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The Dounis Collection

Opp. 12, 15 (two books), 16 (two books), 18, 20, 21, 27, 29, 30

By Demetrius Constantine Dounis

Chamber violin
Opp. 12, 15 (two books), 16 (two books), 18, 20, 21, 27, 29, 30. Composed by Demetrius Constantine Dounis. Perfect - A' Hinge. Back To School. Instructional and Studies. Instructional book. With bowings, fingerings and introductory text. 303 pages. Carl Fischer Music #BF16. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.BF16).

Item Number: CF.BF16

ISBN 9780825858505. 9x12 inches.

Dounis was one of the most prominent violin pedagogues of the twentieth century. He was revered for his intense concern for the proper ergonomics of violin playing as well as the emphasis on the role of the brain, not just the fingers in appropriate violin practicing and playing. The eleven books that make up this anthology are the most comprehensive collection ever published of this master’s works. It includes clearly edited material as well as content that have not been in print for decades. This 290-page book features an insightful foreword to help string players understand the master’s approach as well as to give the reader a historical perspective. A must for the serious violin player!

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  • August 10, 2018 The Dounis Collection

    D.C. Dounis was a genius with a keenly analytical mind and one of the most revered educators of recent previous generations. This collection is a valuable asset to any string player. Dounis knew and taught that good technique is a function of coordination of mind and body. Certainly he...

    was not the first to know and apply this idea, but, the exercises in this volume take learning coordination much farther than any others.Being both a very accomplished violinist, violist and mandolin player and also an MD (specializing in neurology and psychiatry), he brought all of his knowledge to his teaching and the exercises in his books. This collection gives us valuable tools toward helping us overcome technical difficulties as we confront them. My only criticism of the collection is that it is not complete. The books which are left out also have value; adding them to future editions or publishing them in a second volume would be much appreciated.

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  • October 10, 2011 Perfect book reference

    The book is in great condition and of cource is one of the most important book in violin technique.

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  • October 31, 2006 Irreplaceable exercises

    The collection of 11 Dounis etude books should be the basis of any advanced violinist's daily study. In my opinion, this ranks with the works of Paganini, Sevcik, Ricci and all of the famous etude books of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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