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

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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

Item Includes

Volume 1:
List of Illustrations
List of tables
Preface
1. Training as an Orchestral Violinist: History, Challenges, Concepts
2. The Orchestral Mode
3. Learning, Practicing, and Sight-Reading
4. Basic Orchestral Technique: Principles, Routines, and Maintenance
5. Bowing Technique, Sound Production, Coordination

Volume 2:
6. Left-Hand Technique
7. Pizzicato and Other Special Technical Issues
8. Rhythm and Ensemble Playing
9. Decoding and Marking Orchestral Parts: A Manual of Orchestral Notation and Performance Practice
10. Repertoire and Style
11. Profession and Career
12. Resources
13. Index (1) and Glossary: Terms, Abbreviations, Symbols
14. Index (2): Compositions, Composers, Other Musicians

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1-Year Limited Warranty
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Media Return Policy
These items are non-refundable unless defective. If defective, they must be returned within 30 days of purchase for same title replacement only. No refunds will be given.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]
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
Volume 1:
List of Illustrations
List of tables
Preface
1. Training as an Orchestral Violinist: History, Challenges, Concepts
2. The Orchestral Mode
3. Learning, Practicing, and Sight-Reading
4. Basic Orchestral Technique: Principles, Routines, and Maintenance
5. Bowing Technique, Sound Production, Coordination

Volume 2:
6. Left-Hand Technique
7. Pizzicato and Other Special Technical Issues
8. Rhythm and Ensemble Playing
9. Decoding and Marking Orchestral Parts: A Manual of Orchestral Notation and Performance Practice
10. Repertoire and Style
11. Profession and Career
12. Resources
13. Index (1) and Glossary: Terms, Abbreviations, Symbols
14. Index (2): Compositions, Composers, Other Musicians
1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with Shar's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

Media Return Policy
These items are non-refundable unless defective. If defective, they must be returned within 30 days of purchase for same title replacement only. No refunds will be given.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

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