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Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching Hardcover – January, 1985
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Presents Galamian's philosophy of teaching and practice methods as he wrote them and used them to produce astonishing results with students.
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Because so many editions of music are reprinted from long ago, and edited by an earlier generation of Violinists (some of whom would never play in an even-numbered position; others of whom would crawl down a chromatic scale with far too many shifts), this is indispensable for correcting bad suggestions/advice in those editions. Any violin player who has not fully mastered the instrument (and IMO, that collection of players includes perhaps 98% of professionals) - should at least read this book from start to end; they are likely to find a new or alternative technique of great value, explained in detail, and sometimes with pictures as well.
This new version has an introduction written by Sally Thomas.
The old version (published by Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, in 1963) contains following parts, which the new version does not have:
(1) "Postscript ---Galamian in the Studio"; (2) Vita-- Ivan Galamian; (3) Publications by Ivan Galamian; (4) index.
Overall, I like the old version better.