J. S. Bach’s Violin Music

Violinist Nigel Kennedy made news in last August. He accused fellow violinists of destroying Bach’s legacy in that most performances stripped of passion because the musicians can’t play Bach’s works properly.

Reference Books for Violin Playing:

“Principles of Violin Playing & Teaching” by Ivan Galamian. The pictures and the examples are valuable references. Conclusion chapter “A few words for the teacher” helped my teaching. Postscript “Galamian in the studio” presents keys on practicing.

Self Improvement in Violin Playing

Today, Vivaldi is recognized as the master of the violin concerto…. (http://www.artsjournal.com/palace/2012/04/lamentations-and-ululations-notes-before-a-program.html) (I). My Journey as An Amateur Violinist I have taken private violin lessons in my teenage years. My teacher, Mr. Liu Chen was a member of the Taiwan Provincial Symphony Orchestra. He is very kind and patient. He guided me through the Suzuki books and…