Otten Get more out of your Violin Playing
This work-book is designed to make violin technique easier to grasp and to diminish its complexity. The use of this material can benefit skills such as co-ordination-speed- musical ear and facility of movement in an effective and efficient manner. Technical difficulties in certain musical passages can now be isolated.
There are three major aspects:
-Scale forms according to H.Leonard (1819-1890)
-The circle of fifths
Most of the exercises cover all keys and positions. The can easily be memorized, thereby improving concentration.
There are three important movements for left hand technique:
-The placing of the fingers,
-in the same position back and forth form the G to the E-string,
-via the positions ascending and descending on one or two strings.
Obviously combinations of the above are possible. Double-stops should be practised as presented in broken form during a longer period of time simultaneously with normal chords.
Bowing technique is mainly practised using tetrachords and sequences.
Eighteen bowing patterns are presented; the can later be combined with left hand technique for further use in selected studies.
This book offers a comprehensive and logical approach without pretending to be complete.