'Original, detailed...useful to anyone sincerely concerned with violin technique.' - Dorothy DeLay
For professional violinists
Here are handy warm-up exercises which cut the time it takes to keep your playing in shape to a bare minimum. The busy musician, who has limited time to spend on technical maintenance work, will find that Basics offers the least time-consuming methods of keeping everything in order.
Exercises to keep a warm and even tone, for settled and reliable intonation, to maintain a relaxed and versatile vibrato, for accuracy in shifting, and much more.
Key technique-building exercises as used by the great teachers and players - many of which have never been written down before. Always simple and direct, Basics offers powerful methods of solving those frustrating problems that always seem to hold up progress in all but a few pupils.
Awkwardness and tension, crooked bow, weak tone, poor intonation, vibrato problems - Basics exercises give immediate, concrete results.
Nothing can replace a teacher, but Basics will help you teach yourself in between lessons. Improve your tone, intonation, shifting, and ease of playing. With Basics, the results are immediate and obvious - you feel the improvement as you play.
For parents, guardians, friends and family
Do you practise with your children? The clear, straight-forward text can easily be followed even by non-players. With Basics you can guide your children yourself to supplement the weekly lesson (many of the exercises are suitable even for the youngest), dramatically speeding up their rate of progress.