PEDAGOGY instruments musicianship books

Books on String Pedagogy

Auer, Leopold (1921). Violin Playing As I Teach It. Frederick A. Stokes Co., New York, NY.

Bakhsheayesh, Gloria. Dancing Bows.

Brun, Paul (2000). A New History of the Double Bass. Villeneuve d'Ascq, France: Paul Brun Productions.

Costantakos, Chris A. (1997) Rev. ed. Demetrios Constantine Dounis : His method in teaching violin.New York : Peter Lang.

Dalton, David. (1988). Playing the viola : conversations with William Primrose. Oxford University Press.

Donnington, Robert (1977). String Playing in Baroque Music. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Dounis, D.C. (1921). The Artist's Technique of Violin Playing. Charles Dumont & Sons, Inc.

Erdlee, Emery (1988). The Mastery of the Bow. Tamarac, Fl: Distinctive Publishing Corporation.

Fischer, Simon (1997). Basics: 300 Exercises and Practice Routines for the Violin. New York: Edition Peters.

Flesch, Carl. 1924 (revised 1939). The Art of Violin Playing. Book I, Technique in General, Applied Technique. Chicago: Carl Fischer Inc.

Flesch, Carl. (1930). The Art of Violin Playing. Book II, Artistic Realization and Instruction. Chicago: Carl Fischer Inc.

Galamian, Ivan. (1985). Principals of Violin Playing and Teaching London: Prentice Hall.

Geminiani, Francesco, David Dodge Boyden (1751, 1951) The Art of Playing the Violin, 1751. London: Oxford University Press.

Gerle, Robert.(1983). The Art of Practising the Violin. London: Stainer and Bell.

Gerle, Robert (1991). The Art of Bowing Practice. London: Stainer and Bell.

Gigante, Charles (1986). Manual of Orchestral Bowing. Bloomington, IN : American String Teachers Association ; Frangipani Press.

Green, Barry. The Fundamentals of Double Bass Playing. Cincinnatti, OH: Piper Co.

Green, Elizabeth (1993). Miraculous Teacher: Ivan Galamian and the Meadowmount experience. Bryn Mawr, PA: Theodore Presser.

Haman, Donald L., and Robert Gillespie (2004). Strategies for Teaching Strings: Building a Successful String and Orchestra Program. New York: Oxford University Press.

Havas, Kato (1961). A New Approach To Violin Playing . London:Bosworth & Co.

Havas, Kato (1968). The Violin and I. London: Bosworth & Co.

Havas, Kato (1964). The twelve lesson course in A New Approach to Violin Playing, with exercises relating to the fundamental balances. London: Bosworth & Co.

Havas, Kato (1973). Stage Fright: Its Causes And Cures, With Special Reference To String Playing. London: Bosworth & Co.

Hodgson, Percival (1958). Motion Study and Violin Bowing. Urbana: American String Teachers Association.

Jamiesons, Nannie (1991). Technique in a Nutshell for Violin and Viola. European String Teachers Association.

Kendall, John D (1973). The Suzuki violin method in American music education; what the American music educator should know about Shinichi Suzuki. Reston, VA: MENC.

Kjelland, James (2003). Orchestral Bowing: Style and Function, Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing. Contains text and workbook.

Menuhin, Yehudi (1986). The compleat violinist: thoughts, exercises, reflections of an itinerant violinist. New York: Summit Books.

Menuhin, Yehudi, and William Primrose (1976). Violin and viola. New York: Schirmer Books.

Mischakoff, Anne (1985). Sfozando! Music Medecine for String Players. Reston, VA: American String Teachers Association.

Mozart, Leopold (1951). 2nd ed. A treatise on the fundamental principles of violin playing. London: Oxford University Press.

Perkins, Marianne Murray (1995). A comparison of violin playing techniques :Kato Havas, Paul Rolland, and Shinichi Suzuki. Reston, VA: American String Teachers Association.

Polnauer, Frederick F (1964). Senso-motor study and its application to violin playing. Urbana, IL: American String Teachers Association.

Rolland Paul,  Marla Mutschler and Frances A. Hellebrandt (2000).  2nd rev. ed. The Teaching of Action in String Playing. Urbana, Illinois : Illinois String Research Associates (available through ASTA).

Rolland, Paul (1990). Basic principles of violin playing : a report prepared for the MENC Committee on String Instruction in the Schools. New York: Boosey and Hawkes.

Sazer, Victor. New Directions in Cello Playing: How To Make Cello Playing Easier and Play Without Pain.Ofnote, PO Box 66760, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Phone:310 391-9787 Fax:310 391-1251

This book introduces natural, tension-free ways of playing the cello. It presents anatomically-improved ways of sitting and holding the cello, a new approach to left arm and hand techniques and fundamentals of bowing. It also addresses musicians' pain problems, including causes of pain, types of injuries and pain prevention.

Starr, William J (1976). The Suzuki violinist :a guide for teachers and parents. Knoxville, Tenn. : Kingston Ellis Press.

Suzuki, Shinichi (1969). Nurtured by Love. New York: Exposition Press.

Suzuki, Shinichi and Elizabeth Mills (1973). The Suzuki Concept: an introduction to a successful method for early music education. Berkely: Diablo Press.

Suzuki, Shinichi (1983). Ability Development from Age Zero. Athens, OH: Ability Development.

Szende, Otto, and Mihaly Nemessuri (1971). The physiology of violin playing. London: Collet's. ISBN: 0569061962.

Szigeti, Joseph (1970). Szigeti on the violin. New York, F.A. Praeger.

Winberg, Salus (1990). Stretching for Strings. Reston VA: American String Teachers Association.

Young, Phyllis (1978). Playing the String Game: Strategies for Teaching Cello and Strings. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Young, Phyllis (1986). The String Play: the drama of teaching and playing strings. Austin: University of Texas Press.

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