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Author Ritchie, Stanley.
Title Before the chinrest : a violinist's guide to the mysteries of pre-chinrest technique and style / Stanley Ritchie.
Imprint Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2012.

Author Ritchie, Stanley.
Series Publications of the Early Music Institute
Publications of the Early Music Institute.
Subject Violin -- Performance -- History -- 17th century.
Violin -- Performance -- History -- 18th century.
Description 1 online resource (165 pages) : music
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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 e.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction: How to Support the Pre-Chinrest Violin; Part 1. Right-Hand Technique; General Observations; 1. Tone Production; Basic Right-Hand Technique; The Importance of Arm Weight; The Use of Arm Weight; 2. Bow-Strokes; Lifted Strokes; Slurred Notes; Retaking; Z-Bowing; Martele and Spiccato; Sautille; Bariolage; Ondeggiando; 3. Chordal Technique; 4. Bow Division; 5. Swift-Bows; 6. Combination Strokes; Part 2. Left-Hand Technique; 7. Position-Changing Exercises; Basic Concepts; The Position of the Left Hand; The Swing; Shifting.
ISBN 9780253001115 (electronic bk.)
0253001110 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 796384066
Additional Format Print version: Ritchie, Stanley. Before the Chinrest : A Violinist's Guide to the Mysteries of Pre-Chinrest Technique and Style. Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2012 9780253223180

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