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CONTENTS.
PART I. The instrument.
Origin of the violin The oldest violins
I I
Development and perfecting of the violin
2
Prominent makers of the present day
3
Attempts at improving the violin
4
Search for the discovery of the old Italian makers' secrets
6
Distinguishing features of the old Italian violins
7
Imitations of the old Italian
violins Constituent parts of the violin
IO IO
Function of the soundpost
and bass bar Position of the bridge
12 12
Amount of pressure on the upper table
13
Dimensions of the violin The wood
13
The varnish The strings
14
Strings pure in fifths The string guage
15
Preservation of the strings . The bow
16
Different parts of the bow .
17
Resin Violin cases
18
Price of violins Price of violin cases Price of bows Preservation of the instrument
19
Cleaning the hair of the bow Names of the strings, and tuning
20
Compass of the violin
21
PART II. The technique of violin playing.
Position of the playei Holding the violin
22
Position of left hand and arm
23
Holding the bow
Position of right hand and arm
Examining the manner of
holding Bowing .
25
Principal signs used for the left hand and for bowing
27
Employment of up and down bows
28
The first exercises
29
Placing the fingers
30
Exercise in intervals
33
Chords in arpeggio
35
Stretching the 4'h finger . . Various styles of bowing and
36
their signs
37
Arpeggi
41
The close shake (vibrato) The open shake
42
The mordent The double shake
44
Scale playing
45
Fingering of scales
46
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