The Violinist S Thumb

Author: Sam Kean
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448127505
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Unravelling the genetic code hasn't always been easy - from its earliest days, genetics has been rife with infighting, backstabbing and controversial theories - but scientists can now finally read the astounding stories inscribed in our DNA ...

The Cambridge Companion To The Violin

Author: Robin Stowell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521399234
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The prevailing cantabile ideals and the increasing popularity of the sonata and
concerto in France in the mid eighteenth century led to the demise of the thumb-
under-hair 'French' grip in favour of the greater subtleties of tone production
offered by the Italian method. Furthermore, L'abbe le fils implies that the hand
was placed at the frog and not, as Geminiani, Corrette and Leopold Mozart had
advised, slightly above it (c.3-7 cm). The normal bow grip of nineteenth-century
violinists ...

The Russian Violin School

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ISBN: 0199917612
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The extent to which the thumb slides below the neck largely depends on its
length (the individual characteristics of the left hand also define where the index
finger comes into contact with the violin neck—ranging from the base of the first
phalange to almost where the first phalange meets the second). Certain students
of Piotr Stolyarsky had a tendency to hold the thumb lower. In analyzing the
thumb's position, Flesch correctly noted that generally the violinist's thumb
assumes two ...

An Index To Articles Published In The Etude Magazine 1883 1957 Title Index Subject Index

Author: Pamela Richardson Dennis
Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.
ISBN: 9780895797186
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... Oct28:783 Thumb Position, May36:324 To Strengthen a Weak Vibrato, Oct53:
25 Training the Violinist 's Fourth F inger, Jan27:70 Two Faulty Finger Habits in
String Instrument Playing, Jly22:498 Use of Pizzicato in Cello Teaching, Sep3 I
1665 Use of the Thumb, Dec34:746 Vibrato and Portamento, Oct37:680 Violin F
ingerings, Aug37:54I Violinist 's Finger Nails, Mar37: I 98 Violinist's Thumb,
Feb20:I34 Watch the Thumb, Sep20:635 What Is Advance F ingering?, Feb54:25
When Left ...

Playing The Violin

Author: Mark Rush
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317721330
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Another frequent problem is placing the thumb too far under the neck of the
instrument. This tends to distort the shape of the hand position and also prevents
the thumb from offering sufficient support for the finger pressure. Some violinists
play with a high thumb, which I cannot advocate. A high thumb prevents the
thumb from providing counterpressure to the fingers and encourages a player to
grip the neck. Furthermore, when one shift s, an extra movement is necessary, as
the thumb ...

The Early Violin And Viola

Author: Robin Stowell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521625555
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In the early Baroque period, the thumb was placed typically on the hair near the
frog. Italian violinists introduced a thumb position on the under side of the stick,
but the thumb-on-hair 'French grip', with three fingers placed on top of the stick
and the little finger commonly braced in the back of the stick, persisted in France
into the eighteenth century and was especially suitable for heavily accented
dance music.67 The standardisation of bow construction prompted a
corresponding, ...

Technique And Interpretation In Violin Playing

Author: Rowsby Woof
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473391776
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correspondingly the most benefited by correctly holding the neck of the violin. It is
also necessary to avoid bending the tip of the thumb towards the body of the
violin. The habit may be acquired before the pupil has advanced beyond the first
position. But it most frequently occurs when an inexperienced player descends
from the higher positions, and is a cause of much lack of facility in descending
scale passages. With the tip of the thumb thus held, a padlock, so to speak,
fastens the ...

Ole Bull

Author: Einar Haugen
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299132507
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The violin neck rested on the "palmar surface" of the left thumb and sloped
downward toward the collarbone. (This angle, with the violin sloping downward
into the collarbone, was and is the reverse of usual practice.) Violinists generally
use the head and chin to anchor the violin so that the left hand does not need to
support the instrument's weight, but Bull let the entire weight of the violin rest on
his left-hand thumb. Since he did not seek additional support by gripping the
violin ...

Violin For Dummies

Author: Katharine Rapoport
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119022916
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If you took piano lessons as a kid and remember the way your teacher numbered
each of your fingers, forget those numbers — you're a violinist now! Pianists call
their thumb number 1, and they live their whole lives under the illusion that they
have five fingers. We violinists know that the thumb's not a real finger, just the
opposition (opposing thumbs being the distinguishing characteristic that makes
homo more sapiens than other species). So as Figure 5-5 shows, violinists
number ...

Violins And Violinists Magazine

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"As the shift is made," he went on, "the thumb comes forward, so that when the
shift is completed, the tip of the thumb is in the curie at the end of the neck. When
the player is set in the fifth position, A should be able to play up to the end of the
fingerboard without havi* to move his thumb. Unless, that is, he has an unusually
small hand. "Whether the shift is from third position to fifth, or from first to fifth or
higher, the principle remains the same — the tip of the thumb must arrive at the
curve ...