Troubador A Modern Guide to Violin Mastery

Released: 24/02/2016

eISBN: 9781785895036

Format: eBook

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A Modern Guide to Violin Mastery

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This book is a straightforward, comprehensive guide to mastering the violin quickly and efficiently. This method of learning and practicing correctly is tailored specifically for children and adults in this busy modern age who want to be good at the violin but do not have time to fit in hours of daily practice. You will learn how to achieve the best results in the least amount of time and get the most from your instrument. Each section is carefully constructed and individually tailored to the needs of beginner, intermediate and advanced players. It comes complete with simple diagrams, and varied musical examples. You will learn how to attain a relaxed, professional posture in both hands and how to execute passages with ease and precision through a set of simple exercises. The book also comes complete with useful sight-reading strategies, which are addressed at the end of each section and can be applied at any level. Apart from perfecting your posture, overall technique and sight-reading, this book addresses simple, yet highly effective methods of practicing. These efficient and valuable practice techniques frequently used by professional players will help to achieve the best results in the least amount of time. If you are learning the violin and feel that your progress has halted and you have reached a stale point in your journey, this book is for you. This book holds the key pieces of wisdom that will augment your understanding of the violin and transform your playing.

Well structured and easy to follow. I found the step by step guidelines very helpful. Overall, an enjoyable read. Would highly recommend this book.

by Jay Wood

This is exactly what I was looking for, thank you! I just got a violin and this book is well-written, concise, and easy to understand.

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Elizabeth Levine

Elizabeth Levine is an established violin pedagogue, classical composer and performer in Gibraltar.

She graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2007 with a Bachelors degree in violin performance. She holds an LRAM Teaching Diploma.

Over the past decade her violin pupils have won competitions including the Gibraltar Young Musician of the Year 2015. Others have gone on to study at the Purcell School of Music in the UK.

Her principle of violin teaching and practicing combines both the Russian school of violin playing and her own methodology, which she has attained through experimenting and thorough analysis over the years.

She was the winner of the BBC Guardian Young Composers Competition in 2000. The last five years saw her release a number of successful classical / commercial music albums with top music publishing companies in the UK and Germany. Her compositions have been used worldwide.

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