TONE: Experimenting with proportions on the viola
Experimenting with proportions on the viola
Fitzroy Music Press. 100 pages.
This is a book that has waited 300 years to be written! Now available in alto clef.
Once you see the simple material it is all so obvious - and the effects of practising it are so striking - that you have to wonder why nobody has written something like this before.
A landmark addition to the literature of the viola, it is designed for all players from near-beginner to soloists..
The new control and evenness that comes into the bow arm and tone, after only a short practice of these ultra-simple exercises, is really extraordinary. And it gets better and better the more you do.
The five key exercises in The Secrets of Tone Production DVD are the basis of all the exercises in Tone: Experimenting with proportions on the viola. If you take those five exercises and apply them to every bow stroke, on every string, in different positions, and including the most common bow-stroke patterns and so on, what you would end up with is the Tone book.
But put this book on the music stand and there it is, all written out for you systematically, and all you have to do is play what's there.
This astonishingly effective material is the quickest way for less advanced players to start to draw a truly sweet and singing tone out of their instrument.
For professional players it is perfect for keeping their playing at its highest-ever standard, and for taking it ever further.
For the SECRETS OF TONE PRODUCTION DVD, please go HERE