: Rob Lewis - London

Volume 2 Barber Sonata, Op.6

Pleeth focuses on sound production at the beginning of Barbers Cello Sonata, making sure that there is continuous resonance and quality. He talks about the contact point of the bow on the string, and demonstrates how different moods can be created. The Barber Sonata needs an intense sound at the beginning, and the way to achieve this is discussed at great length, making sure the bow is in contact with the string and not skating on the surface.
The shapes of the phrases are also discussed, and the pupil is encouraged to take risks with fingerings, with the overall aim being that as the intensity grows, the fingerings and sound produced should all work together to capture the emotion of the music.
He also demonstrates ways of making the faster passages retain clarity by articulating each note with the bow. This helps project the sound from the very bottom notes on the cello, right through the whole range of the instrument. This emphasis on resonance is further expressed in the second subject, where Pleeth also talks about the importance of sitting in the frame work of the piece rhythmically speaking, to allow movement within the theme.

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William Pleeth, teacher of the legendary Jaqueline du Pre' and many other internationally-recognized cellists, celebrated his eightieth birthday in 1996. To mark the event, a series of eight, one-hour films were made of his cello master classes at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Snape, England. The filmmakers captured William Pleeth in some of his finest work ever as a master teacher, in the best-known and loved repertoire for the cello: the Elgar Concerto, Beethoven, and Brahms Sonatas, the Hadyn D Major Concerto and the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations.

William Pleeth Books & DVDs: Synopsis/reviews
Reviewer: Helen Neilson, London.

In 1996, Selma Gokcen produced a series of Books & DVDs recordings of William Pleeths masterclasses at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies. This unique series is an important addition to the historical cellistic literature, celebrating the life and work of this highly respected cellist and teacher who influenced the paths of numerous cellists around the globe. He is perhaps most famously known as the teacher of Jacqueline du Pr, but led a life where he helped generations of developing cellists. He also enjoyed an illustrious performing career based in the United Kingdom, following his Leipzig Gewandhaus debut aged fifteen.
3. Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, op. 85. Adagio moderato.
Kate Bennett, vcl; Frances Angell, pno.

William Pleeth emphasises the importance of observing every little detail of what is written in the score in his discussion with Kate Bennett of the first movement of the Elgar Concerto. He talks in particular about giving absolute value to the rhythms, and also demands acute observation of the articulation markings in the opening sections. In particular, he draws her attention to the tenuto lines over the third and fourth semiquavers in the ascending second passage, which he then mentions again in the interview at the end of this episode. His comment on giving the full love to the quaver in the rocking crotchet/quaver rhythm of the main theme is an endearing way of describing something to which often insufficient attention is given by developing performers.
One cannot help but wonder what he would have thought of the work of Rudolf Laban, whose development of movement in dance was founded so strongly upon the relationship of the gesture to the inner impulse. Laban took this to such lengths that he attributed qualities of space, weight, time and flow to various internal impulses in an attempt to broaden his dance students awareness of and connection with different inner sensations. In cello playing, this idea of the inner impulse as the leader of gesture can be directly attributed to the use of the bow arm. He relates this directly to the parallels with dance, after he comments, Gesture of the arm is the physical imprint of a feel.
Again, he comes to a point which in more recent times has been explored more thoroughly in academic papers, but from a place of practical experience and intuitive thought.. He talks about the use of the left hand by cellists in the higher positions, where we can so often constrained by the idea that we must train the hand to play in octaves. He quite rightly asks why it is that we cannot think more in the manner of pianists, who can stretch or contract the hand easily, and still retain confidence in reaching the notes aimed for. This, and further ramifications of comparing the use of the left hand of cellists with that of pianists has been discussed more recently in great depth by Tania Lisboa.2 His observations tend to draw upon witnessing and believing in human possibility in the first instance, as well as a desire to gain musical freedom in every possible way on the cello. He also strongly encourages more active use of the fourth finger on several occasions.
An interesting point which he addresses in particular in this volume is the idea of natural aural receptivity. The trouble is that the ear, from babyhood, has never been enticed or seduced into, literally, RECEIVING. He talks about the qualities of passive receptivity inherent in the nose, and our attitude in general towards our sense of smell. Why should the same not apply to the use of the ears, he asks? The main thing is that receiving is EVERYTHING. He encourages the cellists to be aware of developing their aural sense in relation to what they are doing on the cello in order to fully utilise this natural sense.


Wliliam Pleeth Review: Rob Lewis - London

Volume 3 Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor
Here Pleeth emphasises the importance of making the opening passages speak in the Elgar concerto. He talks about creating a dialogue within the first few lines, where rhythmic emphasis in the short phrases combines to paint an overall accurate picture or landscape within the music.
He focuses on being relaxed and present when playing the first subject so that the mood of the music is expressed in harmony with the artist playing it. This idea seems to bring a different quality to the music, as the sound created projects in a more natural way and ideas are expressed more clearly.
Singing the phrases in the context of a strong rhythmic framework is important. It helps to project the sound through drawing the string, which has an instant impact on the pupils sound.

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William Pleeth, teacher of the legendary Jaqueline du Pre' and many other internationally-recognized cellists, celebrated his eightieth birthday in 1996. To mark the event, a series of eight, one-hour films were made of his cello master classes at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Snape, England. The filmmakers captured William Pleeth in some of his finest work ever as a master teacher, in the best-known and loved repertoire for the cello: the Elgar Concerto, Beethoven, and Brahms Sonatas, the Hadyn D Major Concerto and the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations.

William Pleeth Books & DVDs: Synopsis/reviews
Reviewer: Helen Neilson, London.

In 1996, Selma Gokcen produced a series of Books & DVDs recordings of William Pleeths masterclasses at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies. This unique series is an important addition to the historical cellistic literature, celebrating the life and work of this highly respected cellist and teacher who influenced the paths of numerous cellists around the globe. He is perhaps most famously known as the teacher of Jacqueline du Pr, but led a life where he helped generations of developing cellists. He also enjoyed an illustrious performing career based in the United Kingdom, following his Leipzig Gewandhaus debut aged fifteen.

4. Beethoven Sonata in C major, op. 102, no. 1. Andante Allegro vivace.
Daisy Gathorne-Hardy, vcl; Carole Presland, pno.

Vibrato mustnt be a habit. Its a servant of every nuance of feeling there is. The opening of Beethovens Sonata in C major provides a perfect place to investigate the finest nuances of different vibratos in order to create varied musical effects. He encourages the student to think about voicings, colour colour for its own sake in your own line colour in relation to your partner above all in counterpoint, in voicings that should match him or her or contradict and so on He enjoys vociferously deriding what he terms the one-gear vibrato. Dont tell me its not an illness, he says after complaining that in most concerts one goes to, we hear the same wobble for two hours at a time! Again, the importance of the consideration of the ensemble is paramount in exploring the range of textures.
The student initially looks somewhat bemused as he states, the worst thing that most players have is good rhythm. However, he then goes on to elucidate his point further. Its not just rhythm 1234 in a bar, its the inner impulse of something [Traces curves of body of cello.] This is rhythm; that is logic. Its the inevitability of the curve. That is rhythm, darling. Logic. It is his instinctive appreciation of the underlying proportions and dynamic sense of musical form that is vital. One also wonders whether he was aware of the cyclographs of Percival Hodgson, tracing the bowing arms of string players in 1934, who uses exactly the same phrase, the inevitability of the curve to describe those specific motions3 Pleeths natural appreciation of the physics of both string playing and musical motion in their truest sense come through repeatedly. By Mother Nature, not by anybody!

William Pleeth Review: Rob Lewis - London
Volume 4 Beethoven Sonata in C, Op. 102, No.1

As the Beethoven Sonatas are very much based on the piano playing an equal part in the performance, Pleeth discusses how the phrasing and articulation in the cello part should be based around the figures played by the piano. He particularly refers to the more staccato passages, where, by lifting the bow to re-articulate the notes, the cello can match the piano part in colour and texture.
He also focuses on how it is important to use one finger at a time to play a note so that there is a good quality of sound and the vibrato remains free. This also allows the fingers to be more independent. The example of being able to stretch much more freely and to clean up intonation is instantly applied to the opening passage.
The matter of tempo is explored to find a more tender, leisurely pace to the movement, allowing each note to sing and for each note to receive proper stress.

William Pleeth Master Class Video Volume 5 DVD

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William Pleeth, teacher of the legendary Jaqueline du Pre' and many other internationally-recognized cellists, celebrated his eightieth birthday in 1996. To mark the event, a series of eight, one-hour films were made of his cello master classes at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Snape, England. The filmmakers captured William Pleeth in some of his finest work ever as a master teacher, in the best-known and loved repertoire for the cello: the Elgar Concerto, Beethoven, and Brahms Sonatas, the Hadyn D Major Concerto and the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations.

William Pleeth Books & DVDs: Synopsis/reviews
Reviewer: Helen Neilson, London.

In 1996, Selma Gokcen produced a series of Books & DVDs recordings of William Pleeths masterclasses at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies. This unique series is an important addition to the historical cellistic literature, celebrating the life and work of this highly respected cellist and teacher who influenced the paths of numerous cellists around the globe. He is perhaps most famously known as the teacher of Jacqueline du Pr, but led a life where he helped generations of developing cellists. He also enjoyed an illustrious performing career based in the United Kingdom, following his Leipzig Gewandhaus debut aged fifteen.

5. Haydn, Concerto in D major, Hob VIIb: 2. Allegro moderato.
Sheena Mckenzie, vcl; Peggy Gray, pno.

In Pleeths session on Haydns D major concerto, we get the impression that he may have previously taught this student. Therefore, there appears to be a slightly different balance, with his comments related directly to the music, and less an extended discussion of philosophical points. For anyone studying this piece, his suggestions of various bowings and fingerings would certainly be useful for consideration. At all times, the sense of the figures is paramount in this intricate piece, which he calls the worlds most difficult concerto.
In terms of the approach to the passagework, he encourages the student to get away from the mentality of approaching scales as presented in the study book. Reminding her that scales in the study book have no sentiment, he maintains that many cellists tend practice them wrongly as a result. At many times, he reiterates the importance of knowing the cello backwards. He mentions at various points throughout the series the value of really being secure in the knowledge of where the notes are all across the cello. Also, the importance of release in the left hand is addressed in this volume.
The most vital point, which he talks at great length about in each session, is the problem of string players choosing what he terms convenience fingerings. He at all times encourages them to think first from the music, rather than from a place of what sits comfortably under the hand on a string instrument. It sounds like stirring mud! he exclaims at one point when disenchanted with the choice of colour a certain fingering produces. Pleeths feeling was that we must think first as musicians, regardless of the particular technical challenges of whatever instrument we happen to be playing on. Were supposed to be musicians on that instrument.


William Pleeth Review: Rob Lewis - London
Volume 5 Haydn Concerto in D major

In order to make the opening theme clearer, Pleeth talks about the need to personalise the bowing to allow the music to breathe instead of just following the written notation. He discusses how artists have to think for themselves about what is the best way to let the music speak, whether it is through changing the fingering or the bowing in order to express the character of the music. In one example, where the pupil slides up using a harmonic in the opening theme, another fingering is suggested which allows the shift to be more expressive. The idea of being adaptable to different fingerings is an important one, and William Pleeth discusses how cellists should be able to vary their fingerings without too much thought or practise. In the Haydn he illustrates his point with a D-Major scale run in the opening section. He offers several fingerings, all of which give a different character to the music. He mentions that the pupil has to choose the fingering that makes the passage speak in the best possible way.

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William Pleeth, teacher of the legendary Jaqueline du Pre' and many other internationally-recognized cellists, celebrated his eightieth birthday in 1996. To mark the event, a series of eight, one-hour films were made of his cello master classes at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Snape, England. The filmmakers captured William Pleeth in some of his finest work ever as a master teacher, in the best-known and loved repertoire for the cello: the Elgar Concerto, Beethoven, and Brahms Sonatas, the Hadyn D Major Concerto and the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations.

William Pleeth Books & DVDs: Synopsis/reviews
Reviewer: Helen Neilson, London.

In 1996, Selma Gokcen produced a series of Books & DVDs recordings of William Pleeths masterclasses at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies. This unique series is an important addition to the historical cellistic literature, celebrating the life and work of this highly respected cellist and teacher who influenced the paths of numerous cellists around the globe. He is perhaps most famously known as the teacher of Jacqueline du Pr, but led a life where he helped generations of developing cellists. He also enjoyed an illustrious performing career based in the United Kingdom, following his Leipzig Gewandhaus debut aged fifteen.

6. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33.
Kari Jane Docter, vcl; Peggy Gray, pno.

Dont watch em, darling. Youve seen them before! Anyone used to working with young and developing cellists must be aware of the danger of cellists often wanting to look at their fingers of their left hands, as if this is somehow going to give them some useful information. Of course, as there are no frets or such like on a cello, this is really not a useful means of gaining feedback, and in any case only tends to mess up fundamental posture, interfering with the primary control, and overall sense of balance in the body. His simple advice to the student was to practice in a dark room!
In Tchaikovskys Rococo Variations, he pounces upon the first variation as a place where he feels that the student has clearly spent a significant amount of time working with slow practice prior to performance. However, he feels that this comes across in a negative way in performance. Its got a practice element to it he states. He then goes on to discuss the importance of the way in which slow practice is implemented. The slow practice shouldnt be made ugly. It should be a slow version of what its going to be.
The short interview at the end of this volume is particularly interesting. Jacqueline du Pr had mentioned that an understanding of a sense of architecture was probably the most important thing she had learned from him. The importance of each section sitting within the context of the bigger framework, having a sense of the whole, and knowing where one is going within that are considered vital. But at all times, the spirit must be the foundation.


William Pleeth Review: Rob Lewis - London
Volume 6 Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Op. 33

Pleeth makes it clear that the theme needs to breathe in order to maintain the elegance of the Rococo style. He talks about a little space in between the short phrases so as not to rush them. The overall effect is that the theme is given more poise and the musical ideas come across to the listener with more clarity.
One of the most important things mentioned out of all of the volumes is the idea of practising the slow passages with as much sentiment as they would have when they are speeded up, so that the musical ideas are part of the process of mastering the required techniques. This is particularly relevant to the first variation in the Tchaikovsky, where the staccato triplets must have life in them, especially in the left hand.

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William Pleeth, teacher of the legendary Jaqueline du Pre' and many other internationally-recognized cellists, celebrated his eightieth birthday in 1996. To mark the event, a series of eight, one-hour films were made of his cello master classes at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Snape, England. The filmmakers captured William Pleeth in some of his finest work ever as a master teacher, in the best-known and loved repertoire for the cello: the Elgar Concerto, Beethoven, and Brahms Sonatas, the Hadyn D Major Concerto and the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations.

William Pleeth Books & DVDs: Synopsis/reviews
Reviewer: Helen Neilson, London.

7. Beethoven: Sonata in A major, op. 69. Allegro ma non tanto.
Kate Bennett, vcl; Frances Angell, pno.

Kate Bennett makes a rich, luscious sound quality in the famous solo cello opening of this Sonata. He immediately praises her for her choice of fingering when she crosses to the D string for the second note, rather than sliding up the G string as so many cellists often tend to do. At all times, he reiterates how both fingerings and bowings must be chosen to elucidate the musical form. He suggests working on a passage in separate bows first in order to search for ultimate truth. Bowing, he says, has everything to do with phrasing, with form.
When Beethoven wrote this cello sonata, the cello was only just emerging as a prominent voice in relation to the piano. The partnership is all in the performance of such a piece. He does work on ensemble issues much of the time, encouraging the cellist to know whether or not to be prominent in relation to the piano; asking her to take her cue for articulation at times from the piano; and simply being able to give the impression of imitating the piano in the dialogue of this duo Sonata. He again encourages the idea of thinking orchestrally in choosing appropriate colours and articulation to bring different ideas to life.
An attribute which he often demanded his students to find was Courage! There is this passage saying to you, Be careful. Im difficult!, he says. But he encourages the student to aim for a feeling of spirit over one of care. Selma Gokcen, producer of this series, expanded beautifully upon this very point in the speech she gave at Pleeths memorial service: The concern about getting something right on the instrument can breed the wrong sort of effort. Worry about what might happen overtakes the moment, and takes the life out of the moment. William was fond of pointing out how we are our own worst enemy, both at the instrument and in life. Our need for security splits our creativity in two. He would say,Take the leap, go wrong, but live. Then one can learn what is required.


William Pleeth Review: Rob Lewis - London
Volume 7 Beethoven Sonata in A, Op. 69

Textures of sound are explored within this sonata. Pleeth describes the process of choosing bowings and fingerings in order to develop the musical form. This is clear when he demonstrates by following the shape of the music with the bow changes; the music is uninterrupted and each subject becomes more identifiable and clear. This idea is also applied to fingering. Where one of the passages is repeated, the second time he suggests using the open A, and consequently the music grows in intensity and contrast, taking it to a higher plane. He also discusses the importance of the articulation in the second subject, where, by not joining the notes together, the minor section has more dramatic impact. This space in between the notes builds the intensity within the music, conveying Beethovens intent more powerfully.

William Pleeth Master Class Video Volume 8 DVD

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William Pleeth, teacher of the legendary Jaqueline du Pre' and many other internationally-recognized cellists, celebrated his eightieth birthday in 1996. To mark the event, a series of eight, one-hour films were made of his cello master classes at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Snape, England. The filmmakers captured William Pleeth in some of his finest work ever as a master teacher, in the best-known and loved repertoire for the cello: the Elgar Concerto, Beethoven, and Brahms Sonatas, the Hadyn D Major Concerto and the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations.

William Pleeth Books & DVDs: Synopsis/reviews
Reviewer: Helen Neilson, London.

8. Dvorak: Concerto in B minor, op. 104. Allegro.
Veronica Freeman, vcl; Carole Presland, pno.

Dont restrict yourself, darling. Just be wonderfully rhythmic! Insistence upon absolute rhythm is something which Pleeth comes back to in this volume. Evident throughout is his feeling that respect for the form must be the first thing. He articulates his view that individuality will occur in any case, as each performer has their own temperament, and that to feel that one needs to interfere with the musical form in order to be individual is in a sense immoral or arrogant. They should start with a sense of obedience, before they then marry themselves with that individuality, he says in the closing interview.
Again, a favourite topic of discussion is the choice of fingerings for the left hand. In this volume, there is more detailed discussion behind various rationales informing these preferences. He encourages the student to find more vocally inspired fingerings not Sevcik! Also, the importance of selecting fingerings to reduce friction in the left hand, therefore making it easier to move around is broached. The issue of releasing all other fingers other than the one in use in vibrato is reiterated on various occasions in this volume; another subject which is an ongoing theme throughout the series.
He maintains that one must always be smelling out the physics to do this or that. He does also talk more generally about the vital importance of considering not only the physics of the instrument which he expresses as a system of springs (he bounces the bow on the strings to demonstrate part of this point) - but also of giving consideration to the elementary physics between the instrument and the player.
Pleeths overriding musical guidance for young musicians is articulated beautifully in the final interview. They have to reflect and let the composer guide them. Not the other way. In this simple statement, so many of the themes which have recurred throughout this snapshot window of his teaching are encompassed: the music as the leader; respect for form; receptivity of the performer; and an ability to be with the music, not to impose something else upon it.


William Pleeth Review: Rob Lewis - London
Volume 8 Dvorak Concerto in B minor

Lots of attention is paid to the opening of the Dvorak to make it as dramatic as possible. Pleeth emphasises how important it is for the rhythm to be played correctly and talks about a mistake that is actually printed in the present score, compared to earlier editions.
In relation to the ascending trills at the beginning of the Dvorak, he demonstrates how necessary it is to look at the longer phrase the trills create rather than each one as a single entity. Once the pupil plays the passage without trilling, it is clear what he means.
Every note should speak, regardless of what fingering or bowing is used. Through articulation within the phrases, the cellist begins to have more control of her sound and the music begins to speak for itself.

Sharpening Pocket Reference Book

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Ricci on Glissando

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Nathan Milstein In Portrait DVD

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This is a film in two parts with one of the finest performing musicians of the 20th century, an artist whose career spanned 73 years and who won the admiration and respect of virtually every international musician of his time and the genuine affection of most of them. Why master of invention? Because Nathan Mironovich Milstein's ability to invent new ways of doing things on the violin constantly impressed musicians, critics and the public alike throughout his career. At the age of eleven Nathan Milstein astonished Leopold Auer and Jascha Heifetz at his first appearance in Auer's class in St. Petersburg; it prompted Auer to ask his pupils, "Well, how do you like that Black Sea technique?" and the rumour went out that Auer was so stunned that he had fainted. Not a bad start for an eleven year old performer. Less than a year later, he surprised Alexander Glazounov by inventing changes to Glazounov's violin concerto at a rehearsal with the composer himself conducting. Milstein recounts that Glazounov, peering over his moon glasses, enquired, "Don't you like what I did?" The young violinist instantly modified his playing to accord with the score, but after the rehearsal Glazounov generously invited him to play it his own way at the forthcoming concert. This Books & DVDs contains both parts of our portrait film, NATHAN MILSTEIN: MASTER OF INVENTION plus the whole of the Kreutzer Sonata with Georges Pludemacher at the piano and the whole of the Bach Chaconne. Both of the latter works were filmed during Nathan Milstein's last public recital in the Berwaldhallen in Stockholm on the 17th of July 1986 when Nathan Milstein was 82 years old and still playing as the grandest of Grand Masters. Written and directed by Christopher Nupen.

Rosindust by Cornelia Watkins

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String Clinics To Go Teaching Intermediate Skills DVD

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Almost as if you are sitting in the classroom of a master teacher! Watch over 50 strategies for the teaching of these crucial skills in the string classroom, taught by experienced, successful teachers. Shows best practices for instruction in string class settings. Covers: Tried and true ways to teach vibrato, Introducing shifting and higher positions, Introducing chromatic alterations, and How to set up the left hand. Introduces the prerequisites for each skill, as well as how to introduce and develop the skills. Explanations and instructions for the teacher are embedded in the live teaching sequences. Includes printable resources in PDF format.

Accolay Concerto in A Minor with Roy Sonne DVD

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Heart Of Chamber Music DVD

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Heart & Virtuosity Premio Paganini DVD

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A journey in the fascinating world of a famous international violin competition, where heart and technique are needed to succeed. Follow the participants step by step till the exciting final stage. Hear the advice given to the young musicians by world-renowned violinists such as Gyorgy Pauk and Massimo Quarta, who won the competition in the past and are now members of the jury. Color, 105 min.

David Oistrakh Schubert Beethoven Sonatas DVD

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David Oistrakh
Schubert & Beethoven Sonatas

1965 live recording featuring Schubert - Sonata in A Major, D. 574/Op. 162; Beethoven Sonata No. 7 in c minor, Op. 20, No. 2 plus works by Debussy, Brahms and Vivaldi.

Zakhar Bron Master Class Beethoven Romance Opus 40 DVD

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Cirone-Pocket Dictionary of Foreign Musical Terms

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Beyond Talent by Angela Myles Beeching

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Bernstein, Leonard - The Infinite Variety of Music Book. Published by Amadeus Press.

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THE INFINITE VARIETY OF MUSIC
Series: Amadeus
Publisher: Amadeus Press
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Author: Leonard Bernstein

With style, wit, and expertise, Leonard Bernstein shares his love and appreciation for music in all its varied forms in The Infinite Variety of Music, illuminating the deep pleasure and sometimes subtle beauty it offers. He begins with an imaginary conversation with George Washington entitled The Muzak Muse, in which he argues the values of actively listening to music by learning how to read notes, as opposed to simply hearing music in a concert hall. The book also features the reproduction of five television scripts from Bernstein on the influence of jazz, the timeless appeal of Mozart, musical romanticism, and the complexities of rhythmic innovation. Also included are Bernstein's analyses of symphonies by Dvork, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, and Brahms, a rare reproduction of a 1957 lecture on the nature of composing, and a report on the musical scene written for the New York Times after his sabbatical leave from directorship of the New York Philharmonic during the 1964-65 season.

Roos, Anne - The Musician's Guide to Brides Book: How to Make Money Playing Weddings - Hal Leonard

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Professional harpist Anne Roos draws upon her years of experience working with wedding planners and brides to guide the reader every step of the way to becoming a successful wedding musician. Readers will also get insider advice from internationally recognized wedding planning professionals, comprehensive worksheets, and checklists that provide all they need to know to plan their business and performances, and even sheet music arrangements of traditional wedding music. This is a must-have book for musicians and bands who want to keep their calendar full with high-paying wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Indirect Procedures by Pedro De Alcantara

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Yehudi Menuhin in Concert Magic DVD

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Yehudi Menuhin
"Concert Magic"

The original 1947 performance, plus bonus conversation with Yehudi Menuhin. Includes works by Bach, Beethoven, Locatelli, Paganini, Schubert and Wieniawski.

From Sight to Sound

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Gerou / Lusk - Essentials of Music Notation: A Practical Dictionary - Alfred Music Publishing

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Have you ever wanted to write your own music, but weren't sure where to start? Alfred's Essentials of Orchestration is a helpful reference tool for any would-be composer or arranger! Learn the tricks to writing for over 150 instruments: this book includes vital information like sounding ranges, tonal colors specific to each instrument, tips on transposition, and more. Arranged in a practical dictionary format, it is a great quick-guide resource for all musicians, amateur to professional.

Written by Dave Black and Tom Gerou. Published by Alfred Music Publishing.

Black / Gerou - Essentials of Orchestration: A Practical Dictionary - Alfred Music Publishing

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Have you ever wanted to write your own music, but weren't sure where to start? Alfred's Essentials of Music Notation is a helpful reference tool for any would-be composer or arranger! Learn the tricks to communicating effectively in the musical "language": this book includes vital information on proper note formatting, when to use certain types of ornaments, correct slur and note-stem direction, and more. Arranged in a practical dictionary format, it is a great quick-guide resource for all musicians, amateur to professional.

Written by Tom Gerou and Linda Lusk. Published by Alfred Music Publishing.

The New Elson's Pocket Music Dictionary - by Louis C. Elson - edited by Matthew Herman - Theodore Presser Publication

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A revised and expanded version of Louis Elson's 1909 publication, The New Elson's Pocket Music Dictionary includes definitions and pronunciation guides for over 4,000 musical terms, over 650 composers, and the elements of music notation.

This 2009 version is edited by Matthew Herman. 202 pp. Approximately 4" x 6". Published by the Theodore Presser Company.


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El Sistema - Music To Change Life DVD

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This DVD is in Spanish language, with Englishsubtitles.

This great new documentary from award-winning director Paul Smaczny vividly demonstrates the power of music. It is the story of the ages: how one person, with one powerful idea and the drive to make his idea real, has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands. And it is a story that will inspire you to make a difference in the world . . . or in the world of one child
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El Sistema' is a network of childrens and youth orchestras, music centers and workshops in Venezuela, in which more than 250,000 children and young people are currently learning to play an instrument.It was set up over thirty years ago by José Antonio Abreu, who was driven by the Utopian vision of a better future. In the dangerous and poverty-stricken shanty towns of Caracas, Abreu lifts children out of poverty through music, changing both people and structures. The story, which has all the makings of a fairytale, is the extraordinary account of a vision that has become reality. The film �El Sistema' shows how Abreu's astonishing ideas have led the way out of the vicious circle of poverty - and how the power of music has been able to change the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people. The film shows the gripping way �El Sistema' functions on a daily basis in a typical nucléo: the �La Rinconada' nucléo is located adjoining the barrio of the same name. The area around the nucléo is considered as one of the most dangerous and poorest areas in Caracas. Up to 300 children find their daily destination here. In the film, three selected young people from the nucléo are accompanied through their daily lives for a whole year. The kids come from different backgrounds, family circumstances and stages of personal development. There are correspondingly few overlaps in their biographies � up until the day when they become part of the �system' and are confronted by their own instruments, as well as the love, persistence and patience of their teachers. One of Jose Antonio Abreu's key goals is to broaden young people's horizons and encourage them to organize their own lives in a meaningful, responsible way. The film documents the personal development of the children and teenagers, few of whom will be crowned by a successful musical career. This is, however, not what the system aspires to.The film explores the central question: what can the system accomplish by connecting young people with classical music, and to what extent can it change their lives?

Full Circle: A Dream Denied, A Vision Fulfilled - by Theodore Jerome Cohen

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Solly's dream is for his son Teddy to one day become a concert violinist. Eventually he comes to understand and to endure the heartbreak of knowing that the dream never will be realized. As Solly watches, life takes Teddy from gifted violin student to adult engineer and scientist, leaving no time for the career in music Solly so dearly wants his son to pursue. In the end, there emerges the essence of redemption as Teddy returns to the violin late in life and fulfills his and his father's vision. The story, which is a work of fiction based on real events, will fascinate readers from ages ten to one hundred who are interested in radio, communications, and music and in how it was to grow up in a family whose members trace their heritage to that great wave of immigrants that crashed onto America's shores in the mid- to late 1800s.

Published by AuthorHouse Publishing Company.

Theodore J. Cohen, PhD, holds three degrees in the physical sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been an engineer and scientist for more than forty years. He received his first amateur radio license in 1952 and is better known in the ham community by his call sign, N4XX, than by his name. He has published more than 350 papers, articles, columns, essays, and interviews in the technical, scientific, ham radio, and popular literature, and he is a co-author of The NEW Shortwave Propagation Handbook (from CQ Communications). As a youth, Dr. Cohen studied the piano for eleven years and the violin for nine. He was the concertmaster of his high school's orchestra. In 1956, the last time he played violin for many years, he was named co-first-chair of the Milwaukee All-City Senior Orchestra. After a fifty-year hiatus, Dr. Cohen returned to the instrument in 2006. In mid-2007, he was accepted as a member of the Bryn Athyn Orchestra, which was formed in 1926 and is based at Bryn Athyn College, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. At BAO concerts, Dr. Cohen plays a Jonathan Cooper copy from Guadagnini's Tourin period (late Eighteenth Century) with a Manoel Francisco bow. He combines his love of music and electronics by experimenting with his Zeta "Jean-Luc Ponty Signature" electric violin and J.G. Bottoni bow.

Music Writing Book - Manuscript Paper - Edition Peters

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This book of manuscript paper contains 48 pages, with 12 staves per page and standard binding. Ideal for teachers, students, and budding composers.

Published by Edition Peters.


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YouTube in Music Education by Rudolph & Frankel

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Shows instructors how to use the power and excitement of YouTube to engage students and accelerate their learning. Explains the basics of how to set up and use YouTube, and then quickly branches out to creating tutorials, group and individual performances, and sharing and evaluating content with students. Includes over 100 strategies for integrating YouTube into your music curriculum. 242 pages, paperback.

Gergor Piatigorsky: The Life and Career of the Virtuoso Cellist - by Terry King

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Terry King was a student of Gregor Piatigorsky. This exhaustively researched book relies on King's own experiences, family records and Piatigorsky's autobiography, Cellist, to tell the story of his life in its full richness.Having to help provide for his family from the age of 8 and then thrown out of his home into a bitter Moscow winter at age 12, cellist Gregor Piatigorsky's career began as that of an archetypal struggling artist. He scraped up lessons as he could, and using secondhand and borrowed instruments earned a meager living.The October Revolution brought changes to all, and Piatogorsky was eventually forced to escape to Warsaw. He enjoyed an initial success with the Warsaw Philharmonic, but after having to relocate to Berlin a few months later, he again struggled in poverty. In time, his skill and mastery of the cello allowed him to emerge as solo cellist with the Berlin Philharmonic. He settled in the United States during World II, where he continued a brilliant career that cemented his place as one of the twentieth century's greatest musicians. A series of 30 reminisces from well known players and students, along with Piatigorsky's comments on techniques and some of his other interests, wraps up this monumental work, ending it with a personal touch. 358 pages, paperbackWhat a great service you have done to the cello world! It is fascinating to read and learn so much of his pre-America life, too! It is great!� - cellist Lynn Harrell�Gregor Piatigorsky was one of the most fascinating and charismatic people I have ever encountered. His story, by turns tragic and exhilarating, is unique. It is wonderful that Terry King has now chronicled the personal and musical life of this amazing personality.� - cellist Steven Isserlis�I was amazed. It was like reading about my father for the first time.�- Dr. Joram Piatigorsky�Terry King as given all of us a great gift�a very personal and loving look into the life of one of the greatest artists and most colorful personalities in music history.�- William Preucil, Concertmaster, Cleveland Orchestra�I am so happy that Terry King has written this informative and often touching account of my husband's life as a cellist and great artist. He has beautifully and painstakingly given us all a treasured gift with this work. I admire the effort he has made to write this book and am deeply grateful for the contribution it makes to our family and music lovers throughout the world.�- Jacqueline Piatigorsky�Wow, it is the best of this genre that I have seen! I am continually both moved and fascinated�� - cellist Paul Katz�At last we have a book that does some justice to Gregor Piatigorsky.� Strad, Dec 2010"This is what we have long been waiting for: a book that finally puts the Great Piatigorsky in historical context. Terry King's amazing research and scholarship enlivens the subject and enlightens his readers; a superb achievement deserving of the deepest bows. - cellist Nathaniel Rosen�In Terry King, Piatigorsky's protégé and friend, Piatigorsky finds the perfect champion. The book is indispensable reading for cellists, string players, and all music lovers.� - Strings, May 2011��an amazing book�would be number one on New York Times Reading List About Cellists.� - Huffington Post, Dec 2010��thoroughly researched biography�tremendous work of scholarship is rich in history�� - Polish Music Newsletter, April 2011

Building Blocks of Violin Virtuosity Volume 1: Primacy of Posture - by Valerie Bobbett Gardner

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The first volume of Valerie Bobbett Gardners' series The Building Blocks of Violin Virutosity covers the critical importance of posture, and the components of it.

"Why do fine violinists look 'snooty' when they perform?"

Well... perhaps because they are, but certainly because they've discovered the posture which enables them to play freely and without tension. You can, too, with the aid of this foundational Books & DVDs in the series Building Blocks of Violin Virtuosity!

No matter how talented, driven, or advanced the student, poor posture and/or set-up always slows down progress and limits possibilities. I marvel at what so many have attained working against the odds and can only respond as I often have through the years, "Wow! If she is able to play like this with these handicaps, I can't imagine how much better and easier she could play with the right set-up and posture!" - Valerie Bobbett Gardner

Learn about the sizing and fitting of instruments, positioning of your instrument, selection of your chin rest, and selection of your shoulder rest. Ms. Gardner then combines all of this and covers the essentials of correct posture.

�I enthusiastically recommend Valerie Gardner's excellent Books & DVDss. Essential technical skills are clearly explained and demonstrated by Mrs. Gardner and her students.� - Michael Avsharian, Shar Executive Vice President

Building Blocks of Violin Virtuosity Volume 2: Bowing Basics (Insights of Jascha Brodsky) - by Valerie Bobbett Gardner

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The second volume of Valerie Bobbett Gardners' series The Building Blocks of Violin Virutosity covers bowing basics and how you can learn from the masters.

"Have you ever marveled at the enchanting and crystal-clear tone produced by Hillary Hahn and David Oistrakh? Find out how you can emulate these masters in this easy-to-follow, interactive Books & DVDs.

I wonder sometimes, "Is there anything more pleasurable than the beauty, brilliance and endless variety which results from the perfectly natural bow hold and its function?" All it takes to forever limit ones possibilities is simply the wrong bow hold. Through this, the wrist is forced to bend in the "wrong" direction, and pushing with the index finger replaces the natural weight of the arm. The sound is compromised, joints tend to lock, and seamless bow changes and smooth string crossings become almost impossible.
- Valerie Bobbett Gardner

This Books & DVDs, Before and After Brodsky, covers Bow Hold Observations, Steps to a Natural Bow Hold, Bow Manipulation Exercises. Thumb Position and Bow Hand Position, Bow Hand Support, Position and Function of Right Wrist, Bow Direction, Height of Right Arm, Upper-half Bows, Lower-half Bows: Placement and Stopped Bows, Stopped and Semi-Stopped Whole Bows, Bow Changes, Bow Changes at Frog, Bow Changes at Tip, and How to Practice Bow Changes.

�I enthusiastically recommend Valerie Gardner's excellent Books & DVDss. Essential technical skills are clearly explained and demonstrated by Mrs. Gardner and her students.� - Michael Avsharian, Shar Executive Vice President

Building Blocks of Violin Virtuosity Volume 3: Functional Fingers (Insights of Jascha Brodsky) - by Valerie Bobbett Gardner

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The third volume of Valerie Bobbett Gardners' series The Building Blocks of Violin Virtuosity covers left hand techniques based on her many years of experience working with hands of all shapes and sizes.

�Find out how your left hand can execute passages with speed, accuracy, and the dazzling virtuosity taught to her by Jascha Brodsky.

I believe that position affects function. Jascha Brodsky obviously agreed with the truism as he wisely repositioned my left arm, hand, and fingers before I was allowed to move ahead. Even though I can only believe that I must have had an outstanding left hand in order to have been granted a scholarship at Curtis, repertoire which before had been impossible for me became easy. Without the proper positioning of the left hand, articulation of the fingers is unlikely, intonation is inconsistent, tension seems unavoidable, and discouragement and fear often overtake those who try the hardest to excel.�
- Valerie Bobbett Gardner

You will gain comprehensive insight into left hand techniques through this Books & DVDs. Topis covered include: Finger Action of Left Hand, Position of Left Hand, Height of Left Hand, Additional Exercises for Correct Left Hand, Playing with Functional Fingers, Five Exercises to Develop Functional Fingers and Exercises for Overcoming Left-hand Tension.

� I enthusiastically recommend Valerie Gardner's excellent Books & DVDss. Essential technical skills are clearly explained and demonstrated by Mrs. Gardner and her students.� - Michael Avsharian, Shar Executive Vice President

Building Blocks of Violin Virtuosity Volume 4: Advanced Bowings (Insights of Jascha Brodsky) - by Valerie Bobbett Gardner

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The fourth volume of Valerie Bobbett Gardners' series The Building Blocks of Violin Virtuosity covers advanced bowing techniques with through instructions on each advanced bow stroke along with fun to watch demonstrations.

�Dance of the Gobblins and Hora Staccato can seem daunting, but not after learning the material taught on this Books & DVDs!� - Valerie Bobbett Gardner

Includes demonstrations of 40 variations for an extensive coverage of advanced techniques that you can learn.

� I enthusiastically recommend Valerie Gardner's excellent Books & DVDss. Essential technical skills are clearly explained and demonstrated by Mrs. Gardner and her students.� - Michael Avsharian, Shar Executive Vice President

Recollections of a Peripatetic Pedagogue by John Kendall

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Suzuki pioneer John Kendall's recollections of events in his life and career. 130 page softcover book with over 50 photographs.

�The appropriateness of 'peripatetic pedagogue' to describe my career can best be understood by glancing at the maps in the endpapers of this book, where my travels, both national and international, are recorded. Indeed, a colleague once called me 'the Marco Polo of the Suzuki Method'. Another thought 'Johnny Appleseed of the Suzuki movement' might be appropriate. Fortunately, no one has yet designated me 'the Genghis Khan of the violin world', although the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun once described me as a member of the 'American Strange Teachers Association' � John Kendall

The Art of Cello Teaching by Gordon Epperson

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Professor Epperson's tried and true concepts and principles can be effectively applied to string pedagogy and to private studio instruction in general.

String Teaching In America ed Jane Linn Aten

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If you are new to teaching strings in an urban setting, you can't do without this book. Teacher and ASTA member Jane Linn Aten has written a valuable guide in a conversational way, with teachers sharing their experiences with parents, students and administrators.

A Violinist's Guide For Exquisite Intonation

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Noted ASTA educator Berry Ross' 62 page guide is dedicated solely to intonation, focusing on the myriad aspects of playing in tune and deconstructing the components of technique. Using a step-by-step method, Ross addresses the topic on multiple levels, including sympathetic vibrations, melodic intonation and combination tones.

The Violin Guide by Stefan Krayk

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This 44 page guide covers all points that teachers face regularly: positioning, left hand and right hand techniques, acoustics and tonal problems. More importantly, a flexible approach to these issues assures that the young artist is able to develop a personal style of playing.

The Bach Chaconne ed Jon F Eiche

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A definitive and scholarly work for anyone who wishes to master this monumental work, arguably the greatest in the violin literature. Among topics covered by Jon Elche are history, analysis and interpretation. Included are views on interpretation by Carl Flesch and Joseph Szigeti. 156 pages.

Hayes- The School Symphony Orchestra Experience

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Have you wanted to add a symphony orchestra to your string program but didn't know how to begin? Noted authority (Essential Elements) and ASTA member Pamela Tellejohn Hayes has created this useful, 45 page guide.

Verch, April - Originals By April Verch - Violin - April Verch Music

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Crosmer-40 Crosmer-Popper Duets

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Building Violin Skills by Edmund Sprunger

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Edmund Sprunger's thorough guide is designed to help parents and children construct positive practices. The book is intended to supplement instruction from a qualified violinist. Illustrated. (287 pp. paperback)

Violin Notes: A Playing Journal with Tips & Tricks to Keep the Violin Fun by Eleanore Hamilton

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After finding herself in a practice funk, 12 year-old violinist Eleanore Hamilton chose to write this inspirational book designed to bring kids closer to their instrument by way of playfulness in practice. By working calendar-style journal illustrated by the author, Violin Notes turns ?practicing? into ?playing? by encouraging kids to track their playing (ups and downs), write notes to teachers, and ultimately engage in their playing by way of reflection. The book empowers children to build their own relationship with their instrument through laughter and levity through 52 tips and tricks, many of which have been contributed by professional conductors, professional violinists and other musicians.Listen to Eleanore talk about Violin Notes here: 
http://ia600305.us.archive.org/23/items/Insight-121127/Insight-121127c.mp3

Testimonials "This is a truly wonderful book, full of spirit and youthful wisdom ? any violinist is likely to find great value in reading it. The fifty-two ideas and games that Eleanore suggests here can lead us towards a more playful, attentive, and joyous path in our practicing ? and that is the most natural way to go with music. Thank you, Eleanore and all, for this wonderful gift!"-Jeremy KittelViolinist, Improviser, Fiddler, Composer "Eleanore Hamilton's Violin Notes is a marvel of creative problem-solving. Ms. Hamilton identifies unusual and helpful suggestions for working steadily toward those seemingly insurmountable goals ? one day, hour, or minute at a time. The ability to make work fun helps not only the young musician practicing independently, but also the teacher looking to inspire students with innovative techniques, and the professional seeking to motivate colleagues or teammates to work well together? Above all, this is a book about play, and how to reinvent the often arduous process of practicing by eliciting joy and laughter, offering inspirational quotes by accomplished musicians, and bringing the black lines, dots and squiggles off the white page and into the technicolor realm of audible music.
In presenting her own suggestions in conjunction with those from various contributors, Eleanore has illuminated a curious, fun-loving, light-hearted mind and revealed novel ideas for feeding and growing the appetite of a hungry young musician. Enjoy this outstanding piece of work!"
-Ann KrinitskyDirector, San Domenico School Virtuoso ProgramDirector, Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra "WOW. Incredible. Great. What a great idea to help kids form a real connection, a relationship, to their instrument and to its sound. It is possible to have a good relationship when the instrument is not a 'must' but 'fun.' For me, this building of a relationship, starting very early, is the most important thing in Eleanore's book. It is very thoughtful, creative and practical. Awesome!"-Elisabeth FuchsArtistic Director & Chief Conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of SalzburgArtistic director of the Salzburg Cultural Association "Eleanore Hamilton's Violin Notes is a wonderful tool for kids who find practicing the violin to be a chore. There are lots of fun, playful games to try and the illustrations will make anyone laugh. Eleanore's creative mind and playful approach to the daunting task of learning an instrument is genuinely inspiring. I wish I had had this book when I was a young violinist. I would have practiced more often!"-Laura Jackson, Director and Conductor, Reno Philharmonic Orchestra "I am happy to recommend this book to all of our students!"-Rob DeNunzioDirector of Music Conservatory and Music ProgramsSan Domenico School "I wish I had Violin Notes as a child learning to play the violin. In Violin Notes, Eleanore Hamilton strategically pulls ideas from her own experiences to create a guide to making practicing the violin fun! She has also gathered ideas from her teachers, family members, friends and fellow musicians, putting them collectively into one resource for the benefit of all children learning to play the violin. All of the tips in this book are fantastic! The writing and illustrations also make this book easy to read and exciting to use. I will definitely recommend this book to all of my young students learning to play the violin to keep them excited about practicing!"-Jenni Charles, Fiddler, Dead Winter Carpenters "Violin Notes is a creative book that is both wise and funny. It helps improvement in small, steady, fun increments and will help you to become one with music and your instrument. Anyone will benefit from reading it!!!!"-Bella Betts, 12, Musician "In Violin Notes, Eleanore gives students and teachers of music a wealth of ideas for not only young musicians, but for anyone involved in music. The suggestions are easy to read and contain suggestions that are imaginative, inspiring, and thought-provoking. This book is a must for teachers and students alike with so many concepts and ideas that work with students of any age and ability."-Jim MazzaferroArtistic DirectorCamp DirectorCazadero Music Camp "I bought 10!"Benjamin Zander, Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic

Mi Primer Libro Teoria Vol 1 by Lynette Cartagena

Item# H345P

$29.99

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Finally, a Spanish-language book that teaches the fundamentals of beginning music theory, in a handy, workbook form. Lavishly illustrated with appealing pictures, which further reinforce a child's learning. Perfect for students and parents whose first language is Spanish.(104 pages, paperback).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lynnette M. Cartagena is the director of �Kids and Musik,' a school founded by her and her two sisters, Cynthia and Rosaly Cartagena. �Kids and Musik' is the top music center in Puerto Rico specializing in teaching the Suzuki Method and Kindermusik. Lynnette began piano and violin studies at the age of 9 and today is part of the first violin section of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Puerto Rico. A graduate from the University of Puerto Rico and the Conservatorio de Musica, she is dedicated to music education and presents My First Book of Theory and Solfeggio as part of a musical education series intended for children. With fun exercises, coloring sections, word searches, full color pages and more, the student will enjoy learning about theory and solfeggio from beginning to end.

INTRODUCCION

Cada día disfruto más la experiencia de trabajar con niños en la enseñanza de la música. La alegría de ver a un estudiante entender y apreciar todo lo que la música le regala es de gran satisfacción para mi.Mi primer libro de teoría y solfeo, volumen 1, está diseñado especialmente para niños a partir de los 4 anos. Acompañado de dibujos, ejercicios y práctica, estudiante aprenderá los términos básicos de la teoría y el solfeo hasta temas avanzados que necesitan conocer para su desarrollo musical. El volumen1 es parte de una serie de material educativo con ejercicios divertidos, secciones de colorear, sopa de letras, matemática musical, compositor del día, láminas a color y otros donde se disfruta el aprendizaje musical de principio a fin. Invito a los padres a realizar, estudiar y trabajar en las tareas asignados ya que son ustedes los más importantes maestros en el crecimiento de nuestros estudiantes. Los niños imitan nuestra conducta y es hermoso ver el entusiasmo de un niño que comparte con sus padres el conocimiento que va adquiriendo gracias a Mi primer libro de teoría y solfeo.En la sección final del libro se encuentra la lección Vamos a cantar. En ella se presentan ejercicios de entonación básicos que pueden intercalarse a lo largo del libro según lo desee el profesor.Espero disfruten Mi primer libro de teoría y solfeo al igual que yo. ¡Bienvenidos a esta aventura musical que acaba de comenzar!
- Lynnette Cartagena

INTRODUCTION
Each day I enjoy more the experience of working with children in music education. The happiness when seeing a student understanding and appreciating all that music brings is very fulfilling.My First Theory and Solfege Book, Vol. 1 is designed especially for children 4 years old and over. With pictures, exercises and practice, the student will learn the basics of theory and solfege through the more advanced themes that they need to know for their musical development. Volume 1 is part of a series of education material with fun exercises, sections to color, word searches, musical math, composer of the day, color pages, and more, where they can enjoy learning about music from beginning to end.I also invite parents to understand, study and work on the assigned assignments, for you are already the most important teachers for our students' growth. Children imitate our behavior, and it is beautiful to see them sharing with their parents the learning experiences from My First Book of Theory and Solfege.In the final section of the book, you will find the section �Let's Sing.� There, I present basic intonation exercises that you can intersperse throughout the book at the teacher's discretion. I hope you enjoy My First Book of Theory and Solfege as much as I do. Welcome to this musical adventure that is about to begin!
- Lynette Cartagena

Nurtured by Love by S. Suzuki - Original and Revised Translations

Item# H2PX

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The Original Translation of Dr. Suzuki's Classic Treatise on Talent Education
A case for early childhood education and the high potential of every human being, not just the seemingly gifted. Describes the discovery of Suzuki's philosophy and principles of his Method. (121 pp, paperback)

Dr. Suzuki presents his insights and makes the case that all humans have high potential, not just the seemingly gifted. From this insight came the development of the Suzuki Method for early childhood education. This book describes the discovery of Suzuki's philosophy and the principles of his Method. Translated by Waltraud Suzuki, published 1983, 107 pp, paperback.

Which should I choose � the original or revised translation?
The revised translation by Kyoko and Lili Selden adds a table of contents as well as a different viewpoint.

Compare the first paragraph for yourself:

Original translation (H2P)
:
All Japanese children speak Japanese
Oh � why, Japanese children can all speak Japanese! The thought suddenly struck me with amazement. In fact, all children throughout the world speak their native tongues with the utmost fluency. Any and every Japanese child � all speak Japanese without difficulty. Does that not show a startling talent? How, by what means, does this come about? I had to control an impulse to shout my joy over this discovery.

Revised translation (H2PN)
:
Children Throughout Japan Speak Japanese 
�Ohh! Children everywhere in Japan are speaking Japanese!�I leaped up in astonishment. Each and every child speaks Japanese freely, and they do so without any difficulty whatsoever. Isn't this a marvelous ability? Why is this? How has this come to pass? I could barely suppress my impulse to run into the streets, shouting.

Wulfhorst, Martin - The Orchestral Violinist's Companion - Volumes 1 & 2 - Bärenreiter

Item# H229

$82.60

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While the traditional study at universities and music schools provides students with an excellent foundation for orchestral playing, it often does not prepare the student for all the challenges of orchestral life.

The Orchestral Violinist's Companion includes knowledge and skills essential for the orchestral violinist's career; it is meant to serve as an extension on the musician's high school or university education. This advice and training manual covers the full course of a musician's career: from audition preparation to the long-term, heavy workload of playing in an orchestra. The subjects covered include:

- Practice techniques
- Sight-reading
- Daily practice routine
- Looking after your body
- Bow technique and tone production
- Left-hand technique
- Pizzicato technique and other special techniques
- Rhythm and ensemble playing
- Notation and performance practice
- Preparing of orchestral parts
- Italian, French and German terms and abbreviations
- Knowledge of style
- Development of a core repertoire
- Preparation for auditions
- Coping with stage fright
- Coping with orchestral life
- Appreciation for the orchestra as a social environment
- Coping with the long-term physical and mental pressures in an orchestra

These volumes include a detailed, annotated index of orchestral excerpt collections, thematically relevant Books & DVDs and articles, and recent important studies on �Performance Science.� The chapters on practice and performance techniques also include hundreds of examples from orchestral works, which encompass the areas of symphony, oratorio, opera, operetta and ballet from the period between 1750 and 1950. Additionally, there are exercises designed to advance a player's orchestral technique.

The Orchestral Violinist's Companion is geared towards students currently in graduate or postgraduate courses specializing in orchestral playing, audition candidates, violinists at the start of their career, as well as experienced orchestral musicians and conductors.

Additional resources and introductory video at www.orch.info

Rhythmizing The Bow DVD

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Teaching Genius by Dorothy DeLay

Item# H234

$19.99

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For more than 50 years, Dorothy Delay has taught violin at Juilliard. Her pupils have included such notable players as Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, Midori, and Sarah Chang. The author was granted access to DeLay's classes and lessons. She reveals not only DeLay's methods but offers exploration into the mysteries of teaching and learning. Forward by Zubin Mehta. 248 pp.

They're Rarely Too Young & Never Too Old To Twinkle by Kay Slone

Item# H12

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Teaching insights into the world of beginning Suzuki violin. Helpful to parents and teachers of more advanced players as well.(218 pp, paperback)

Musicians Practice Planner

Item# MPP

$9.99

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Get more out of practicing with this weekly lesson planner for students! The teacher completes the Weekly Lesson Plan at each lesson. The student completes the Daily Practice Logs as well as the Practice Priorities. Other features include space for metronome markings, elapsed time spent on each pieces, and more. Spiral bound - enough pages for one school year! 8.5 x 11

"As a teacher, I believe it is important to educate the whole musician. Frequently teachers and students alike get caught up in the mechanics of playing. Be sure to occasionally step back from the instrument and look at the big picture. Regular practice is the key to success when learning a string instrument so beginners who may need a little extra practice help can use The Musicians Practice Log."
- Heather Hanson, Cellist & SHAR Apprentice

"The Musician's Practice Planner belongs on every student's music stand."
- Frederica Von Stade, World Renowned Mezzo-Soprano and International Opera Star

"This is a great book. If you want to make serious use of your practice time, the Musician's Practice Planner is for you."
- Branford Marsalis, Grammy Award Winning Saxophonist, Composer, and Producer

"Extremely practical... a wonderful progress gauge for students and performers alike. It's a great book!
- Robert McDuffie, Grammy-nominated Concert Violin Soloist and NPR Commentator

"The Musician's Practice Planner is a tremendous asset for both teacher and student... a terrific teaching tool!"
- Eugenia Zukerman, Acclaimed Flute Soloist and CBS News Arts Correspondent

"I recommend this book to every musician, particularly students and teachers."
- Vincent Cichowicz, Legendary Chicago Symphony Trumpeter and Northwestern University Professor

"The Practice Planner can help you stay focused... by making you more conscious of how you're spending your practice time. I've been enjoying using this valuable tool."
- Steve Smith, Famed Jazz and Rock Drummer, Recording Artist, and Clinician

Barrage The World On Stage DVD

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Anyone Can Play Mandolin DVD

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$14.95

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This course is designed for beginning mandolin students. It teaches the fundamentals of mandolin, chord strumming, single-note melody picking, and explains tablature. This method does not require any previous musical experience or note-reading ability. You will learn several well-known bluegrass songs in both strumming and picking styles. 60 minute Books & DVDs, includes instructional booklet.

Principles of Violin Playing & Teaching (Hardcover) by Ivan Galamian

Item# H20

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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.

Nurtured By Love by S. Suzuki Revised Translation

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A New Translation of Dr. Suzuki's Classic Treatise on Talent Education
Since first published in 1983, Nurtured by Love has been the guiding light for the world's most popular method of teaching and learning the violin. Now, in this new translation by Kyoko and Lili Selden offers even more insight into the fascinating mind of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. With the addition of a useful table of contents, Nurtured by Love is ready to serve and inspire the newest generations of Suzuki teachers.Published 2012, 143 pp, paperback.

Which should I choose � the original or revised translation?
The revised translation by Kyoko and Lili Selden adds a table of contents as well as a different viewpoint.

Compare the first paragraph for yourself:

Original translation (H2P)
:
All Japanese children speak Japanese
Oh � why, Japanese children can all speak Japanese! The thought suddenly struck me with amazement. In fact, all children throughout the world speak their native tongues with the utmost fluency. Any and every Japanese child � all speak Japanese without difficulty. Does that not show a startling talent? How, by what means, does this come about? I had to control an impulse to shout my joy over this discovery.

Revised translation (H2PN):
Children Throughout Japan Speak Japanese
�Ohh! Children everywhere in Japan are speaking Japanese!�I leaped up in astonishment. Each and every child speaks Japanese freely, and they do so without any difficulty whatsoever. Isn't this a marvelous ability? Why is this? How has this come to pass? I could barely suppress my impulse to run into the streets, shouting.

Ability Development from Age 0 by S. Suzuki

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How to create a warm environment that will encourage any child to become a happy, loving, and talented human being. (96 pp, paperback)

The String Play

Item# H59

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Gerle, Robert - The Art of Practicing the Violin - Violin solo - Stainer and Bell Edition

Item# 0270 008

$34.99

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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

Nurtured By Love by S. Suzuki Original Translation

Item# H2P

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The Original Translation of Dr. Suzuki's Classic Treatise on Talent Education
A case for early childhood education and the high potential of every human being, not just the seemingly gifted. Describes the discovery of Suzuki's philosophy and principles of his Method. (121 pp, paperback)

Dr. Suzuki presents his insights and makes the case that all humans have high potential, not just the seemingly gifted. From this insight came the development of the Suzuki Method for early childhood education. This book describes the discovery of Suzuki's philosophy and the principles of his Method. Translated by Waltraud Suzuki, published 1983, 107 pp, paperback.

Which should I choose � the original or revised translation?
The revised translation by Kyoko and Lili Selden adds a table of contents as well as a different viewpoint.

Compare the first paragraph for yourself:

Original translation (H2P)
:
All Japanese children speak Japanese
Oh � why, Japanese children can all speak Japanese! The thought suddenly struck me with amazement. In fact, all children throughout the world speak their native tongues with the utmost fluency. Any and every Japanese child � all speak Japanese without difficulty. Does that not show a startling talent? How, by what means, does this come about? I had to control an impulse to shout my joy over this discovery.

Revised translation (H2PN)
:
Children Throughout Japan Speak Japanese 
�Ohh! Children everywhere in Japan are speaking Japanese!�I leaped up in astonishment. Each and every child speaks Japanese freely, and they do so without any difficulty whatsoever. Isn't this a marvelous ability? Why is this? How has this come to pass? I could barely suppress my impulse to run into the streets, shouting.

Mimi Zweig String Pedagogy 2008 edition DVD

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This new Multimedia Reference Books & DVDs-ROM includes over 70 video clips that illustrate Mimi Zweig'

No H In Snake: Music Theory for Children by M. Yurko

Item# H77

$27.49

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Revised Edition. Chapters include hundreds of games for focusing on thirds and triads, lines or spaces, signs and symbols, musopoly, name that note, scales and key signatures. (264 pp, paperback)

How to Get Your Child To Practice?Without Resorting to Violence by C. Richards

Item# H181

$12.99

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Ideas and suggestions to overcome the negative image of practicing. Ideal for frustrated parents. (67 pp, spiral)

Principles of Violin Playing & Teaching (Paperback) by Ivan Galamian

Item# H20P

Shar: $30.00Sale: $5.00

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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. Paperback. Also available in hardcover - see item number H20.

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