Violin Lessons – Practice Tip #2

Relaxation is a concept often bandied about as an essential element in the pursuit of optimal instrumental performance. The interesting paradox is that while relaxation can be seen as an essentially static endeavor, that is, the state of “being relaxed” a way of achieving this state can be through movement. Shifting exercises, when done smoothly and with a certain economy of movement can induce a state of relaxation in the left hand. These exercises can vary extensively, and there are many published approaches available, a good example is the Sevcik Violin Study Op. 8.

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Learning Violin – Bow Technique

This sample, taken from the “Violin Starter Kit” discusses the importance of dividing the violin bow into parts so that the student better understands how to approach the violin bow as a whole. The other aspect of this lesson is to emphasize the importance of the legato bow stoke. Basically, legato is the wellspring from which all other “bow stroke knowledge” springs forth. It’s a foundational thing, and can contribute greatly to a player’s personal enjoyment of playing the violin.

Paul Huppert teaches Violin Lessons Online on the website:
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Violin Lessons Online – Learn How To Play Danny Boy

Paul Huppert teaches Violin Lessons Online on the website:
www.OnlineLessonVideos.com.

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