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Picture yourself playing violin : step-by-step instruction for proper fingering and bowing techniques, reading sheet music, and more

Author: Bridgette Seidel
Publisher: Boston, MA : Thomson Course Technology, ©2008.
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Guides you through your first steps of acquiring a violin, setting up the violin to practice, actually moving the bow and fingering hands, understanding and reading sheet music, and learning how to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Methods (Music)
Methods Self-instruction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Seidel, Bridgette.
Picture yourself playing violin.
Boston, MA : Thomson Course Technology, ©2008
(DLC) 2007700998
(OCoLC)156821859
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bridgette Seidel
ISBN: 9781598636383 1598636383
OCLC Number: 314813959
Notes: "The accompanying DVD places the true beginner on the fast track by showing special textual elements and demonstrating the proper posture, bowing, and fingering techniques explained in the step-by-sep teaching method in the book"--Page xi.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 186 pages) : color illustrations, music
Contents: ""Table of Contents""; ""Quick Start""; ""Hot Cross Buns, Your First Song""; ""Chapter 1 Getting Acquainted with Your New Best Friend""; ""Your First Violin""; ""The Violin Outfit""; ""Choosing the Right Violin Size""; ""Selecting a Violin""; ""Varnish""; ""Bridge""; ""Back Side""; ""Fine Tuners""; ""Selecting a Bow""; ""Before Selecting a Bow""; ""Preparing Your Bow""; ""Renting Versus Purchasing a Violin""; ""Choosing Other Necessary Equipment""; ""Strings""; ""Shoulder Rest""; ""Metronome""; ""Tuner""; ""Metal Practice Mute""; ""Music Stand"" ""Applying the Shoulder Rest and Holding the Violin""""Attaching the Shoulder Rest""; ""Tuning the Strings""; ""Pizzicato Technique""; ""Tuning with the Fine Tuners and Pegs""; ""Replacing Strings""; ""Chapter 2 Bowing Techniques""; ""Pencil Hold""; ""Right Hand Finger Exercises""; ""Bow Placement Optimization""; ""String Rolls""; ""Bow Arm Movement""; ""Weight Distribution of the Bow""; ""Bow Speed and Pressure""; ""Bow Divisions and Rhythms""; ""Bowing Rhythms""; ""Chapter 3 Fingering Techniques""; ""Applying Fingering Tapes""; ""Setting the Hand""; ""Moving the Fingers""; ""Finger Bounce"" ""Finger Strike""""Cross Over and Hop""; ""Elbow Swing""; ""Musical ABCs""; ""Finger Patterns""; ""Reading Straight Across""; ""Finger-Pattern Slurs""; ""Chapter 4 Music Theory""; ""Reading Notes""; ""Note Names""; ""Violin Strings""; ""Octaves""; ""Reading Sheet Music""; ""Reading Note Names Exercises""; ""Key Signatures""; ""The Order of Sharps and Flats""; ""Key Signature Names""; ""Scales""; ""Key Signature Specialties""; ""Time Signatures""; ""Beats per Measure""; ""Rhythm Exercises""; ""Rhythmic Specialties""; ""Chapter 5 Specialty Techniques""; ""Specialty Fingerings"" ""Ornamentation""""Fingering Signs""; ""Fingering Combinations""; ""Vibrato""; ""Specialty Bowings""; ""Smooth Strokes""; ""Short Strokes""; ""Commanding Strokes""; ""Bowing Sound Effects""; ""Musical Phrasing""; ""Dynamics""; ""Special Effects with Dynamics""; ""Chapter 6 Beginner Songs""; ""Practicing Techniques""; ""Ba Ba Black Sheep""; ""Lightly Row""; ""Song of the Wind""; ""Go Tell Aunt Rhody""; ""Ode to Joy""; ""Yellow Rose of Texas""; ""On Top of Old Smoky""; ""Minuet in C""; ""Minuet in G""; ""Can-Can""; ""She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain""; ""The Blue Danube Waltz"" ""The Mexican Hand-Clapping Song""""Chapter 7 History of the Violin""; ""Origination of the Violin""; ""Famous Composers Who Were Violinists""; ""Famous Composers and Their Times""; ""The Medieval Period and the Renaissance: 12th to 16th Centuries""; ""The Baroque Era: 17th to Mid-18th Century""; ""The Classical Era: Mid-18th to Mid-19th Century""; ""The Romantic Era: 19th Century""; ""The 20th Century""; ""Chapter 8 Continue the Journey""; ""Where to Go from Here""; ""Final Thoughts from Mrs. Seidel""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""K""; ""L""
Other Titles: Playing violin
Responsibility: Bridgette Seidel.

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I. Brief History of the Violin II. Set-up, "Get acquainted with your new best friend" III. Left Hand, "Wrist down & Fingers Round" IV. Right Hand, "Thumb bent, Pinky Round, Shoulder down & relaxed" Read more...

 
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