|Author||: Stanley Ritchie|
|Publisher||: Indiana University Press|
|Total Pages||: 168|
|Rating||: 4/5 (10 Downloads)|
Download or read book Before the Chinrest written by Stanley Ritchie and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2012-07-16 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on the principles of Francesco Geminiani and four decades of experience as a baroque and classical violinist, Stanley Ritchie offers a valuable resource for anyone wishing to learn about 17th-18th-and early 19th-century violin technique and style. While much of the work focuses on the technical aspects of playing the pre-chinrest violin, these approaches are also applicable to the viola, and in many ways to the modern violin. Before the Chinrest includes illustrated sections on right- and left-hand technique, aspects of interpretation during the Baroque, Classical, and early-Romantic eras, and a section on developing proper intonation.