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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.
This book was conceived and designed for Doc Watson music-lovers. Doc himself typed out the original list of songs that he would like to see in the book. A few deletions and additions were made because of copyright problems. Even so, the final collection is superlative. In it you will find the same wide variety of songs that you would hear at any Doc Watson concert.In addition to words, melody and chord names, more than half thebook is filled with guitar transcriptions in both tablature and standard musicnotation. Most every song has both the basic accompaniment patterntogether with at least one guitar instrumental break.Realizing that Doc's fans include guitar players of all degrees ofaccomplishment, we have included something for those who just barely playand for those who will one day produce their own guitar method book.As if that weren't enough, each song includes an introduction by Doc,where he "e;recollects"e; and reminisces about the occasion on which he firstheard a particular song, who sang it, how, and where. Doc gives his ownverbal interpretation of each song and tells why he likes it.There is a general introduction to the book by Doc, and also one byRalph Rinzler. There's a section on how to read tablature and understandvarious symbols used in the guitar transcriptions. Of course, there are lots ofphotographs; a discography too.Finally, so that you get the full flavor of Doc, there are a few banjopieces-complete.
From the introduction by Pru Devon: "e;There are various ways of assembling a song collection. The most common procedure seems to be that of gathering together the most familiar and therefore the slightly hackneyed ones in the belief that since they are so well-known it follows they must be the best. Another and far more challenging approach is to collect a great many song from a broad assortment of areas, to evaluate carefully each one, finally selecting a group that gives a truly cross-sectional representation. This is obviously how Elena Paz has succeeded in gathering together this excellent collection of songs.. . . They are the sort of songs that people actually sing. Many have proved their strength and merit by having endured in the people's hearts for many generations while others, equally representative are actually "e;living folkmusic"e;. Lullabies and children's songs are usually immigrants that came with the colonists from the "e;old country"e;, such as A la Nanita Nana. These have wide dispersal and are sung in slightly differing ways from the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego. Others reflect episodes in the evolution of a republic, such as the various songs that grew out of the Mexican revolution. They run a fine gamut of expression and mood and offer a just and attractive sampling of the wealth of Latin American music.