Violin for Dummies (For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)) (PAP/CDR)

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Violin for Dummies (For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)) (PAP/CDR)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 406 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780470838389
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Table of Contents

Introduction                                       1  (1)
Why This Book Is for You 1 (1)
Foolish Assumptions 2 (1)
How This Book Is Organized 2 (2)
Part I: So You Want to Play the Violin 2 (1)
Part II: Getting Started: The Basics 3 (1)
Part III: Reading Music for the Violin 3 (1)
Part IV: Musicianship and Harmony 3 (1)
Part V: Taking It Up a Notch: 3 (1)
Techniques and Styles
Part VI: Getting into Gear, Staying in 3 (1)
Gear
Part VII: The Part of Tens 4 (1)
The CD-ROM 4 (1)
Icons Used in This Book 4 (1)
Where to Go from Here 5 (2)
Part I: So You Want to Play the Violin 7 (46)
Introducing the Violin 9 (8)
Bring On the Violin! 9 (2)
Tuning up 10 (1)
Holding on 11 (1)
Bowing Out Some Sounds 11 (1)
Taking a close look at the bow 11 (1)
Getting both your hands in on the action 12 (1)
Reading between the Lines 12 (1)
Knowing the notes 13 (1)
Getting rhythm 13 (1)
Digging Deeper into Music 13 (1)
Scales and key signatures 13 (1)
Harmony 14 (1)
Getting Stylish 14 (1)
Dazzling technique 14 (1)
Multicultural music 15 (1)
A Violin of Your Own 15 (2)
Getting Started with the Violin 17 (22)
Examining the Violin 18 (2)
How Violins Work 20 (4)
String vibration and string length 21 (2)
Using both hands to make a sound 23 (1)
How the bow helps 23 (1)
Taking the Violin Out of Its Case 24 (2)
Tuning the Violin 26 (9)
Working the pegs and fine tuners 27 (3)
Tuning with the piano 30 (1)
Using an electronic tuner 31 (1)
Using a pitch pipe 32 (1)
Using a tuning fork 33 (2)
Troubleshooting Guide to Dealing with 35 (4)
Pegs and Fine Tuners
Peg problems 35 (2)
Fine tuner problems 37 (2)
Holding Up Well 39 (14)
Understanding the Importance of a Good 39 (4)
Violin Hold
When standing 40 (2)
When sitting 42 (1)
Reading from a Music Stand 43 (1)
Finding a Good Fit: Chinrests and 44 (5)
Shoulder Rests
Chinrests 45 (2)
Shoulder rests 47 (2)
Fixing Common Problems with the Violin 49 (4)
Hold
Keeping the scroll afloat 49 (1)
Watching the horizontal angle 49 (1)
Keeping your elbow under 50 (1)
Gripping too much with the shoulder 51 (2)
Part II: Getting Started: The Basics 53 (54)
Taking a Bow 55 (18)
Looking at the Bow 56 (1)
Preparing the Bow 57 (4)
Tightening and loosening the horsehair 58 (1)
Using rosin on the bow 59 (2)
Getting a Grip on Your Bow Hold 61 (4)
The famous diva method 61 (1)
The hidden treasures method 62 (2)
Conquering common problems with the bow 64 (1)
hold
Setting the Bow on the Strings 65 (3)
Bowing on different strings 66 (1)
Understanding bowing signs 67 (1)
Playing Your First Concert! 68 (2)
Mr. Smooth and Mr. Clean: Two Bowing 70 (3)
Styles
Getting the Left Hand Right 73 (18)
Shaping Up Your Arm and Fingers 73 (5)
Getting your arm in shape 74 (1)
Taking your fingers to tap dancing class 75 (1)
Making a hand frame that works 75 (2)
Keeping your thumb loose on the 77 (1)
violin's neck
Putting Your Fingers on the Strings 78 (3)
Getting groovy fingertips 78 (1)
Counting your fingers 79 (1)
Knowing which finger to use for what 80 (1)
note
Lifting and placing your fingers 80 (1)
Getting It Taped 81 (3)
Preparing Your Pizzicato 84 (2)
Exploring the fingerboard guides 84 (2)
through pizzicato
Three's Company: Putting Finger 2 to Work 86 (5)
All Together Now 91 (16)
Using Your Hands Together 91 (4)
Starting to use both hands 91 (1)
Developing fitness for hands together 92 (3)
Crossing Over to a Different String 95 (7)
Crossing strings with the bow 95 (3)
Crossing strings with the fingers 98 (4)
Playing Music with Both Hands 102(3)
Warming up to the task 102(1)
Topping the charts: Three simple songs 103(2)
Expanding Your Bow Strokes 105(2)
Using more bow, gradually 105(1)
Preparing to play Pachelbel 105(2)
Part III: Reading Music for the Violin 107(56)
Translating Five Lines onto Four Strings 109(18)
Lining Up the Music 109(5)
Don't jump off the clef 110(1)
Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (and so 111(2)
do girls!)
Climbing on the ledger lines 113(1)
Naming Your Notes, String by String 114(5)
17 notes to know 114(1)
A string 115(1)
E string 116(1)
D string 117(1)
G string 118(1)
Meeting the Sharps, Flats, and Naturals 119(2)
Looking at sharps, flats, and naturals 119(1)
Playing sharps and flats 120(1)
Charting Your Way with the Fingers On 121(1)
Playing Loud and Soft --- Dynamite 122(5)
Dynamics!
Making loud sounds 124(1)
Making soft sounds 124(1)
Adding crescendo and diminuendo 124(3)
Here's Counting on You: A Guide to Rhythm 127(14)
Anatomy of a Musical Note 127(1)
Adding Up the Value of Notes 128(7)
Whole notes 129(1)
Half notes 130(1)
Quarter notes 131(1)
Eighth notes 132(1)
Sixteenth notes 133(1)
Triplets 133(2)
Adding Dots (No Need to Cross the Ts) 135(1)
Dotted half notes 135(1)
Dotted quarter notes 136(1)
Taking a Rest 136(1)
You've Got Rhythm: Pieces to Play! 137(4)
Getting Ticked Off: A Guide to Meter 141(22)
Measure for Measure 141(2)
Keeping Time: Time Signatures 143(4)
Tapping into the beat 144(1)
Counting rests 145(1)
Emphasizing the right beat 146(1)
Using Metronomes 147(5)
Mechanical metronomes 147(2)
Electronic metronomes 149(1)
Making friends with your metronome 150(2)
Making Music in 4/4 Meter 152(1)
Counting and Playing in Threes 153(2)
Doing (Just About) Everything Else from 155(3)
Fours and Threes
2/4 time 155(2)
6/8 time 157(1)
Getting Up to Speed: What Those Tempo 158(1)
Markings Mean
Time for Some Songs 159(4)
Part IV: Musicianship and Harmony 163(44)
Weighing In on Scales 165(24)
Climbing Up and Down 165(1)
Marching through the Major Scales 166(12)
Building major scales 166(2)
Major scales you need to know 168(1)
A major scale 168(3)
G major scale, upper octave 171(2)
G major scale, two octaves 173(1)
E major scale 174(2)
A major scale, two octaves 176(1)
F major scale 177(1)
Casting Light on Those Minors 178(4)
Building a minor scale 179(1)
Playing A melodic minor scale 180(1)
Playing A harmonic minor scale 181(1)
Meeting Other Scales in Brief 182(2)
Natural minor scales 182(1)
Pentatonic scales 183(1)
Chromatic scales 183(1)
Harping on about Arpeggios 184(2)
A major arpeggio 185(1)
A minor arpeggio 186(1)
Major (And Minor) Achievements 186(3)
Signing Off on Key Signatures 189(8)
Unlocking Keys 189(3)
Getting the key to key signatures 189(1)
Reading the key signatures for major 190(2)
keys
Keeping order 192(1)
Locking In to the Right Key 192(1)
Figuring Out Minor Keys 193(1)
Forming the relative minor 193(1)
Recognizing minor keys when reading 194(1)
music
Having the Last Dance 194(3)
Better Together: Harmony 197(10)
Making Sense of Chords and Harmony 197(1)
In the Big Leagues: Major Chords 198(3)
Finding the principal triads 199(1)
Breaking out in chords 200(1)
Digging for Minor Chords 201(1)
Making the Most of Major and Minor Chords 202(1)
Meet the Bossy Chords: Dominant 7ths 203(2)
Harmonizing in Thirds and Sixths 205(2)
Part V: Taking It Up a Notch: Techniques and 207(98)
Styles
The Language of Bowing 209(30)
Two Notes (Or More) with One Stroke: 210(13)
Legato
Changing bow direction smoothly 211(1)
Starting to slur two notes 212(4)
Slurring across strings 216(3)
Playing three notes in a bow stroke 219(3)
Fitting four notes in a bow stroke 222(1)
Getting Up to Speed and Figuring Out Bow 223(3)
Division
Deciding how much bow to use on a note 223(2)
or bar
Doing the math: Dividing the bow by 225(1)
note values
Dividing the bow strokes in 225(1)
anticipation of the next note
Adjusting the amounts of bow for 226(1)
dynamics
Mais Oui, Maestro: Taking On Ze Accents 226(6)
Accenting the positive 227(2)
Hammering it out: Martele 229(3)
Meeting the Fanciest Bowings 232(7)
Slurred staccato 232(1)
Meet the off-the-string family 233(6)
Putting Your Finger on It 239(42)
Two Notes Are Better Than One: Easy 239(9)
Double Stops
Preparing your bow for double stops 240(2)
Going from one string to two and back 242(3)
again
Ballet dancing with your fingers on the 245(1)
lower string
Playing double stops where both notes 246(1)
are stopped
Playing double stops galore 247(1)
Pulling Out All the Stops: Three- and 248(4)
Four-Note Chords
Three-note chords 249(1)
Four-note chords 250(1)
A grand finale with chords 251(1)
Getting into the First Four Positions 252(9)
Finding first position 252(1)
Smoothing out the second position 253(1)
Putting second position to work 254(2)
Playing in third position 256(2)
Venturing forth in fourth position 258(3)
Knowing what position you're in 261(1)
Changing Position 261(10)
Easing into shifting positions 262(2)
Getting to know the four kinds of shifts 264(5)
Changing position to go to a different 269(1)
string
Playing a shifty song 270(1)
All Aquiver: Vibrato 271(5)
Getting started with vibrato 272(4)
Good vibrations: Using your vibrato in 276(1)
a real song
Tapping into Trills 276(5)
Building speed of repetition 277(1)
Speeding from finger to finger 277(1)
Trilling techniques 278(3)
Styles of Music 281(24)
Fiddling Around with Country Music 281(8)
Familiarizing yourself with fiddle music 282(2)
Fiddling in different styles 284(1)
Sounding like a fiddler 285(2)
Fiddling your way to songs 287(2)
Grooving to Jazz 289(7)
Listening to some jazz violin 289(1)
Getting the jazz sound 290(4)
Jazzing up your violin 294(2)
Enchanting with Gypsy Violin 296(9)
Listening to some great gypsy violin 296(1)
Romancing the violin 297(5)
Playing in the gypsy style 302(3)
Part VI: Getting into Gear, Staying in Gear 305(46)
Finding the Right Violin and Bow for You 307(18)
Picking a Violin That's Right for You 307(6)
The price is right 308(2)
Tip-top condition 310(1)
Old news 311(1)
Sound advice 311(1)
All about appearance 312(1)
Sizing Up the Violin 313(2)
Buying the Best Bow 315(2)
What bows are made of 315(1)
How the bow feels 316(1)
Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy Your 317(3)
Violin
Buying 317(1)
Renting 318(1)
Renting to buy 319(1)
Finding Your Violin 320(2)
Getting Plugged into Electric Violins 322(3)
Acoustic pickups 322(1)
Electric violins 323(2)
Polishing Your Assets: Violin Care and 325(26)
Maintenance
Cleaning Up 325(4)
Daily dusting 326(1)
Cleaning the strings 326(2)
Polishing the wood 328(1)
Changing Strings 329(7)
Taking off the old strings 329(3)
Prepping the pegs and string 332(1)
Putting on strings attached at the 333(1)
tailpiece
Putting on strings attached to fine 334(1)
tuners
Tightening the strings 335(1)
Protecting Your Violin 336(2)
Upgrading Your Case 338(4)
Changing Chinrests 342(1)
Rehairing the Bow 343(3)
Finding Useful Accessories 346(5)
Necessities 346(1)
Extras 346(5)
Part VII: The Part of Tens 351(28)
Ten Performers --- and Their Recordings 353(6)
Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840) 353(1)
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) 354(1)
Jascha Heifetz (1899-1987) 354(1)
Stephane Grappelli (1908-1997) 355(1)
Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) 355(2)
Itzhak Perlman (1945) 357(1)
Nigel Kennedy (1956) 357(1)
Mark O'Connor (1961) 358(1)
Natalie MacMaster (1973) 358(1)
Vanessa-Mae (1978) 358(1)
Ten Ways to Go beyond This Book 359(10)
Subscribing to a Magazine 359(1)
Attending Concerts 360(1)
Joining a Community Orchestra 361(1)
Going to Summer Camps 361(2)
Playing in Small Groups 363(1)
Participating in Festivals 364(1)
Local music festivals (competitive and 364(1)
noncompetitive)
International music festivals 364(1)
Building a CD Collection 365(1)
Collecting Videos and DVDs 365(1)
Visiting Competitions 366(1)
Performing at Hospitals and Seniors' Homes 367(2)
Ten Tips on Finding a Teacher 369(10)
Networking 369(1)
Calling the Local Orchestra 370(1)
Inquiring at Music Schools 371(1)
Checking Out Community Colleges 372(1)
Asking at the University 372(1)
Hearing Students Play 373(1)
Asking at the Music Store 374(1)
Mentioning Your Quest Everywhere 374(2)
Looking for a Good Gut Feeling before You 376(1)
Start
Meeting a Teacher for the First Time 376(3)
Auditioning 377(1)
Planning lessons 377(1)
Making business arrangements 378(1)
Appendix: How to Use the CD-ROM 379(12)
Index 391