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Violin for Dummies (For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)) (2 PAP/CDR): Rapoport, Katharine: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Violin for Dummies (For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)) (2 PAP/CDR)
Violin for Dummies (For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)) (2 PAP/CDR)
Publisher : For Dummies
Published Date : 2012/05
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781118273593

BookWeb Price : S$ 34.19
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Language : English
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Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A08602030
Continuations: Monograph Series,any number
Subject Development: Techniques
Academic Level: Extracurricular

The bestselling guide to teaching yourself the violin just got better Despite being one of the most popular musical instruments for budding musicians, the violin has a reputation as being amongst the most difficult to learn. But no longer. Violin for Dummies is packed with the information you need to learn the art of this beautiful instrument, whether you're looking to get a head start before taking up lessons or are already studying with a tutor but want a little boost. With this book you have everything you need to get started. Even if you've never read a note of music, this book will have you playing in no time, introducing you to the fundamentals of the violin, from selecting and tuning to understanding rhythm, musical notation, and harmony.* Walks you through everything from how to hold your violin to playing popular classical, jazz, gypsy, and fiddle tunes * Filled with all-new content, including new music and updated resources * Designed for aspiring musicians going it alone, the book can also serve as an invaluable aid for instructors Fully revised and updated, Violin For Dummies builds on the winning formula that made the original a bestseller, establishing it as the only book the aspiring violinist needs to get started. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase

Contents
Introduction 1 Part IIntroducing the Violin 9 Chapter 2: Getting Started with the Violin 17 Chapter 3: Holding Up Well 39 Part II: Getting Started: The Basics 53 Chapter 4: Taking a Bow 55 Chapter 5: Getting the Left Hand Right 73 Chapter 6: All Together Now 91 Part III: Reading Music for the Violin 107 Chapter 7: Translating Five Lines onto Four Strings 109 Chapter 8: Making Rhythm Count 127 Chapter 9: Measuring Up: A Guide to Meter 141 Part IV: Musicianship and Harmony 163 Chapter 10: Weighing In on Scales 165 Chapter 11: Cracking Key Signatures 189 Chapter 12: Making Sweet Music Together: Harmony 197 Part V: Taking It Up a Notch: Techniques and Styles 207 Chapter 13: Becoming Fluent in the Language of Bowing 209 Chapter 14: Putting Your Finger on It 241 Chapter 15: Playing with Style 285 Part VI: Getting into Gear, Staying in Gear 309 Chapter 16: Finding the Right Violin and Bow for You 311 Chapter 17: Protecting Your Assets: Violin Care and Maintenance 329 Part VII: The Part of Tens 355 Chapter 18: Ten Performers -- and Their Recordings 357 Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Go beyond This Book 363 Chapter 20: Ten (Or So) Tips on Finding a Teacher 373 Appendix: How to Use the Audio and Video Tracks 383 Index 395