Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching (Paperback)

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By Ivan Galamian, Sally Thomas (Introduction by), Stephanie Chase (Commentaries by)
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A celebrated instructor explains his philosophy of teaching and practice methods, including the appropriate combination of technique and interpretation. Ivan Galamian, a longtime Juilliard professor, incorporates aspects of both the Russian and French schools in a system both ingenious and logical. His tutelage has produced astonishing results with students, many of whom rank among the world's most acclaimed concert artists and orchestral concertmasters.
Suitable for violin teachers and students of all ages and levels, this guide presents general principles and offers practical suggestions related to posture, holding the instrument and bow, vibrato movements, intonation, tone production, bowing patterns, double stops, trills, and many other facets of playing and practice. This edition features a new Introduction by Sally Thomas, violin virtuoso and Galamian's former student.

About the Author

A graduate of Moscow's School of the Philharmonic Society, Ivan Galamian (1903-81) was an instructor at the Russian Conservatory in Paris. For more than 40 years, he taught at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School, where he was Head of the Violin Department.Sally Thomas was among Galamian's prized pupils at Juilliard.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780486498645
ISBN-10: 0486498646
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: March 21st, 2013
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Dover Books on Music