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Ricci on Glissando
The Shortcut to Violin Technique
Ruggiero Ricci. Edited by Gregory H. Zayia

"Ricci's book presents to every serious violinist a unique view of left-hand technique and the challenges of playing the instrument at the highest level. His views are based on a lifetime of experience as a virtuoso and on his inexhaustible search for answers to the problems faced by every violinist." —Kevork Mardirossian, Professor of Violin and Coordinator of Strings, Louisiana State University

Maestro Ruggiero Ricci addresses the common problems of finger shifting, by advocating the study of the glissando left-handed technique. He offers exercises designed to increase flexibility, ear training, coordination, and crawling technique and has included a DVD in which he demonstrates various bowing techniques.

Published by Indiana University Press
128 pages, 12 black & white photos
978-0-253-21933-6, paper $34.95

For more information or to purchase a copy
of the book, visit Indiana University Press.

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Left Hand Technic book and DVD of Paginini caprices

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As far as DVDs, there are currently three products on the market:
(1) 24 Paganini Caprices available exclusively from Shar Music

(2) "Great Violinists of the Bell Telephone Hour" available from many sources including amazon and the supplier VAI.

(3) A five DVD set of violin Master Classes and bonus audio CD available exclusively from Bein & Fushi in Chicago.