“I’m learning 5th position now, but what is the highest position on the violin?” “Well, let’s see…Shall we count together ? 🙂 I can barely put my pinky at the edge of the fingerboard and play B (highest note above), so for now, let’s say this is the highest position on the violin. That means […]
Nice to see my students enjoy playing Christmas carols with me. “Still, Still, Still” is an Austrian lullaby and carol based on a folk tune melody from the Salzburg area. Still, still, still, He sleeps this night so chill.The Virgin’s tender arms enfolding,Warm and safe the Child are holding.Still, still, still, He sleeps this night […]
December…Christmas is coming… I enjoy playing Christmas carols with my students. Some are just starting to get used to playing the violin. Christmas tunes are different than Hohmann studies. They are more familiar and fun for them. I like seeing their shining smile when they play Christmas Carols with me.
Heinrich Ernest Kayser (1815-1888), born in Germany, was a violinist, violist, pedagogue and composer. What you are studying now, 36 Etudets, elementary and progressive etudes for violin op.20, by Kayser is one of the most important etude books for violinists. These etudes are a must for any serious students of the violin. He lived about the […]