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Very useful book, if I teach someone when I finish my studies, I hope I will leave an impression like him on my students. His way of teaching is something that not many teachers have (having had about a dozen teachers since I've started playing the violin)and it shows that he has a lot of wisdom for everything that he says is very logical but not many people know. This was a great book and I hope more teachers will go by it in the future. His technique in playing shows even without him actually ...more
Dec 25, 2010 Beth rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Well, I've skimmed through and found much of it immediately useful, but really haven't come close to reading it all...finally purchased it after getting it from the library a half dozen times...look forward to enjoying it for many years to come, especially as my instructor was a student of Galamian...what a legacy...
The technique is solid, the pics are precise, the exercises applicable. I play and teach by it! But man, for being such a great teacher Galamian was no writer. So much of the copy could have been simplified and clarified to make this a much more powerful teaching tool.