TRADITIONS of Baroque Violin Playing


1. Essay about TRADITION, in which I discuss the whys and wherefores of the whole project.

2. ... the first actual Essay in the series, which is about how you hold a baroque violin ...

It is in two parts: “Holding the Violin, Part I” , which states the issues, and presents evidence from the sources ... and “Holding the Violin, Part II - The Sources” , which is a more in-depth discussion about the sources themselves, putting them in their historical context.

3. Essay about the BOW .. this has taken a long time, and in order to make a rather complicated and intertwined topic clearer, I have rather changed my approach ... The link here will take you straight into my Bow TimeLine - my attempt to put the bow into context. At the top of the page you'll find links to short (explanatory - I hope) essays, and also an Introduction to the whole.

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