What's new ? The latest additions to the site
|This is where we'll announce the most recent
additions to our web site. If you've visited us before and want to know what's
changed, take a look here first.|
21.03.01 Book list up with illustrations.
The stars ( out of 5 ) are purely subjective. Some books are probably out of
04.02.01 Another 5 new light
folk songs added.
01.02.01 Work on new Thumb page
and new Glossary terms. Kreutzer n15
trill with resolution notes finished. Vertical Finger
action article posted. G major 4octave
fingering for scale posted.
1 Semitone exercise for young violinists.
22.01.01 Two animations used thanks to my new web-cam. Scroll to the bottom of the détaché
page and wait for the graphics to complete loading.
17:01:01 I have started using my old portable PC to record & playback the piano
accompaniments .... All these files that I am quickly
building up will be downloaded into a directory and users can download any for
their own use. Look here for details.
midi form no longer on homepage - This is not as good as a live recording -
the "expression" and rubato have been added with a mouse !
Classical CD recommendation page with pictures and sound files. Superbly set
05:12:00 Links page updated. Bad links put in a section at the end.
Also started Easy Studies ( grade 1 )
étude compilation for violin.
Folksongs from East Europe for Violin, Viola or Cello ( Easy )
Romantic Pieces for violin up and running. Grades 1 - 8 !
some midi accompaniment files for Wagon
Wheels from Mr. Paul Wood arrived ( for Violin ).
preparation for all hard working students : "Play by heart" - a great
CD with a great collection of accompaniments for easy pieces from open strings
to first position. Includes interviews with students !
04.04.00 Not much has been added due to flu and other aches and pains....due to cease
tomorrow ! More will be added over the Easter Holidays. Some Grade1 accompaniment midi files
have been added here ( at the bottom ) .
Op.45 n4 Allegretto study guide phrase by phrase.
Also a Physiology facts page started. A link
to ABRSM, The Associated Board Of The
Royal Schools of Music ( Grade Exams )
10 most common mistakes - violin / viola ( under construction)
: A selection of short studies by Russian and German Cellists ( for easy to
intermediate pupils ). Very Short studies
by young violin pupils for young violin pupils.
to play easy 2 octave arpeggios on
the violin. Home practice - stage 1 and stage
2. Pupil contact ( email ) page started ~ Get
in touch with your friends.
26.2.00 Cello additions : How
to hold the bow and Easy bowing exercises
both for young Cellists. However, Intermediate Cellists may want to check these
! lastly "The Young Cellist" ; notes
on a selection of easy pieces.
23.2.00 Another 20 midi files added to the violin accompaniment database 1
page. This completes all the accompaniments to the more useful pieces in
"Stepping Stones". There are about 4 pieces I do not teach from this
book ( still....not bad out of 26 ! ). There is now a jokes
16.2.00 Another 20 pieces for the Young
Violinist and Wohlfahrt Op.45 study guide started.
13.2.00 Added over 50 midi accompaniment files to the violin
accompaniment database 1 page.
10.2.00 In preparation : The Young Violinist
: Pieces to play and Kreutzer study guide
8.2.00 Easy midi
accompaniments for violinists and cellist
- Practice with your PC ! Just click on the pieces and get ready to play.
7.2.00 Intermediate violinists
wanting a daily left hand warm up exercise may want to see this Exercise
2.2.00 Article "how to hold the
violin and bow for beginners" has been slightly
updated, and a new page with beginner repertoire is in preparation.