The Violin Blogger

This Blog is devoted to the violin studies and works created by Gaylord Yost which have been used to teach generations of violinists and their teachers. The works are now available once again after being out of print for a number of years. The volumes currently available are shown below. If you have questions or wish to order any of Gaylord P. Yost's works shown, please use the contact information noted below.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Basic Principles of Violin Playing

Let it be said at the outset that violin playing is not a science but an art, but this fact does not preclude the application of the laws of physics in the acquisition of manual skill.  This means that we must conform, as nearly as possible, to natural law. All methods of playing stand condemned in proportion to their lack of conformity to these laws and only those players who most nearly approach a complete adjustment to them can attain the greatest fluency and ease of expression.
Gaylord Yost