J:10307507:R:Developing Virtuosity, Book 1
Developing Virtuosity, Book 1
Lynne Latham, Thom Sharp & Gayley Hautzenroeder
- Latham Music Ltd
Volume 1 begins with open strings and basic notation, rhythms, and bowing skills. New notes, notation, and bowing skills are added in logical progression, reinforcing both right- and left-hand technique and developing the cognition for string performance. This book introduces students to: the basic major and minor tetrachords on all four strings; essential rhythmic notation from whole notes through eighth-note patterns; left-hand techniques such as easily played double stops, left-hand pizzicato, and differentiating whole and half steps; and bowing techniques, beginning with the detache bow stroke and continuing with staccato, slurs, producing dynamics with the bow, lifting the bow, arco-to-pizzicato technique, and hooked and loure bow strokes.