Basics of Violin Playing: E-book Edition

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Virtual Sheet Music, Jun 15, 2011 - Music
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Fabrizio Ferrari (Virtual Sheet Music CEO), presents an easy step-by-step approach to beginning violin playing for students of all ages!The publisher of Basics of Violin Playing invites you to explore the exhilarating world of beginning violin playing. Wonderfully crafted with both children and adults in mind, this superbly illustrated violin method manual introduces students to the Italian school of violin. No prior musical experience is required to begin Basics of Violin Playing.Basics of Violin Playing takes students through age-appropriate ways to hold the violin and bow, as well as how to tune and care for the beautiful instrument. The book also explores basic music notation and theory, proper fingerings and hand positions, in addition to various exciting bowing and plucking techniques. A range of physical exercises and relaxation techniques that promote a healthy approach to playing the violin are also studied.Filled with many insightful and practical tips that provide clarity to the step-by-step instructions, Basics of Violin Playing focuses on the most enjoyable aspects of learning the violin. Each incremental lesson provides students with the encouragement they need to propel them towards mastery of this versatile and expressive instrument.As they progress, students learn a variety of familiar children's favorites, such as Mary Had A Little Lamb, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Frere Jacques, as well as many world-famous tunes, like Beethoven's Ode to Joy, Silent Night and Amazing Grace. So, whether you are young or just young at heart and looking for a simple, yet exciting way to amaze and entertain your friends and family with beautiful violin playing, this is the book for you.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
Holding the Bow
12
Playing the Violin
24
Appendix
69
1st Position Chart
121
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About the author (2011)

Fabrizio Ferrari is an Italian musician graduated from the Milan Conservatory with a master's degree in violin performance. Beginning in 1992, Ferrari enjoyed an 11-year professional career performing with some of Europe's finest orchestras. In 2004, Ferrari moved to the United States and began an online sheet music company. As the founder and president of Virtual Sheet Music, Inc. (www.virtualsheetmusic.com), he has been very active in promoting classical music for new generations of music lovers to discover and enjoy. Ferrari has also been a champion and advocate for his fellow musicians. He created the Musician's Page (www.musicianspage.com), a website dedicated to the social networking of musicians and patrons alike.

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