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Viva Vibrato! - Violin

By Gerald Fischbach

Orchestra violin - Intermediate
Composed by Gerald Fischbach and Robert Frost. Orchestra method/study. Method Book. Neil A. Kjos Music Company #96VN. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.96VN).

Item Number: KJ.96VN

ISBN 9780849733710.

Viva Vibrato! by Gerald F. Fischbach and Robert S. Frost is exciting, innovative, and revolutionary in its approach to teaching vibrato. There has never been anything like it before.

The upbeat style and dialogue, and contemporary design, gently guides students through a five-section curriculum: Vibrato Readiness, The Birth of a Vibrato, The Developing Vibrato, The Maturing Vibrato, The Artistic Vibrato. All teachers of string instruments will find Viva Vibrato! user friendly, whether in a private studio or in a homogeneous or heterogeneous string class.

Features include:
Swingercises - Developmental exercises and techniques guide both student and teacher through an effective, friendly vibrato curriculum.
Literature - The folk songs and solos were selected for their high musical quality, beauty, range of musical style, and their application to a specific vibrato technique.
Photographs - State of the art, multiple image photographs are used to reinforce the written text.
Viva Advice - Quick, useful insights and suggestions in the Teacher's Manual will provide increased pedagogical power.
History, Anatomy, Physics, Equipment, Pedagogy - A wealth of valuable resource material is included to assist the string and non-string teacher in gaining a better understanding of the teaching of vibrato.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • April 14, 2018 Vibrato basics

    I’ve taught vibrato without any books for many years. But I find this book helpful for several reasons:1. It reminds me to work on vibrato each week as we go thru etude and scale books there it is!2. Some students need the extra exercises presented in this...

    book. It may be saying the same thing I do, but using different words or something about the exercise clicks in their hands or their brains and they are off and running.3. The suggestion is to use those exercises that you find helpful. The older student can experiment with a page or two and choose the ones most helpful to themselves.4. Many of the exercises are fun!5. I don’t have to write things out in their notebooks where information is difficult to find if they need to go over something months later6. I probably won’t use this with every student, but I find it a useful tool in my teaching arsenal!Some of the exercises can be started right away with beginners and others, like varying the speed is more advanced

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  • 5

    Vivian Fink
    Hondo, TX, USA
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  • January 07, 2009 Good good vibrations!

    This book is wonderful for those of us who are less coordinated than average. If you want an easy way to learn vibrato, this is it. Guaranteed successful! My best advice is to take it slowly and get each step down really well before advancing. Patience, grasshopper!

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  • July 03, 2008 Not What I Expected

    As a private violin/viola teacher for over 5 years I was looking for a simple book to teach vibrato to my intermediate students. This book isn't what I expected at all. A lot of the ideas in it are things that I already knew. Also, I am going...

    to need to sit down and study the materials and determine what to use from the book as it isn't straightforward. I'm glad it didn't cost more.

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