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Before the chinrest : a violinist's guide to the mysteries of pre-chinrest technique and style

Author: Stanley Ritchie
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2012.
Series: Publications of the Early Music Institute.
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Drawing on the principles of Francesco Geminiani and four decades of experience as a baroque and classical violinist, Stanley Ritchie offers a valuable resource for anyone wishing to learn about 17th-18th-and early 19th-century violin technique and style. While much of the work focuses on the technical aspects of playing the pre-chinrest violin, these approaches are also applicable to the viola, and in many ways to  Read more...
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Ritchie, Stanley.
Before the Chinrest : A Violinist's Guide to the Mysteries of Pre-Chinrest Technique and Style.
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Ritchie
ISBN: 9780253001115 0253001110
OCLC Number: 796384066
Description: 1 online resource (165 pages) : music.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction: How to Support the Pre-Chinrest Violin; Part 1. Right-Hand Technique; General Observations; 1. Tone Production; Basic Right-Hand Technique; The Importance of Arm Weight; The Use of Arm Weight; 2. Bow-Strokes; Lifted Strokes; Slurred Notes; Retaking; Z-Bowing; Martelé and Spiccato; Sautillé; Bariolage; Ondeggiando; 3. Chordal Technique; 4. Bow Division; 5. Swift-Bows; 6. Combination Strokes; Part 2. Left-Hand Technique; 7. Position-Changing Exercises; Basic Concepts; The Position of the Left Hand; The Swing; Shifting.
Series Title: Publications of the Early Music Institute.
Responsibility: Stanley Ritchie.

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