The writings of the great Soviet violin pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich have, for the first time, been translated into English and published in the book "The Russian Violin School: The Legacy of Yuri Yankelevich." This article highlights two of his original essays.
Find out how to implement this four-step plan to achieve effective practicing and practice like a professional musician.
A brief survey on selected pedagogical publications of Greek violin teacher Demetrius Constantine Dounis, including "The Artist's Technique of Violin Playing."
This article will offer a brief summary of "The Twelve Lesson Course" in "A New Approach to Violin Playing" by renowned Hungarian violinist and pedagogue Kato Havas.
The vibrato is one of the most fascinating aspects of violin playing. To master vibrato, we need to understand its working mechanism. Here's how to play vibrato.
A guide to playing the violin with good, proper posture by understanding the concepts of balance and ease and eliminating unnecessary tension in the body.
Learn about the four different families of instruments found in an orchestra. Understand the characteristics of each instrument so that you can recognize them the next time you go to the symphony!
Find out some of the chamber music that you can play when there are only violinists around.
Explore some of the most well-known arrangements for violin and orchestra that carry descriptive titles and involve extra-musical narratives.
Learn about the violin works suitable for pre-advanced students. Explore the concertos by Viotti, Rode, de Bériot, and Kabalevsky.
Explore the technical works of Wohlfahrt, Kayser, Mazas, Dont, Kreutzer, and Rode. Understand how violin etudes and studies benefit professional violinists and students.
Learn to play the violin with good intonation, understand the different systems of tuning, and develop a solid left-hand technique.
Learn about each aspect that affects your tone in violin playing. Find out how to properly play with captivating sound like the great violinists.
The chin rest that came with your instrument when you bought it might not be a good fit. Learn about some of the factors to consider when selecting a chin rest.
Learn about some oft-neglected, student-level concertos that are beautiful and full of pedagogic value. Explore the works of Rieding, Seitz, and others.
How to stay motivated when learning violin as an adult, teen, or child. A guide for people of all ages interested in learning to play music on any instrument.