5 Common Misconceptions About Basic Violin, Viola Technique
By Rozanna Weinberger The following article covers 5 common misconceptions typical among players young and old. More advanced players may also show elements of these issues that were never fully overcome causing technique to be more challenging while technical execution may be less than maximum efficiency. When holding the violin/viola the instrument stays in place by clutching it between […]Read more
Most Common Misconceptions About Left Hand Finger Action
by Rozanna Weinberger A common theme regarding misconceptions in viola/violin technique has to do with how one moves, when there is overexertion, and how to rely on natural principles to guide ones approach. For example, it is a common misconception that putting down the fingers of the left hand is reliant on force, and in many cases players will involve […]Read more
Bow Hand Technique: The Most Common Misconception About The Wrist
by Rozanna Weinberger The idea that the joints of the hand/wrist/arm have a cause and effect relationship with each other seems to run counter to a technical approach that encourages a more rigid ‘positioning’ when holding the bow. In the previous blog we discussed the need for agility in the left hand, which is dependent on a fluid feeling […]Read more
Left Hand Technique: The Most Common Misconception About The Wrist
by Rozanna Weinberger Having the opportunity to study with Karen Tuttle on viola was a great one for so many reasons, not the least of which was working with a teacher who set an example as a human being. But Karen was an inspiration for another important reason. She studied with William Primrose, arguably the most naturally gifted […]Read more
Can We Talk About Teaching ‘Speed & Tempo’ Using A Violin With Cars On It?
by Rozanna Weinberger Students have so many ways of taking in information. The question is how to teach in a way students understand with their bodies, and physical momentum. Any time rhythm and tempo are felt in the body as well as intellectually understood the student is much more likely to have a more natural […]Read more
Breaking Down the Complexities of Vibrato
by Rozanna Weinberger A theme I often touch upon is the matter of how vibrato is physically conceptualized. Proponents of wrist vibrato, for example encourage students to thrust the wrist forward and back,wherein the wrist is the point where movement is generated. But if we are to take a more holistic approach to vibrato, where […]Read more
Violist & Designer Violins Creator, Rozanna Weinberger, Featured in Chamber Music Concert with Adelphi Chamber Orchestra!
“Music on a Sunday Afternoon” concert on February 8, 2015 will be welcoming back the ever-popular Adelphi Chamber Ensemble. The Ensemble will present a chamber concert of works by Johannes Brahms. The Concert starts at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 8th at the Teaneck Public Library located at 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666. The Program includes: […]Read more
Merry Christmas Violists!
JOY TO THE WORLD is not just a wonderful holiday tune, it’s a fun way for beginners to learn the major scale, particularly the descending major scale. Please enjoy playing the music and see the mini etude for technical preparation for this music. Should be played with JOY!Read more