F.) On-Line Quiz
Violin anatomy - difficult
[6 Games listed]
G.) Timed Parts Game
II.) History of the Violin
or : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaM-hTD8tbI
or : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_hNAeKCFzU
4.) Esraj (India - Listen & watch) to highlighted link.
6.) Lute & A Brief History
Added Info: Origins of the Violin
Here is a MORE detail list of the famous luthiers.
6.) European History Time Line 1500's:
B.) Gasparo da Salò
1.) Austrian violin maker
2.) instruments more sought after in all of Europe till Stradivari.
3.) "Some characteristic features of his instruments are the relatively broad lower back, higher arching of the belly than the back, beautifully cut scrolls and, in some cases, beautifully carved heads of lions, angels, or women, and varnish ranging in color from amber to orange-red, comparable in brilliance to Cremonese varnish." Smithsonian
4.) In 1669 -- "...he was arrested in Innsbruck, having been found in possession of books concerning Lutheranism, and had to do an act of repentance; between 1670 and 1679 he continued to receive orders from the church. In 1680, probably due to persecution as a heretic, he fell into a manic-depressive syndrome, dying three years later in Absam." [wiki] --- MARTYR FOR CHRIST!
4.) son, Pietro Giovanni,- carry on his father's violin making
5.) Andrea's youngest son known in the violin trade as Joseph Guarnerius, filius Andreæ
|A Stradivari Violin|
4.) "1700 to 1720, his "Golden Period," Stradivari produced many of his finest violins."
5.) 600 LEFT
6.) Stradivari also made harps, guitars, violas, and cellos.
7.) Golden" period: 1700-1737
9.) Some Violins Made by Antonio Stradivari
* 1690 "Tuscan" violin
cymbals, for playing music, as symphonies, operas, popular music, or other compositions."
D.) The violin family: violin, viola, cello, and bass.
E.) Work sheets
F.) Games: http://www.musicgames.net/livegames/orchestra/orchestra2.htm
6.) 3/4 or 'three-quarter' size
"to measure what size of violin is right for the child violinist is to turn the violin back side up, and rest the back of the violin along the left under-arm of the child. If the child can reach the top of the scroll, then this is a good indication that the child will be able to manage this size of violin without dropping it, or becoming too cramped in the arm with too little space to play." http://www.get-tuned.com/types-of-violins.php
G.) Violins are also classified by th5eir maker or country of origin.
|Baroque Violin Jacob Stainer's 1679|
B.) Johann Sebastian Bach (March 21, 1685–July 28, 1750)
G.) Christian Violinist; Bill Murk -- Present day musician.
H.) Present Day Well known violinists [Remember to click the links.]
1.) Julia Fischer : Artist of the Year at the 2007 Classic FM Gramophone Awards.
2.) Itzhak Perlman the Israeli : Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and teacher.
3.) Joshua Bell the American: "American Grammy Award- winning violinist and conductor."
4.) Hilary Hahn the American : Two- time Grammy-winning American violinist.
5.) Janine Jansen the Netherlands: Violinist and violist
6.) Sarah Chang the American: Korean American is a classical violinist.
7.) Viktoria Mullova the Russian: "Has appeared with most of the world's greatest orchestras and conductors and at the major international festivals."
8.) Maxim Vengerov the Russian: "Violin and viola virtuoso, conductor and educator, one of the most outstanding musicians of our time."
9.) Máiréad Nesbitt : The lively violinist for the Celtic Woman.
10.) Lindsey Stirling: "Voted off 2010’s America’s Got Talent, Rejection simply strengthened Stirling. Her song ‘Crystallize’ was the eighth most-viewed video on Youtube last year, racking up an incredible 78 million views . My daughters favorite female violinist."
I.) pizzicati: played by plucking the strings with the finger instead of using the bow, as on a
AND YOU CAN ADD ON THE PARTS OF THE VIOLIN, MUSIC STYLES, THEORY...ETC.
BOOKS TO BUY OR CHECK OUT AT THE LIBRARY:
The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson
The Stradivarius Code Meeks/Lorenz
Violin Master: Interviews with Heifetz, Auer, Kreisler, and others (Dovers Books on Music) by Frederick Martens
W. Henry Hill
Heifetz: The Supreme by Jascha Heifetz
Hal Leonard Corp
Violin Masters (Two Gentleman of Cremona) 2012 DVD
VIOLIN TUNER : Link
2.) Essentials Elements : They use a cd with the book. We started using this these past couple of years as extra 'help' with theory.
2.) Violin Care and Instrument Maintenance : how to clean, care for, Violin Pegs, Bow Bugs (or mites)