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The Complete Guide to Making More Money in the Private Music Studio
Mimi Butler

Covers all aspects of the private studio: marketing, scheduling, billing, policies for make-ups, recitals and mentoring.


Rosindust: Teaching, Learning and Life from a Cellist's Perspective
Cornelia Watkins

Violins and Violinists
Franz Farga
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Violin Masterynew!
Interviews with renowned violinists
[Free online]

The Cambridge Companion to the Violin (Cambridge Companions to Music)

Violin Virtuosos
Strings Backstage

Principles of Violin Playing & Teaching

Ivan Galamian

The Athletic Musician
Barbara Paull

A guide to playing the violin without pain

Other Highly Recommended Books for Violinists

Recommended Violin Study Guides

  • Studying Music History, 2nd ed., David Poultney
  • The Elements of Music, Vol. 1, Ralph Turek
  • The Elements of Music, Vol. 2, Ralph Turek
  • A History of Western Music, Sixth Edition, Donald J. Grout, Claude V. Palisca.
  • Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music: Ancient to Baroque (6-CD set), Donald J. Grout.
  • Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music : Classic to Modern (6-CD set), Donald J. Grout.
  • Study and Listening Guide for Concise History of Western Music and Norton Anthology of Western Music, J. Peter Burkholder.
  • Outlines of Grout History of Wesstern Music
  • Scale-Studies for the Violin (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics, Volume 842), Johann Hrimaly.
  • Sixty Studies Opus 45, Franz Wohlfahrt.
  • Forty Studies For Violin, Herbert Chang.
  • Daily Scale Exercises for Violin, Herbert Chang.
  • Scale System : Scale Exercises in All Major and Minor Keys for Daily Study, Carl Flesch.
  • Art of Violin Playing: Book One, Carl Flesch. New translation by Eric Rosenblith.
  • Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching, Ivan Galamian.
  • Art of Practicing the Violin: With Useful Hints for All String Players, Robert Gerle.
  • The Art of Bowing Practice/3.3398: The Expressive Bow Technique, Robert Gerle.
  • Orchestral Excerpts, Carolyn Rabson.
  • The History of Violin Playing from Its Origins to 1761 and Its Relationship to the Violin and Violin Music, David D. Boyden.
  • Violin Playing As I Teach It, Leopold Auer.
  • Early Recordings and Musical Style : Changing Tastes in Instrumental Performance, 1900-1950, Robert Philip.
  • String playing in Baroque music, Robert Donington.
  • A Treatise on the Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing (Early Music Series, 6), Leopold Mozart.
  • The Great Violinists, Margaret Campbell.
  • Great masters of the violin: From Corelli and Vivaldi to Stern, Zukerman, and Perlman , Boris Schwarz.
  • Violin Virtuosos: From Paganini to the 21st Century, Henry Roth.

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