Ivan Alexander Galamian was an Iranian-born Armenian violin teacher of the twentieth century. He wrote two violin method books, Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching () and Contemporary Violin Technique (). Galamian. The scales are written out in Galamian’s books, Contemporary Violin Technique, Volumes 1 and 2. I will tell you mostly about the three-octave. Galamian/Neumann Contemporary Violin Technique Book 1.

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Sound production with a little inclined bowing.

vviolin The hand and the fingers are partly part of the movement. Speed of the shifting The speed should be in the right proportion to the general tempo of the music.

There are many forces at work which are attempting to turn ‘Public Domain’ information into a commodity which some can milk for a profit. The aim of the teaching person should be to educate the pupil for an independent thinking. Also here a strong family and strong nerves are wanted, and without this in the back this profession cannot be performed].

As an exercise one can begin Arpeggio also with the highest string.

Corresponding to this the bow has to be hold. Ivan Alexander Galamian Armenian: One should evade fixed ideas, but aglamian and liberty are important.

In a big hall more articulation is needed than only in a veranda. Summary by Michael Palomino appr.

But one never should exaggerate any articulation because too much consonant sound is harming the vocal sound. Chin holder according to Galamian is the best a model which is fixed on both sides of the string holder so the pressure of the violn is in a balance to the violin’s construction. Preface of Ivan Galamian Galamian says: And by this any individuality is saved. With other certain pupil’s persons too much compliment is unhealthy and is provoking less quality.


Ivan Galamian

There galajian three main factors: But also wide and fast and narrow and slow has to be trained and has to be possible having a rich variety of vibrato for music performances. Galamian’s method is the most practicable, but not the only right or possible one. Often it’s favorable to begin the broken chord not from the string, but letting fall the bow from the air. Moscow School of Philharmonic Society. Movement of the upper arm Vertical movement can be trained like this: But this provokes a very bad tension in the left hand so the thumb is totally in a cramp, and then the whole hand is.

Ivan Galamian: Basics and methods of violin playing

Such manipulations and fanatizations of children meethod the force for training or the constant comparison with other children which are making a regular training or which are “better” on the instrument have to be avoided absolutely, for not endangering the stability of the child.

Sound production with a little inclined bowing The completely straight bowing is the base for any voilin variation of bowings. Breaking procedure vice versa with four voice chords This breaking procedure can be performed with a rebound to the string where the melody is going on.

Ivan Galamian with violin in They never will get their own musical feet, but they will be “skilled craftsmen”. The main impulse of the movement is coming from the arm.

Changing all three factors result corresponding combinations. Exceptions are playing in the half position, in high positions and playing chords requiring an extension of the hand.

Ivan Galamian – Wikipedia

The finger is becoming the “angle” of the hand. When there is an irregular bowing [“Viotti bowing”]. Spiccato at the top vkolin the bow is almost only executed with the vertical movement of the bow and viplin a special sound effect.

Corrections of the physical posture of the body are best done by Alexander technique]. Large and slow Spiccato “singing Spiccato” is executed more in the lower half of the bow LHfaster and short Spiccato is more executed in the middle of the bow. With the swinging hand the finger is extending and contracting again. Posture of the left arm 3. This is above all the case when there are several bound notes and then is following a short up or down bow [in galamiaj passages also called “flash bowing”].

The music playing person — mtehod to understand the sense of music completely — has to galamizn a creative fantasy — has to have a personal, intuitive and sentimental access to the music peace. This will liberate oneself from own delusions by the own subjective eye. Training of flying Staccato — train firm Staccato in an up bow movement — then one can hold the elbow and the wrist higher step by step — this provokes a relaxed hand — then one can mix vertical finger movement into it provoking the jumping of the bow after every note.

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Archived from the original on March 5, When the position of bowing is changed, so hand and arm should be allowed to adapt and have to find a new balance among themselves. Sound production with a straight bowing Basic preconditions for a round and full tone are the movements of the arm and the bow like springs with a straight bowing movement in a right angle to the string. Posture of the left arm The level of the string going with the elbow Voolin elbow never is without movement. Vice versa broken chords The problem is not to interrupt the regular flew of voices.

The right hand 5. When the fingers are too much spread, then the whole hand can cramp. The support at the violin should not touch the violin’s base because otherwise the sound of the violin can be affected and is not brilliant any more. In these cases the disc resp. The strings have to be galaman down as far as the bow hairs can touch the neighboring strings.