In the preface to this work, Ivan Galamian and FrederickNeumann state that Since technical mastery depends more on control of mindover muscle than upon mere agility of fingers, the direct way to such masterylies through working procedures which present a constant challenge to thestudent’s thinking processes.” Contemporary Violin Technique aims to address all the challengesnormally faced by advancing students of the violin and then systematically work”them until they are no longer problematic.
Volume 1 of this important contribution to the violinist’sarsenal is divided into two main parts: scale and arpeggio exercises, and bowingand rhythm patterns. The bowing andrhythm section is a separate part and pulls out of the book.
For exercises dealing with double and multiple stops, see Volume 2.
Difficulty: ASTA grade 4