Mastering the Violin (Book + Online Audio)
A Comprehensive Study for the Adult Learner
Written for adults who may or may not have ever played before, Mastering the Violin gets right to the heart of violin playing. It is designed to accommodate the physical and mental needs of mature learners. The music has been thoughtfully selected from orchestral repertoire, traditional melodies, alternative styles, and new compositions. Through its comprehensive nature of reading and playing a wide range of notes and rhythms, this book will set you up to be able t ...more
Product Number:
31036M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
108
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
1-5134-6834-0
ISBN13:
978-15134-6834-1
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
3/25/2022
Written for adults who may or may not have ever played before, Mastering the Violin gets right to the heart of violin playing. It is designed to accommodate the physical and mental needs of mature learners. The music has been thoughtfully selected from orchestral repertoire, traditional melodies, alternative styles, and new compositions. Through its comprehensive nature of reading and playing a wide range of notes and rhythms, this book will set you up to be able to play the music you want to play!  Includes access to online audio.
Equipment Essentials
Violin Anatomy
Forming a Bow Hold
Holding Your Bow
Holding Your Violin
Making a Great Sound
Bow Direction Notation
Open Strings
Rhythmic Notation
Time Signature
Pizzicato
Arco
Tempo
Left Hand
Fourth Position
First Position
Shifting
Listen: Samuel Barber, Adagio
Adagio
Adagio Piano/Guitar Accompaniment
Counting
Intervals: Whole Steps and Half Steps
1st-2nd Finger in First Position
Listen: Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt
Morning Melody
Japanese Folk Song
1st-2nd Finger in Fourth Position
3rd Finger
Octave
2nd-3rd Finger in First Position
Old Joe Clark
Scarborough Fair
2nd-3rd Finger in Fourth Position
4th Finger
Listen: Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 1
Symphony No. 1 Theme
Rondeau
Rondeau Piano/Guitar Accompaniment
Dotted Rhythms
Subdivision
Listen: Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony 9
Ode to Joy
Amazing Grace
Slurred & Hooked Bowing
Slurs
Ode to Joy with slurs
Amazing Grace with slurs
Symphony No.  1 Theme with slurs
Ties 
Sixteenth Notes
Listen: Johann Pachelbel, Canon in D
Canon
Canon Piano/Guitar Accompaniment
Hooked Bowing
Be Thou My Vision
Aura Lee
Aura Lee Piano/Guitar Accompaniment
Danny Boy
Major Scales and Key Signatures
Scale Degrees
D Major Scale
G Major Scale
Key 
Key Signature
Circle of Fifths
Fiddle Tune
Accent
Shenandoah
Dynamics
Bow Placement
A Dynamic Etude
A Major
Park Bench
Park Bench Piano/Guitar Accompaniment
Minor Scales & Key Signatures
Listen: Antonin Dvořák, Slavonic Dance No
E Minor Scale
Natural Minor Scale
Harmonic Minor Scale
Melodic Minor Scale
G Major/E Minor Scales
C Major/A Minor Scales
Accidentals and Finger Adjustments
Listen: Camille Saint-Saëns, Symphony No. 3
Theme from Symphony No. 3
Listen: Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 7
Allegretto
Symphony No. 7 (II Allegretto)
Ave Verum Corpus
Ave Verum Corpus Piano/Guitar Accompaniment
Preparatory Exercises for Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Chromatic Scale
Basin Street Blues
Sweet Georgia Brown
Double Stops
Listen: J. S.  Bach, Chaconne
Putting It All Together
Study in G Major
Judy’s Jig
Presto
Presto Piano/Guitar Accompaniment
Dargason
Ritardando
Pavane pour un Infante défunte
Pavane pour un Infante défunte Piano/Guitar Accompaniment
Study in E Minor
Retake
E Minor Fantasy
E Minor Fantasy Piano/Guitar Accompaniment
Study in B-flat Major
Pie Jesu
Pie Jesu Piano Accompaniment
Caricia a mi madre
Listen: Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring
Simple Gifts
Study in G Minor
Violin Concerto Theme
Violin Concerto Theme Piano Accompaniment
Dedication in G Minor
About the Author
 
Audio Sample 1
Audio Sample 2
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