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Contemporary Violin Technique, Volume 1

Scale and Arpeggio Exercises with Bowing and Rhythm Patterns

By Ivan Galamian

Scale and Arpeggio Exercises with Bowing and Rhythm Patterns. Composed by Ivan Galamian. Bestseller, Methods. Instructional and Technique. Method book. 115 pages. Galaxy Music Corporation #1.2356. Published by Galaxy Music Corporation (EC.1.2356).

Item Number: EC.1.2356

ISBN 600313123566. 9x12 inches.

The Ivan Galamian string technique series presents an integrated and comprehensive approach to master the essential elements of string playing. Expanding on the principles of the master teacher's Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching , this series has been adapted to the unique technical challenges and physical dimensions of each instrument with eminent co-authors (Violin: Frederick Neumann; Viola: Karen Olson; Violoncello: Hans Jorgen Jensen). These volumes systematically guide the student to establish agility and control of the left hand, to build important basic skills of the bow arm, and develop coordination between hands. A lifelong companion to the serious string player.

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  • 5

    Rome, Italy
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  • November 10, 2007 Every violinist needs this book.

    I am already a more proficient player after working with this book for about a month. The combination of the exercises and supplementary bowing patterns guide enables the player to work on a variety of problems at once: finger patterns, positions, intonation, bowing--it's all here!

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  • 4

    Raleigh, NC
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  • February 18, 2007 A classic text

    This book has been a classic for advanced students honing their skills in accurate, precise scale studies. Galamian's text is exhaustive, taking students through every possible scale and rhythmic variation, in 3 and 4 octaves. Not for the easily intimidated--but useful for the advanced student.

    33 of 62 people found this review helpful.
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