VIOLIN PLAYING TOPIC MAP

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1. Introductory Topics

1.1. Preparing your body (Posture)

1.2. Holding the Violin

1.3. Tuning The Violin

1.4. The Bow Hold

1.5. The Bow Arm (Triangle, Square, Point)

1.6. Sound Production

1.7. Changing the Sound (Speed, Weight, Point of Contact)

1.8. The Left Hand

1.9. Rhythm, Pitch & Sound

1.10. How To Practice

2. Technical Topics

2.1. Left Hand & Arm Technique

2.1.1. Left arm swing

2.1.2. Left Hand Positioning

2.1.3. Left Wrist Position

2.1.4. Left finger positions

2.1.5. Left Thumb position

2.2. Pizzicato

2.2.1. Left Hand Pizzicato

2.2.2. Slap Pizzicato (Bartok Pizzicato)

2.3. The Bowing Arm

2.3.1. Straight Bowing

2.4. Intonation

2.5. Tone Production see 'Sound Production' & 'changing the Sound' in Introductory topics

2.5.1. Speed

2.5.2. Weight

2.5.3. Point of Contact

2.5.4. Combining Different Variables (application of musical ideas)

2.5.5. Tilt

2.5.6. Diagnosing Faults

2.6. Bowing

2.6.1. Bow Division

2.6.2. Up and Down Bows

2.6.3. Bow Changes

2.6.4. Part of the Bow

2.6.5. String Crossings

2.6.5.1. Rapid String Crossings (Whisking Egg)

2.6.6. Bow Strokes & Articulation

2.6.6.1. ON

2.6.6.2. ONFF

2.6.6.3. OFF

2.6.6.4. Height

2.6.6.5. Separation

2.6.6.6. Breadth

2.6.6.7. Bite

2.6.6.8. Application of Speed, Weight, Point of Contact & Place in Bow

2.6.6.9. Historic Terminology

2.7. Co-ordination

2.8. Shifting & Positions

2.8.1. Glissando

2.8.1.1. Portamento

2.8.1.2. Chromatic Glissando

2.9. Vibrato

2.10. Fingerings

2.11. Double-Stopping and Chords

2.12. Ornamentation

2.12.1. Trills

2.12.2. Mordents

2.13. Harmonics

2.13.1. Double Harmonics

2.13.2. Natural Harmonics

2.13.3. Artificial Harmonics

2.13.4. Subharmonics

2.14. Col Legno

2.15. Tremolo

2.16. Up Bow and Down Bow Staccato

2.17. Sul Ponticello

2.18. Sul Tasto

2.19. Ricochet

3. Key Ideas

3.1. Breathing

3.2. Tension

3.3. Checklists

4. Performance Topics

4.1. Playing in a Group

4.1.1. Orchestra

4.1.2. Chamber Music

4.1.3. Duo

4.2. Rehearsal Skills

4.3. Acoustics

4.4. Sight Reading

4.5. Performance Anxiety

4.6. Improvisation

4.7. Exams & Auditions

4.8. Performance Day Preparation

5. Practice Topics

5.1. How To Plan Your Practice

5.2. The Practice Process

5.3. Practice Strategy /Structure

5.4. Practice Exercises

5.5. How to Use Scales

5.6. How to Use Technical Exercises

5.7. How to Use Studies

5.8. Warming Up

5.9. Objectives & Goal Setting

5.10. Memorisation

5.11. Critical Listening

5.12. Mental Alertness

5.13. Visualisation

5.14. Distraction Techniques

5.15. Pattern Building

5.16. Problem Solving

5.17. Recording & Filming Yourself

5.18. Staying In Shape

5.19. ABR

5.19.1. Self-Observation

5.19.2. Self-perception

5.19.3. Self-analysis

5.19.4. Self-motivation

5.19.5. Self-Recording

5.19.6. Task Selection

5.19.7. Self-evaluation

5.19.8. self-attribution

5.19.9. self-reflection

6. Miscellaneous Topics

6.1. Looking After Your Violin

6.2. Recordings

6.3. Concerts

6.4. Videos

6.5. Music Stands

7. Musical Topics

7.1. Theory

7.2. Aural Skills

7.3. Interpretation

7.4. Stylistic Awareness

7.5. Silence

7.6. Colours

7.7. Dynamics

7.8. Expression

7.9. Time

7.9.1. Rhythm

7.9.2. Pulse

7.9.3. Tempo

7.9.4. Rubato

7.10. Pitch

7.11. Sound

7.12. Character

7.12.1. Atmosphere

7.12.2. Mood