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This book shows a way of Practicing Scales and Arpeggios that takes 60 Minutes a day, or less, to PERFECT INTONATION! Perfect Intonation can be achieved by String Players who may or may not have Perfect Pitch or Perfect Relative Pitch.
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Perfect Intonation in 60 Minutes by Sho-mei Pelletier is a wonderful new spin on the music Etude book genre. Rather than simply giving the reader the standard scales and arpeggios to work through, this book gives the reader a solid goal that will improve their sound no matter their level of skill. Pelletier, a seasoned violinist and an associate - principal violinist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, shows readers that finding perfect intonation is totally possible, with one hour (or less) of practice per day. Pelletier has trained with many of the top violinists alive, and works with a number of outreach programs geared toward exposing children to music and the arts in general. Her teaching and performing experience shows this straightforward, kid-friendly tome much like a practical version of her previous books, which include Funny Composers!, The Simple Dictionary for Classical Musicians, and Wacky Musical Instruments! Perfect Intonation in 60 Minutes gives its readers a manageable way to improve as a musician; it feels encouraging, rather than intimidating. Perfect intonation, the editor’s note explains, is achievable for string players whether or not they have perfect pitch, or perfect relative pitch. The string player can find perfect intonation by practicing each note in a scale or arpeggio with the closest open string and the closest perfect interval. They must also correct each double-stop until there is no beat (or waver) between the open string and the fingered note. When the two notes are in perfect balance with one another and the sound is open and pure to the ear, perfect intonation has occurred. Perfect Intonation in 60 Minutes takes into account that readers may be of varying skill levels. The aforementioned editor’s note includes a description of perfect intonation, a detailed breakdown of how one achieves it, and helpful hints for child to college-aged musicians (or even beginner to professional level adults). The book goes on to cover the exact finger patterns, scales, and arpeggios to practice daily in order to attain the open beautiful sounds of perfect intonation.