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Adding to the literature and materials of string players in the 21st century.
Demystifying the study of string playing, and bringing to thousands of players around the world a level of help and training that had previously been the privilege of only the few.
"Simon Fischer is a thoroughly accomplished violinist, a wonderful musician."
Vladimir Ashkenazy - pianist, conductor
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A recent comment from violinist.com:
"The Simon Fischer books are head and shoulders above all the rest - Galamian, Flesch, Auer, Menuhin, Havas, Gerle, Bronstein. I have studied them all. None comes close to Fischer."
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Simon Fischer writing about rhythm for The Violin Channel. Please click here.
Simon Fischer playing his transcriptions. Please click here
A recent message to Simon Fischer about the Scales book
Part of a recent letter to Simon Fischer about the tone exercises
A description of a masterclass given by Simon Fischer at Baylor College, Texas, USA, in 2016
A recent message to Simon:
Dear Mr. Simon Fischer, I am just writing to thank you for all the work, love and care that you have put into your books. I have been using the Scales book daily for years, and I have recently bought The Violin Lesson. I am loving reading this book, and experimenting with tone production and all the activities you propose. There is so much depth and wisdom into every page! I feel like your book is a door into mindfulness through violin playing, and a door to experience music deeply. I just wanted to say THANK YOU.
A recent message from a customer on placing their order:
As a performer and a teacher, I want to thank you for being an inspiration and source of refined, practical ideas over the years.
Recent comment from www.violinist.com
As for vibrato - Jean is right, the chapter on vibrato at the end of Simon Fischer’s Basics book is a treasure trove. The first ten or so exercises of the chapter will directly address your needs, as far as acquiring and developing the mechanics of your vibrato; the exercises after that are designed to bring about greater control of the finer nuances of vibrato. I use Simon Fischer’s works quite a bit in my own practice, and in my teaching - and I encourage you invest in this book and apply the exercises in it.
Interview on violinist.com about the DoubleStops book
The Secrets of Tone Production on All Bowed String Instruments DVD is also available via streaming from MusicGurus
Lifetime contribution award from ESTA
In 2014 Simon Fischer received an award from the European String Teachers Association
'In celebration of a lifetime contribution to String Teaching'
Recommended YouTube videos of the week:
Nathan Cole on how to practice the vibrato exercises in the Warming up book, Simon playing Prokofiev.
Also, see the 'Video unavailable' - you just have to watch it on YouTube. It is a fascinating, slow-motion film of the vibrating string. You can see exactly what the bow does to make it vibrate.
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