Contemporary Violin Technique, Volume 1. (Scale and Arpeggio Exercises with Bowing and Rhythm Patterns). By Ivan Galamian. For violin. Instructional and Technique. Instructional book. 115 pages. Published by Galaxy Music Corporation (EC.1.2356).
Location: from Rome, Italy
November 10, 2007
Every violinist needs this book.
I am already a more proficient player after working with this book for about a month. The combination of the exercises and supplementary bowing patterns guide enables the player to work on a variety of problems at once: finger patterns, positions, intonation, bowing--it's all here!
25 of 50 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Raleigh, NC
February 18, 2007
A classic text
This book has been a classic for advanced students honing their skills in accurate, precise scale studies. Galamian's text is exhaustive, taking students through every possible scale and rhythmic variation, in 3 and 4 octaves. Not for the easily intimidated--but useful for the advanced student.
25 of 48 people found this review helpful.