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ERIC Number: EJ781803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
Dexterity Drills for the Student Violinist
Darling, Cynthia
Teaching Music, v15 n3 p49 Dec 2007
Practical dexterity exercises are essential for the student violinist. Dimitri Hadjipetkov, the tricampus strings director at the Montclair Kimberley Academy in Montclair, New Jersey, identifies three main benefits resulting from dexterity drills and exercises: (1) strengthening the third and fourth finger in first position; (2) improving students' ability to play accidentals; and (3) increasing overall intonation. One additional benefit from working these exercises is prevention of overuse problems in student players. This article presents some recommended books with dexterity exercises for student violinists.
MENC: The National Association for Music Education. P.O. Box 1584, Birmingham, AL 35201. Tel: 800-336-3768; Web site: http://www.menc.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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