How To Play Violin- Your Step-By-Step Guide To Playing Violin [NOOK Book]

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This eBook seeks to take the reader on a journey. Starting with the history of the violin, it moves on to offer various lessons and techniques to help those new to the violin learn to play the instrument. It also seeks to teach something new to those already seasoned in violin playing.

The violin is an instrument with a very long history. The first known string instrument using a bow was called the ravanastron and was created in India ...
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How To Play Violin- Your Step-By-Step Guide To Playing Violin

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Overview

This eBook seeks to take the reader on a journey. Starting with the history of the violin, it moves on to offer various lessons and techniques to help those new to the violin learn to play the instrument. It also seeks to teach something new to those already seasoned in violin playing.

The violin is an instrument with a very long history. The first known string instrument using a bow was called the ravanastron and was created in India thousands of years ago. More recently, the violin was an instrument born of the fiddle, rebab and the lira da braccio. Once considered a lowly instrument, the violin started to gain status when, among other things, it was used in operas by famous Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi. The violin is certainly one of the more well-known instruments used in “Classical” music. It has a familiar shape, like that of the cello and viola, except it is smaller. Its flat, pear-shaped wooden body is minimally decorated with purfling and perforated with F-holes. Great skill and dedication went into perfecting the instrument. Some of the greatest violin makers included Antonio Stradivarius as well as members of the Guarneri family, especially del Gesu. It was during the time in which these and other luthiers were creating violins in Italy that violin-making reached its zenith. In fact, today, many luthiers still use the patterns created by some of these craftsmen to make their instruments.

Skill and dedication is required to not only create violins but also to play the instrument. Starting with beginning lessons using simple songs from the Müller-Rusch violin method book, “How to Play the Violin” progresses to the more challenging exercises like the Rode Caprices. The book has not only musical exercises and examples, but also pieces and excerpts by Bach, Schubert, and Beethoven, among others. Lastly, a very brief discussion on playing techniques during the various eras of “Classical” music is given, as well as some statements about some other genres of music in which the violin is featured.

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  • BN ID: 2940016218090
  • Publisher: HowExpert.com
  • Publication date: 3/23/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    PLEASE READ!!

    I am in my junior high years! I really want to master the violin. Does anyoje else think this book will help. Or do you think my junior high orcastra teacher will do better than a book

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