Before the Chinrest : A Violinist's Guide to the Mysteries of Pre-Chinrest Technique and Style Paperback / softback
Part of the Publications of the Early Music Institute series
Drawing on the principles of Francesco Geminiani and four decades of experience as a baroque and classical violinist, Stanley Ritchie offers a valuable resource for anyone wishing to learn about 17th-18th-and early 19th-century violin technique and style.
While much of the work focuses on the technical aspects of playing the pre-chinrest violin, these approaches are also applicable to the viola, and in many ways to the modern violin.
Before the Chinrest includes illustrated sections on right- and left-hand technique, aspects of interpretation during the Baroque, Classical, and early-Romantic eras, and a section on developing proper intonation.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 168 pages
- Publisher: Indiana University Press
- Publication Date: 16/07/2012
- Category: String instruments
- ISBN: 9780253223180