Happy New Scalar Practice
2014 is HERE!
And with it, a new year, new challenges, new students and higher level exams.
I’d like to recommend a book at this point. It was written by Prof Alan Solomon, one of South Africa’s greatest celebrity violinists (now living in Pasadena). He has a fine touch with how to make the violin feel completely intuitive; so much so that many Suzuki teachers here often used his “Not Another Scale Book” as a standard alongside the Suzuki method.
The book was out of print for a while – at which point all sorts of teachers called each other (and also me) to find out where to get copies. Luckily the book is reprinted in a new edition.
Teachers, students, young hobby violinists, young professionals – seriously, you could do worse than get a copy of this book.
For sentimentality, the whole book is in the original handwriting of…
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