Recently I have had the pleasure of exploring a new site on the web: Violinmasterclass.com. This site provides a wealth of information about violin technique. In fact, if it were not for it’s carefully organized menus, one could become lost in the numerous and detailed examples, charts, exercises, videos, and explanations.
When first encountering Vionmasterclass.com, you may choose to explore its repertoire lists, upcoming competitions and auditions, and practice suggestions. Or, clicking on Master classes will take you to a list of instrumental technique-areas, such as Left Hand, Right Hand, Intonation, etc. Each category of study features a lovely video to clearly illustrate ideas, suggestions, and exercises, and, throughout the site, you can find printable templates as aids for various aspects of practice.
For parents who desire to take part in their child’s practice at home and who have questions about technique, for teachers and performers who are always looking for new and creative ideas to hone skill, or for the violin enthusiast who is curious about history, musical structure, or tuning systems, Violinmasterclass.com is a must-see!
Also, click here to read about Kurt Sassmannshaus, whose highly respected and knowledgeable pedagogy is the foundation for this well-crafted site.