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"beautifully and bountifully illustrated..."--American String Teacher

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Indispensable guide 27 April 2008
By G. Morris - Published on
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I am attempting to self-teach myself violin. (I am not entirely a newbie -- I play piano and guitar.) This book and a mirror are indispensable for setup (holding the violin, posture, holding the bow, bowing mechanics, etc). Be aware however, that that's what it is. It is not a method book.
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Introduction and Advanced Book you will find. 8 Mar. 2007
By Roberto R. Palacios - Published on
Format: Paperback
I really love this book. It helped me correct the wrong

posture and technique I used to do. It helped make things

that were difficult to do a lot easier.

It's packed with usefull tips and techniques.

This guide is essential for any violinist advanced or


I highly recommend it. Buy it enjoy it and be happy l

ike me.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
great book 19 Jun. 2008
By Nathan Grammatico - Published on
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i bought this book many for vibrato and how to hold the violin etc. this book is great. almost every aspect of this book is covered by a pro. teaches you posture and other things essential for self-teaching yourself the violin. this book is great for beginners and those that intermediates which need to fine-tune their skills

matthew G
A much-needed guide..wish I'd had this kind of start. 2 April 2015
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An essential guide for violin students of all levels and teachers of string instruments. It could, as well, be of great interest to anyone interested in developing a deeper understanding and appreciation of violin performance. I find the information to be presented in a logical, useful, well-organized format, augmented by Dana Duke's photographs. Professor Rush very clearly elucidates the fundamentals of set-up for the right and left hands, and of integration of right and left together. He offers vivid, finely detailed practical pointers on bowing, vibrato, and practicing. I would wish anyone picking up the violin for the first time to have the benefit of this compendium of wisdom about a good set-up, and think that it would also prove helpful for more advanced students who are working to "rehab" issues with playing, whether in terms of sound or physical form. This has been immediately helpful to me, to have more insight and understanding to apply to my own development with the instrument.
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