Happy New Scalar Practice

Violin Tricks

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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