Viola technique ornamentation interpretation and style o including pre. This book contains information and examples on a vast array of techniques, timbres and. If a bow tap is called for, the safest place to tap is the chinrest. Findings such as the limited use of vibrato in early recordings, the relative stabilization of tempo and rhythm characteristic of mid20th century violin playing, or the effect of historically informed performance hip on mainstream ms. Login to read unlimited books, audiobooks, magazines, snapshots and access to tens of millions of documents. Italian violin music of the seventeenth century boyden, david. Bariolage is a nineteenthcentury term for an eighteenthcentury violin technique requiring flexibility in the wrist and forearm, the mechanics of which are not discussed by nineteenthcentury writers. Jun 01, 2002 products of interest the contemporary violin. How to select a violin, its provenance and value harrison, robert william frederick 1911. Composers use of extended techniques is not specific to contemporary music for instance, hector berliozs use of col legno in his symphonie fantastique is an extended technique and it transcends compositional.
Joshua bell on composition, hyperviolins, and the future, strings magazine, october 2002, no. The contemporary violin allan and patricia strange free ebook download as pdf file. The contemporary contrabass, by bertram turetzky, vol. Tapping the body of the instrument with fingers or with the bow. Extended performance techniques the new instrumentation series book 7. Allen strange vox novus the new voice in contemporary music. Patricia strange and allen stranges the contemporary violin. Technical demands of selected contemporary works for violin. Wherever possible the violin should tune down as too much tension could damage the bridge and weaken the strings. Extended performance techniques the new instrumentation series book 7 kindle edition by patricia strange, allen strange.
Extended performance techniques by patricia strange. May 05, 2015 below are five basic violin techniques every beginner should master before moving onto more complex techniques. A handbook for teaching shifting to the intermediate level. Extended performance techniques by patricia strange and alan strange 2001. Viola spaces as performance pieces, etudes, and their. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
Here is some extended techniques you would like to use. A performers guide to seventeenthcentury music donington, robert. A practical guide to twentiethcentury violin etudes with. Scales and scale studies for the violin edition peters. Contemporary work that utilizes a number of extended. The usual bowing technique required, which also may be used separately from bariolage, is called ondule in french or ondeggiando in italian. Extended performance techniques, by allen and patricia strange scarecrow press, 2001.
For further information on this topic, see the contemporary violin. Written by a composer and a musician, the contemporary violin offers a unique menu of avantgarde musical possibilities. Contemporary and historical performance practice in late eighteenthcentury violin repertoire observations on articulation, bow strokes, and interpretation jun he an exegesis submitted to massey university and victoria university of wellington in fulfilment of the degree of the doctor of musical art in violin performance new zealand school of music. The analyses revealed clear strategies in the use of the main. Max, also known as maxmspjitter, is a visual programming language for music and multimedia developed and maintained by san franciscobased software company cycling 74. Finger taps are common, but bow taps are to be used with care. May 02, 2012 the violin can either be held like a cello when performing these techniques or as normal. Allen and patricia stranges comprehensive study critically examines extended performance techniques found in the violin. What really separates worldclass performers from everybody else mastery of music mozart in the jungle mastering the art of performance. By their very nature studies push the boundaries of what is expected of the violist in most performance literature. Extended techniques for intermediate violin students. A pedagogical approach is needed to enable the contemporary violin teacher to teach shifting effectively and efficiently to the intermediatelevel violin student. Contemporary and historical performance practice in late. It is a good idea to regularly check your movement in a mirror when you practice violin.
The contemporary violin by patricia strange overdrive. Allen and patricia stranges comprehensive study critically examines extended performance techniques found in the violin literature of the latter half of the twentieth. Extended trumpet techniques by cherry amy kristine. The contemporary violin allan and patricia strange. Get inspired by the famous contemporary composition by fabrizio ferrari for violin and piano. Extended techniques for intermediate violin students lsu digital. And in performance it is usually desirable to crescendo to the top of the scale or arpeggio, with a sense of arrival there, unless there are particular reasons to shape it differently. Virtuoso violinist leo kitajima explains extended contemporary violin techniques. String techniques page 12 bowed tremolo measured measured tremolo creates a more rhythmic effect. Music preparation guidelines for composers mostly modern. Sep, 2011 virtuoso violinist leo kitajima explains extended contemporary violin techniques. Boyden, the history of violin playing from its origins to 1761 and its relationship to the violin and violin music london. Extended performance techniques by patricia and allen strange. Patricia strange is a violinist dedicated to the performance of.
A method was developed for accurate and complete measurement of the main bowing parameters, as well as the bow angles skewness, inclination and tilt. Extended performance techniques by patricia strange and allen strange attempts to catalog and explicate these possibilities, illustrating each technique with appropriate examples from the literature. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the contemporary violin. Studies exploring extended techniques, in particular viola spaces, are often overlooked as works suitable for developing fundamental technical skills. Instructional methods student given weekly assigned tasks to master which lead to larger paradigms of technical and musical mastery. Etudes for viola are often limited to violin transcriptions mostly written in the. Development of the modern bow technology and the violin significant makers and schools of instrument making. The contemporary violin allan and patricia strange scribd. Contemporary violin technique, volume 2 by ivan galamian. Shop and buy contemporary violin technique, volume 2 sheet music. Of course yes, if you are playing chromatic scales, moving accidentals or even harmonic minor, you have other fingerings, but above are the normal ones when playing major scales 1. The first book of angels for 16 voices and electronic instruments. Performance issues, historical and contemporary instrumental technique o body mechanics and anatomy o instrument size issues o left hand o bow arm o vibrato o extended techniques o violin vs.
It gives you high quality pdf sheet music files with audio mp3 and mp3 accompaniment files. It is of utmost importance that you relax when playing violin use a mirror check in the mirror that you are relaxed when playing. Notated with a verbal instruction, with xshaped noteheads for extended passages. No construction range bowing plucking left hand muteharmonics chords extended players tips and tricks links bowing name description notation listenview comments arco bowed as opposed to plucked arco here is a selection of normal bowed notes marked with hairpins, to give an idea of the range of bowing. Extended performance techniques by patricia strange and allen strange attempts to catalog and explicate. In this dvorak excerpt, the second violin and viola chug along playing two semiquavers per quaver, creating gentle rhythmic momentum under the calm violin melody. Currrently, the following books are published in the new instrumentation series by scarecrow press. Extended performance techniques the new instrumentation series book 7 kindle edition by strange, patricia, strange, allen. Viola spaces are often seen as interesting extra projects rather than valuable pedagogical tool that can be used to fill where other material falls short. After evenness of pitch, sound and rhythm, and playing musically, the last element to achieve is effortlessness. Detuning the violin is a very common technique but there are some risks to the violin so care should be taken.
Understanding and acquiring the skills the end of early music. The authors begin with bowing techniques and proceed systematically through other aspects of string playing, including midi technologies. Over its more than thirtyyear history, it has been used by composers, performers, software designers, researchers, and artists to create recordings, performances, and installations. Their correspondence and research with many performers and composers, the books extensive score and text bibliography, and the discography of more than recordings make the contemporary violin a valuable contemporary music reference and guide.
A social history of the worlds most versatile instrument, new york, new york. Double stops the string family can do something that not many other instruments can. Contemporary sheet music to download top quality pdfs. Informed performance, historical and contemporary recent rise of early performance practice.
Allen strange, presently professor emeritus at san jose state university, has served as president of the international computer music association, and is author of electronic music. This is a voluminous work, evidently a labor of love, and the product of intensive thought, research, and experience. This dissertation intends to be a resource on didactic material on the subject of violin extended techniques, directed at intermediate violin players. Analysis of design, materials, varnish, and normal modes martin schleske workshop for violin making seitzstr. Extended performance techniques by patricia strange and allen strange attempts to catalog and explicate these possibilities, illustrating each technique with appropriate. If a bow tap is called for, the safest place to tap is the. The contemporary violin extended performance techniques. All studies and etudes are in some respects extended as they push what is. Drawing from both published and private manuscripts, the authors present extended performance options for the acoustic, modified, electric, and midi violin, with signal processing and computerrelated techniques, and include more than 400 notated examples. Caution should be taken when striking the instrument, i would advise using a spare if you have one, also one of the techniques that can be used is to strike the violin with the fingernails. Violin technique and performance practice in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, by robin stowell cambridge, 1990.1495 1341 161 1293 47 778 1173 1302 504 1272 32 611 1511 358 501 594 886 640 713 115 1485 258 1182 1077 40 928 895 717 562 358 269 954 1483 686 244 1364 327 1235 409 282 1060 331 718 1309 690 444