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Viva Vibrato! - Violin

By Robert Frost, Gerald Fischbach

Orchestra violin - Intermediate
Composed by Robert Frost, Gerald Fischbach. Orchestra method/study. Method book. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.96VN).

Item Number: KJ.96VN

Viva Vibrato! by Gerald F. Fischbach and Robert S. Frost is exciting, innovative, and revolutionary in its approach to teaching vibrato. There has never been anything like it before.

The upbeat style and dialogue, and contemporary design, gently guides students through a five-section curriculum: Vibrato Readiness, The Birth of a Vibrato, The Developing Vibrato, The Maturing Vibrato, The Artistic Vibrato. All teachers of string instruments will find Viva Vibrato! user friendly, whether in a private studio or in a homogeneous or heterogeneous string class.

Features include:
Swingercises - Developmental exercises and techniques guide both student and teacher through an effective, friendly vibrato curriculum.
Literature - The folk songs and solos were selected for their high musical quality, beauty, range of musical style, and their application to a specific vibrato technique.
Photographs - State of the art, multiple image photographs are used to reinforce the written text.
Viva Advice - Quick, useful insights and suggestions in the Teacher's Manual will provide increased pedagogical power.
History, Anatomy, Physics, Equipment, Pedagogy - A wealth of valuable resource material is included to assist the string and non-string teacher in gaining a better understanding of the teaching of vibrato.

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  • 5

    Vivian Fink
    Hondo, TX, USA
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  • 2009-01-07 00:00:00.0 Good good vibrations!

    This book is wonderful for those of us who are less coordinated than average. If you want an easy way to learn vibrato, this is it. Guaranteed successful! My best advice is to take it slowly and get each step down really well before advancing. Patience, grasshopper!

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  • 2008-07-03 00:00:00.0 Not What I Expected

    As a private violin/viola teacher for over 5 years I was looking for a simple book to teach vibrato to my intermediate students. This book isn't what I expected at all. A lot of the ideas in it are things that I already knew. Also, I am going...

    to need to sit down and study the materials and determine what to use from the book as it isn't straightforward. I'm glad it didn't cost more.

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