in Various Combinations of Double-Stops
Carl Fischer Original Studies
Lehrbuch (mit Noten), DVD
From Rachel Barton Pine: Vamos's double-stop exercises fill a void in the literature of technical exercises for violinists and violists. Today there are many classic books with thirds, sixths, octaves, etc., by such composers as Schradieck, ?áevcik, Flesch, and Dounis.
However, none of these wonderful collections features a systematic series of fixed double-stops that enables the aspiring violinist or violist to practice and master every possible combination of finger patterns across twostrings without shifting.
Dr. Roland Vamos also outlines the purpose of this method: So what exactly do I hope the student that carefully studies these exercises will accomplish? Perhaps the most important accomplishment is the development of a strong left hand that is set up so that the fingers rise and drop consistently landing on the same part of the finger.
The first joint of each will hopefully develop strength and flexibility while the thumb gently supports the side of the neck without tension. These exercises, when practiced slowly and carefully, should also help to develop a keen sense of pitch and intonation. For intermediate players.
This book features a systematic series of fixed double-stops that enables the aspiring violinist to practice and master every possible combination of finger patterns across two strings without shifting.
The exercise book helps with the development of a strong left hand, set up so that the fingers rise and drop consistently landing on the same part of the finger.