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Principles of Violin Playing & Teaching

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Unknown Binding, 160 pages
Published January 1st 1985 by Prentice Hall (first published 1964)
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Dreamergirl
Sep 11, 2011 Dreamergirl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
Gloria Sun
Mar 30, 2016 Gloria Sun rated it it was amazing
Super valuable resource for violinists, at a certain level.
If you give this to a beginner, they will not understand 99% of what is going on. But for someone like me, who has been studying the craft for a number of years, Galamian not only tells you how to play, but how to practice, and throughout, how to teach. I really like the way he breaks down practicing into three "times" - building time, interpreting time, and performing time. With the right hand he goes into the three variables of sound p
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Beth
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...
Jennie
Jul 08, 2008 Jennie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Stephen Mak
Oct 20, 2015 Stephen Mak is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very good book if u learn violin playing. Especially if you just start to learn violin. There are parts may be too difficult for beginner but really worth in reading it.
Alison
Mar 10, 2008 Alison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is my Bible
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