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This workbook is designed to make violin technique easier to grasp, to reduce its complexity and arrange it systematically.
Skills such as coordination, speed, touch and musical ear can be developed efficiently and effectively with the help of this workbook. Difficult passages in a piece of music can be reduced to their technical essence.
There are three important principles:
-scales according to H. Leonard (1819 – 1890)
-the circle of fifths
Most of the exercises cover all the keys and positions. They can easily be played by heart, thus aiding concentration.
The left-hand technique consists of three important movements, which can be combined:
-moving from the G-string to the E-string and back without changing position
-ascending and descending through various positions on one or two strings. Add to this every nuance of vibrato.
Double stops should be studied at length in the notated broken form together with the single technique. The development of bowing technique is mainly based on tetrachords and sequences. Eighteen bowing techniques are presented, which in a later stage can be combined with left hand technique and used in special studies.
Study numbers 44, 45 and 47 can be very well applied to Op. 2 by Otakar Sevcik, parts 5 and 6. This is highly recommended.
This book does not attempt to be comprehensive but wishes to offer a coherent and logical approach.