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Category 
Books about Music
Title 
Violinist's Vade Mecum - An invitation to all students, teachers and performers - Curwen Edition No. 8358
Stock Reference Number 
85679
Composer 
Editha Knocker
Contents 
Preface - Foreword - Introduction - The History of the Violin - The Construction of the Violin - Parts of the Violin - How the Violin is made - Lengths of modern stringed instruments - The Care of the Violin - Choice of instrument and fittings - Strings, Fittings, Chinrest - Pad - Stringing the Violin - First Air - Varnish - Straightening the bridge - Setting the soundpost - Pegs - Rattling or buzzing - Fingerboard - Cleaning the inside of the Violin - Overhauling - The Bow - Construction - Choosing a Bow - First Air - Stick - Hair - Teaching - Teacher and Pupil - Teaching children - Performing - Introduction - Studying a composition - Melody - Tempo, Rhythm and rubato - Details - Memorizing - Playing with an orchestra - Tuning - Technique - Introduction - Right Hand Technique - General - Bowing and Importance - Control of the Pace of the bow - How to develop a good bow-arm - Upper arm - Forearm - Wrist - Attack - legato and left hand finger grouping - Special Bowings - Spiccato - Saltato and Ricochet - Staccato - Flying Staccato - Detache - Martele - Pizzicato - Left Hand technique - Position of the left hand - Scales - Just Intonation - Playing and practising scales - Change of position - Crossing Strings - Change of Bow - Extensions - Harmonics - Trills or Shakes - Vibrato - General Hints - Practising - Posture and breathing - Exercises - Hints on how to analyse and word at Etudes - Appendix - What you need in your library for technical work - Where to find the Etudes you want - Books to read - Epilogue - Suggested accompaniments to exercises
Publisher 
J. Curwen & Sons Ltd., London
Description 
© 1952, Very Good condition - With Illustrations, 116 pages, hardbound
Price 
£ 40

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