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This 2 Volume Set is a guide to the art of playing the violin in a professional orchestra. It is a workbook, reference tool, and textbook for
The Orchestral Violinist's Companion provides a comprehensive survey of the vast range of skills and knowledge an orchestral player needs: strategies for practicing and sight-reading, bowing and left-hand technique, pizzicato and other special techniques, ensemble playing and command of rhythms, knowledge of notation and performance practice, familiarity with a core repertoire of orchestral works, audition preparation, and strategies for coping with career issues including the physical and mental stresses of long-term orchestral work.
Excerpts from more than 340 works by 87 composers are provided with bowings, fingerings, metronome markings, stylistic suggestions, and tips for practicing.