Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching [Ivan Galamian] on Violin Technique, Volume 1: Scale and Arpeggio Exercises with Bowing and. 22 Mar I never met Ivan Galamian (nor do I agree with everything idea he had or . is a great way to learn and practice bowing and other techniques. [2] Ivan Galamian also includes exercises in his book, Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching. [3] Mastering the technique of playing long, sustained notes.

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And by this any individuality is saved. Playing the violin the line between the back of the hand and the lower arm should be more or less straight.

And, the sound should be unbroken, galanian out like an valamian silver thread, and always beautiful. Vice versa broken chords The problem is not to interrupt the regular flew of voices. Tactics of the teaching person with Steiner pupils and Steiner parents: When the fingers are too much spread, ivan galamian bow technique the whole hand can cramp.

Even ivan galamian bow technique useful is — a long bowing with changes of strings in combination with many changing notes — wave like movements in combination with changes of strings see Kreutzer exercise no. There has to be distinguished “firm” and “flying” Staccato.

Bow Speed Techniques – String Visions, from Ovation Press

Training for this is performed the best in the 3d position when the palm is touching the body of the violin, and first the exercise begins with the 2nd finger: Change of string technqiue to be performed with the whole arm.

Comment Name required Email will not be published required Website. Therefore profession of an ivan galamian bow technique teacher can be recommended only to persons who have a strong family behind them and have good and strong nerves. So, any escalation can be evaded in the beginning. Music ivan galamian bow technique can be perfect when the technical performance is perfect. But the situation in the music schools is another one. The focus of the interpretation time should be the musical expression realizing own personal ideas.

A teacher’s person never must humiliate the pupil’s person. Kinds of bowing The list is giving the succession of bowings learnt by the pupil’s person 1.

More kinds of breaking procedures depend on the taste and depend on the style ivan galamian bow technique on the conditions of the concert hall. According to this one has to install the bowings and part more bowings boow in a big hall having always a big volume of the needed sound filling the big hall. There are many forces at work which are attempting to turn ‘Public Domain’ information into a commodity which some can milk for a profit. In fact they cleverly filed this work as a second edition, with the work apparently being the first edition; so the original edition is obviously in the Public Domain and they had knowledge of these facts.


Not wanted slides should be evaded, techniue not all, or there will be a dry and cold violin playing. Vibrato There is the difference between arm vibrato – hand vibrato – ivan galamian bow technique finger vibrato – and all combinations of it. Parents of children have to be informed about ivxn connections.

Ivan Galamian: Basics and methods of violin playing

Double steps with vibrato First vibrato has to be trained with only one finger, and then it can be trained also with double steps with arm vibrato. Staccato in a fast tempo has got it’s base tehnique the tension of the bow, in combination with the muscle vibration in the arm, in the hand and in the fingers.

When there are fingering octaves and tenths the left hand has to be hold higher and ivan galamian bow technique straight ahead. The aim has to be that also the last listener in the last row tdchnique understand the performance.

Training Ricochet — one can begin little bit over the half of the bow: It contains nice stuff.

The aim is – according to the hall – getting a balance between vocal and consonant sounds. With other ivan galamian bow technique pupil’s persons too much compliment is unhealthy and is provoking less quality. NY, Carl Fischer, revised The left hand at the neck of the violin The left hand should touch the neck softly at the left and at the right side.

Ivan Galamian with violin in Pulling up the shoulder is not allowed. From the square to the top of the bow down bow — the bow hand is performing a movement to the right side in an extension way forward, countering the normal circle movement of the arm techniqe so, the forearm is extending, and the upper arm is pulling forward — at the same time the palm of ivan galamian bow technique bow hand has to be inclined downwards a little bit pronation because there has to be more pressure on the bow so the tone quality will remain the same — a very precise regulation is possible by the extension of the fingers when this is necessary.


I hope you will find gapamian exercises helpful. Ivan galamian bow technique temporal coordination in the left hand This is ivwn second essential factor for the development of the left hand: This is the time interpreting music peaces with the own musical ideas 8.

The finger tips should be in a position valamian little bit to the bridge and should touch the strings a little bit left from the middle of the finger tip. But the task of the thumb is only pressing a little on the neck as a yalamian pressure for the pressure of the playing fingers from above on the finger board. When the G string is played then the galanian should technuque pass to the right, when the E string is played so the elbow also should pass to the ivan galamian bow technique.

And there should never be an inclined position of the bow for this. Teh hand is turned a little bit into itself, ivan galamian bow technique only the thumb is in touch with the violin’s neck. Frederick Herman Martens New York: Mixing ivan galamian bow technique up is fun for students. This character of tone is dense and concentrated.

There is contact at the violin’s neck with the bkw and the first part of the forefinger first finger. The pupil gets mentally lazy and dependent, the music pupil gets iavn lazy and dependent. Posture of the left arm The level of the string going with the elbow The elbow never is without movement. One can also record the own biw. The peace has to grow together without breaks.

Fingering Fingerings ivan galamian bow technique to be considers from two points of view: This “giving away” the stupid pubertal girls – and mostly also from the mostly stupid parents – is a self protection for the teacher. This counts for any kind of art.