The writings of the great Soviet violin pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich has 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.
A brief survey on selected pedagogical publications of Greek violin teacher, Demetrius Constantine Dounis.
A brief summary to "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.
A guide to playing the violin with good 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 works 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, Kreutzer, and Rode. Understand how violin etudes and studies benefit the 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 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 of the often neglected student-level concertos that are so beautiful and full of pedagogic value. Explore the works of Rieding, Seitz, Sitt, Portnoff, and Accolay.
A guide for music teachers, parents, and students of all ages to answer the question: When is the best age to take music lessons? Also, how to improve and stay motivated as a teen or adult student.