The Violin/Fiddle Manual and Encyclopedia of Techniques: How to Do Anything on the Instrument (eBook + Online Video)
A comprehensive "how-to" instructional, covering all aspects of technique from basic through advanced, as well as fundamentals such as holding the instrument and bow, tuning etc. and much more. Thoroughly covers the biomechanics involved to unlock all the instrument's capabilities. Clear, concise explanations, plenty of photos and 140 quick video clips take you from square one to over 100 techniques spanning all Western styles.A must for the serious player. Designed to produce results!
Product Number:
21758EB
Format:
eBook + Online Video
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
137
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6191-1455-0
ISBN13:
978-16191-1455-5
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
3/21/2014
A comprehensive "how-to" instructional, covering all aspects of technique from basic through advanced, as well as fundamentals such as holding the instrument and bow, tuning etc. and much more. Thoroughly covers the biomechanics involved to unlock all the instrument's capabilities. Clear, concise explanations, plenty of photos and 140 quick video clips take you from square one to over 100 techniques spanning all Western styles.A must for the serious player. Designed to produce results!
The Violin/Fiddle Manual and Encyclopedia of Techniques

EQUIPMENT
PARTS of the VIOLIN/FIDDLE
PARTS of the BOW
BOW SECTIONS
BALANCE POINT
AMPLIFICATION
FIDDLE or VIOLIN?
GETTING READY
TIGHTEN the BOW HAIR
ROSIN the BOW
ATTACH the SHOULDER REST
TUNE IT
BASIC TUNING
ADVANCED TUNING
AFTER YOU PLAY
LOOSEN the BOW HAIR
REMOVE the SHOULDER REST
WIPE off the ROSIN
PUT the INSTRUMENT and BOW in a SAFE PLACE
EQUIPMENT INFO
The ABCs of DYNAMIC BALANCE
POSITION
HOLDING the BOW
EZ QUICK START BOW HOLD
CLASSICAL BOW HOLD
BALANCE POINT BOW HOLD
HOLDING the INSTRUMENT
REST the BACK
REST the NECK
CHIN RESTS and SHOULDER RESTS
HEAD PLACEMENT Choices
PUTTING it ALL TOGETHER
INSTRUMENT and BOW in PLAYING POSITION
REST POSITION for the INSTRUMENT and BOW
SEATED PLAYING POSITION
AIR FIDDLE
PLAYING
BOWING
BOW HOME POSITION
POSITIONING the BOW for EACH STRING
DRAWING the BOW
CROSSING STRINGS
BOWING PATTERNS
WHOLE BOWSTROKE (GRAND DETACHÉ)
POWER vs PRECISION
NOTING
LEFT HAND HOME POSITION
FINGER ACTION
ELIMINATING EXTRANEOUS NOISE between NOTES
POSITIONING the HAND for EACH STRING
FINGER PATTERNS
INTONATION (PLAYING in TUNE)
TROUBLESHOOTING INTONATION
TONE and VOLUME
TROUBLESHOOTING TONE
TONE PRODUCTION – the SCIENCE behind the SOUND
OTHER FACTORS AFFECTING TONE and VOLUME
HIGH and LOW
INTERVALS
PITCH PRODUCTION: The SCIENCE behind the SOUND
Angling the Bow
Arrastre
Bowing In Other Places
Calcare
Chewing Sound
Chop
Circular Bowing
Col Legno
Crescendo, Decrescendo
Crushed
Flautando (Delicate Sound)
Harmonic
Double Stop
Fingered
Open
Sliding
Left Hand Pizzicato (Plucking)
Mute
Power Stroke (Big Sound)
Right Hand Pizzicato (Plucking)
Roulé (Rolling the Bow)
Scrub
Strumming
Sul Ponticello
Sul Tastiera
Tapping
Train Brakes
Bowing in Other Places
Brisure
Cross-Tuning
Devil’s Giggle
Expressive Intonation
Finger Patterns
Finger Replacement
Glissando
Harmonics – Open and Fingered
Pitch Bend
Playing a Higher Note on a Lower String
Position
Shifting
Syncopated Scoop
FAST and SLOW
FAST NOTES
SLOW NOTES
RHYTHM
Bowed Treble
Devil’s Giggle
Fast Bow
Fingerstroke
Lilt
Sautillé
Scotch Snap
Shredding
Son Filé
Swing Bowing
Tremolo
Tremolo Trill
Whole Bowstroke (Grand Detaché)
RIGHT HAND EFFECTS
LEGATO (SMOOTH)
Detaché
Legato
Ondeggiando
Pulse
Slur
Slurred Reciprocating
String Crossings
OFF-STRING
REBOUNDING STROKES
Flying Ricochet
Ricochet
Sautillé
BOUNCED STROKES
Brisure (Jumping across Strings)
Spiccato
Plain
Slurred
LIFTED STROKES
Arrastre
Breath
Brush Stroke
Chop
Chunk
Collé
Piqué
Retake the Bow
Slap Stroke
Syncopated Scoop
ACCENTS
Arrastre
Bite
Bowed Treble
Collé
Detaché Lancé
Detaché Porté
Martelé
Regular
Short (Court)
Strappato
Whole Bow (Grand)
Piqué
Portato (Mid-bow Nudge)
Scotch Snap
Staccato
Plain
Slurred
STRING CROSSING EFFECTS
Brisure (Jumping across strings)
Cross-Shuffle
Dipping the Bow
Flying Ricochet
Ondeggiando
Pulse
Quadruple Stops (2 types)
Rocking the Bow
Slurred Reciprocating
String Crossings
Syncopated Scoop
Triple Stops
LEFT HAND EFFECTS
SLIDING
Devil’s Giggle
Glissando
Chromatic
Plain
Jazz Vibrato
Portamento
Slide
Sliding Double Stop
Sliding Harmonic
Smear
Trilled Slide
Trilled Sliding Double Stop
Vibrato Glissando
Vibrato Slide
HAMMERED
Cut
Finger Replacement
Grace Note
Hammer-on
Hammer-on with Drone
Krekhts
Pedal Tone
Roll
Trill
Trilled Double Stop
Trilled Slide
Trilled Sliding Double Stop
Tremolo Trill
Turn
Vibrato Trill
WIGGLY
Devil’s Giggle
Vibrato
3 Types
Jazz Vibrato
Pitch Bend
Vibrato Glissando
Vibrato Slide
Vibrato Trill
MULTI-NOTE
Chop
Chunk
Devil’s Giggle
Double Stop
Invert Bow
Regular
Double Stop Harmonic
Drone
Pulse
Quadruple Stop
Invert Bow
Regular
Sliding Double Stop
Trilled Double Stop
Trilled Sliding Double Stop
Triple Stop
LEFT HAND EFFECTS
YOU
HOW the BODY WORKS
The Biomechanics of Playing Violin or Fiddle
HINGES and LEVERS
MUSCLES
PRACTICE
MOTIVATION MIND MUSCLES MUSIC
BREATHING
TUNING, TIMING and TONE
TUNING
TIMING
TONE
WHAT’S YOUR LEARNING STYLE?
VISUAL
AURAL
KINESTHETIC
IMAGINATION
To REALLY KNOW YOUR MATERIAL
PRACTICE OBJECTIVES
For EFFICIENT REPERTOIRE PRACTICE
PREPARING FOR PERFORMANCE
VENUE and Other EXTERNAL FACTORS
ATTIRE
EMOTIVE APPROPRIATENESS
NERVES
PHYSICAL CONDITIONING
DON’T OVERDO IT
EXERCISES
SORENESS
WARMUPS and COOLDOWNS
EXERCISES
BOW EXERCISES
LEFT HAND EXERCISES
GENERAL EXERCISES
Deltoid Raises
Lat Pulldowns
Scalp Massage
Shoulder Rolls
WHO MADE This BOOK
INDEX
Bow Crawl
Bow Roll
Infinity Figures
Pinkie Pushups
Rocket
Scoot
Scoot on Bow
Snow Angel
Squid
Crab
Fan
Fingerboard Freedom
Paper Crumple
Spider
Vibrato Exercises:
Peg-Knocking
Salt Shaker
Finger End Joint Wiggle
 
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