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Leopold Mozart's Treatise on the Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing was the major work of its period on the violin and comparable in importance to Quantz's treatise on the flute and P.E. Bach's on the piano. This translation by Editha Knocker was the first to appear in English and remains scholarly and eminently readable.
Pete Seeger is an outstanding folksinger and an American treasure. Millions in every corner of the globe have listened to and sung along with Seeger-discovering the riches of America's folk song heritage. Originally published in 1961, this book includes the most popular songs in Pete Seeger's songbag. 84 traditional folk songs, including such favorites as "e;Irene Goodnight,"e; "e;Darline Corey,"e; "e;Shenandoah,"e; etc. Each song comes complete with melody line, lyrics, guitar chords, and Seeger's own introductory comments. Beautifully illustrated throughout with over 100 reproductions of documentary prints and wood-cuts, American Favorite Ballads presents a rich panorama of our America's great folk song legacy.
Despite the many books that have been published about violin techniques, there is a need for a book which gives specific mechanical instruction in how to avoid the many physical ills which heretofore have been considered occupational hazards of violinists. The purpose of this book is to present daily routines to the teacher, student, and accomplished artist, to follow as a way of life, no less important than the study of music and interpretation for the purpose of a superb performance. My thesis is that the artist may realize his potentialities with security, only as long as he can prevent such conditions as undue tensions, frustrations, headaches, cramped muscles, neck boils, swollen fingers, stiffened joints, and resulting neuroses.