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Edith Lywood Winn. "Violin Talks: A Book for Teachers and Students". Instructional hardcover (1905)
"Violin Talks: A Book for Teachers and Students" by Edith Lywood Winn, published by Carl Fischer, hardcover (1905), New York, 139 pages. Printed by Stanhope Press, F.H. Gilson Company, Boston.
Here's an interesting piece of violin lore: a wonderful little book chockful of wisdom for violin teachers and students by Edith Lywood Winn, an eminent teacher and performer back at the turn of the last century.
Far from being another dry boring method, "Violin Talks" offers up sage advice with a good deal wit and wisdom. By way of example, here's our favorite bon mot from the text: "All music cannot be great, but all music should be good."
The title page reads: "A Book for Teachers and Students. Containing suggestions for teachers of children, analyses of important teaching works, practical information concerning bowing, intonation, and other subjects related to violin study, and a short treatise on the Joachim and Sevcik schools of violin playing."
In her Preface, Edith Lywood Winn writes: 'The author has one chief object in presenting this little work to the public. Having been for many years a teacher of the violin in private schools and colleges, she realizes that there are many teachers and students, removed from the "musical atmosphere" of our larger cities, who desire to grow in the understanding of what constitutes true violin art. This book is not exhaustive. It aims to give inspiration to those who seek knowledge and who are deprived of an opportunity for regular systematic study. Again, the author desires to call attention to suitable works for teachers, and to awaken students to investigate the most important principles and theories of violin study.'
Height is 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm.), 6 in. (15.2 cm.) width. Excellent Condition.
Item # 735
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