• Building Blocks of Violin Virtuosity (4 Volumes)

    Violin Virtuosity

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    Volume 1 — Primacy of Posture

    "Why do fine violinists look 'snooty' when they perform?"

    Well... perhaps because they are, but certainly because they've discovered the posture which enables them to play freely and without tension.

    You can, too, with the aid of this foundational DVD in the series Building Blocks of Violin Virtuosity!

    Table of Contents:

    1. Introductory Remarks
    2. Sizing and Fitting Instrument
    3. Position of Instrument
    4. Selection of Chin Rest
    5. Selection of Shoulder Rest
    6. Correct Posture
    7. Closing Remarks

    Volume 2 — Bowing Basics

    "Have you ever marveled at the enchanting and crystal-clear tone produced by Hilary Hahn and David Oistrakh?"

    Find out how you can emulate these masters in this easy-to-follow, interactive DVD.

    Table of Contents:

    1. Before and After Brodsky
    2. Bow Hold Observations
    3. Steps to a Natural Bow Hold
    4. Bow Manipulation Exercises
    5. Thumb Position and Bow Hand Position
    6. Bow Hand Support
    7. Position and Function of Right Wrist
    8. Bow Direction
    9. Height of Right Arm
    10. Upper-half Bows
    11. Lower-half Bows: Placement and Stopped Bows
    12. Stopped and Semi-Stopped Whole Bows
    13. Bow Changes
    14. Bow Changes at Frog
    15. Bow Changes at Tip
    16. How to Practice Bow Changes
    17. Closing Remarks

    Volume 3 — Functional Fingers

    In this exciting DVD in the series Building Blocks of Violin Virtuosity, you can reap the benefit of Valerie Gardner's many years of experience working with hands of all shapes and sizes.

    Find out how your left hand can execute passages with speed, accuracy, and the dazzling virtuosity taught to her by Jascha Brodsky.

    Table of Contents:

    1. Opening Remarks
    2. Finger Action of Left Hand
    3. Position of Left Hand
    4. Height of Left Hand
    5. Additional Exercises for Correct Left Hand
    6. Playing with Functional Fingers
    7. Five Exercises to Develop Functional Fingers
    8. Exercises for Overcoming Left-hand Tension
    9. Closing Remarks

    Volume 4 — Advanced Bowings

    "Dance of the Gobblins" and "Hora Staccato" can seem daunting, but not after learning the material taught on this DVD! Not only are there thorough instructions on each advanced bow stroke, but also fun-to-watch demonstrations.

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