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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 DVD. 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 DVDs. Essential technical skills are clearly explained and demonstrated by Mrs. Gardner and her students.” - Michael Avsharian, Shar Executive Vice President

About the Teacher

Progressing from her first violin lessons at age 8, Valerie served as Concertmaster of the Couth Carolina All-State Orchestras throughout Jr. & Sr. High. Her summers were spent at the Brevard Music Center and at the Meadowmount School of Music as a student of Ivan Galamian. Her other teachers during this time were Jerrie Lucktenberg (Juilliard graduate) and Elaine Richey (Curtis graduate & assistant to Ivan Galamian). Following graduation, Valerie earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Curtis Institute of Music under Jascha Brodsky and a Masters of Music from Carnegie-Mellon University under Sydney Harth. She was a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for several years before leaving to pursue private string teaching.

Teaching Experience

Having begun teaching at age 15, Valerie has nearly fifty years of experience instructing teachers and students alike - from beginning to the most advanced. The Violin Virtuosity DVD series combines insights from Jascha Brodsky and secrets which she has learned from years of analyzing the needs of hundreds of students. She has published complete scale books for violin and viola, taught string workshops, and conducted clinics to enable string players to overcome awkwardness and destructive tension. Presently, she is a professor at North Georgia College and State University while continuing to maintain her private teaching studio. Her students have regularly won top honors in many competitions.
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