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Orchestral Violinist's Companion, Volumes 1 and 2 - Violin

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This volume imparts knowledge and skills essential for the orchestral violinist, extending on the musician’s high school or university education. This advice and training manual is intended to serve as a guide for the full course of a musician’s career – from the preparation for an audition to the long-term heavy work load in an orchestra.

As well as serving as useful teaching material for courses, these volumes are geared towards students currently in graduate or postgraduate courses specializing in orchestral playing, audition candidates, violinists at the start of their career, as well as experienced orchestral musicians and conductors.

  • A comprehensive guidebook with hundreds of excerpts
  • Additional resources and introductory video at

"Wulfhorst's book should be part of every string player's reference library."
(American String Teacher April 2014)

Table of Contents:
  • VOLUME 1:
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of tables
  • Preface
  • 1. Training as an Orchestral Violinist: History, Challenges, Concepts
  • 2. The Orchestral Mode
  • 3. Learning, Practicing, and Sight-Reading
  • 4. Basic Orchestral Technique: Principles, Routines, and Maintenance
  • 5. Bowing Technique, Sound Production, Coordination
  • VOLUME 2:
  • 6. Left-Hand Technique
  • 7. Pizzicato and Other Special Technical Issues
  • 8. Rhythm and Ensemble Playing
  • 9. Decoding and Marking Orchestral Parts: A Manual of Orchestral Notation and Performance Practice
  • 10. Repertoire and Style
  • 11. Profession and Career
  • 12. Resources
  • 13. Index (1) and Glossary: Terms, Abbreviations, Symbols
  • 14. Index (2): Compositions, Composers, Other Musicians

    Publisher: Barenreiter
    Composer/Author: Wulfhorst, Martin
    Catalog Number: BVK1758
    Pages: 783

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