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Fantastic Fiddle Form by Ellie Albers LeRoux

Item # SB290

$29.95


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From the introduction: "This book is written for the violin teacher, the violinist, and the coaching parent.
Attention to posture will definitely benefit the violinist! Motion activities require ease and flow of the body, as well as action and reaction.
Good tone and intonation are only two aspects of violin playing. Awareness of the body, how its movements relate and connect, the feel of flow, and the muscle memory necessary for repitition are so important! The more awareness of the body and its connection to the instrument, the better!
It is this teacher's delight when the student, and perhaps a coaching parent, become oriented to these details! Although each teacher might state these posture points in a different manner, it is the author's hope that the commonality will be evident.
To facilitate an understanding of each posture addressed in the text, photos are provided. At times, pictures of common playing posture pitfalls are shown to distinguish them from those portraying desired postures.
After the title of each section, I have added a suggested song or songs from the CD that relate to the specific posture being discussed.
The CD will hopefully add fun and enjoyment to lessons as well as to home practices. With most tunes, I intend to add memorable 'catch phrases' that will aid in the body and instrument placement. Upbeat sung statements can replace nagging and berating!"
CD Contents

1. Plant Your Feet
2. Funky Feet
3. Never Knocky Knees
4. Hip Hip Hooray!
5. Oops! Poops! Droops!
6. Elbow Etiquette
7. Twisty Torso
8. Spine Slouch Boogie
9. Like a Swan
10. Bow Hand Lecture
11. Seasons of the Bow
12. Naughty Knuckles
13. Drop it! Pop it!
14. Raindrops
15. Walking Fingers
16. Give Me a Hand
17. Triple Trouble
18. Woodpecker Thumb
19. Plant Your Feet Rap
20. Breathe
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  • Rating:
    50 Stars
    Posted By: Anonymous from Orland Park, IL
    November 14, 2009

    Fantastic Fiddle Form

    This an excellent book for the young violinist and parent as well as teacher. It is upbeat with the games and methods that are so critical in a solid set up. There are pictures for every explanation hat help even the novice understand what to do. In addition the book comes with a CD that a nice addition for children to listen to, even the non musician toddler dances to the CD. This is a must have to every early violinist repertoire. ... (See Full Review)

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    Posted By: Sandy from Longmont, CO
    March 31, 2009

    Fun and Catchy

    My kids struggle to maintain the correct violin position, and listening to this CD makes our efforts to improve much more positive and fun. Now there is laughing instead of crying. I wish hat I had this when they were younger, but even my 9-year-old loves the tunes. The photos are helpful, too. ... (See Full Review)

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