'Ah, You Play The Violin...'

Thoughts Along The Path To Muscial Artistry

Text by Eric Rosenblith
Instrumentation: Violin
Item Number: BF59
Number of Pages: 88
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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Providing useful reference and audition material for college-bound string players, the Protocol series was created by college/university music educators and include the most frequently requested audition requirements from many universities. Not only does it help build a player’s repertoire, but it also exposes students to the expectations of the audition process, creating a comfort level that allows for the best audition possible. Students will go into their auditions completely prepared with help from this series.

'Ah, You Play The Violin...'

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Foreword by Gunther Schuller
"Observations and Recollections by Mark Ptashne, Ben Sayevich and Ariadne Daskalakis"
Chapter 1. Opening Thoughts
Chapter 2. Matters Primarily Involving the Left Arm
A. General Observations
B. The Thumb and Closely Related Topics
C. Topics Related to Finger Activity
D. Shifting
E. Vibrato and Expressive Emphasis
F. Fingerings and Choosing Fingerings
Chapter 3. Topics Related to the Functioning of the Right Arm
A. General Thoughts
B. Fundamental Assumptions
"C. Bow Speed, Contact Point, Weight of the Arm, Inclination of the Bow"
D. The Role of Each Part of the Right Arm
E. Articulation
F. Bowings
G. Chords
Chapter 4. Posture and Physical Relationship to Playing the Violin
Chapter 5. concluding Thoughts
"Appendix 1. ""On Practising"" (and Additional Thoughts on Practicing)"
"Appendix 2. Quotes from ""Violin Fingering: Its Theory and Practice by Carl Flesch"