Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Rhythmizing the Bow|
Actor: Julie Lyonn Lieberman
Director: hal Leonard Corp
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Put fire in your bow! Learn the secrets behind how to build new mental skills that will enable you to enliven your bow arm, dip into the primal rhythms of your soul, and make everyone within ear's distance frolic, ca... more »
An innovative way to approach rhythm on the violin
Vicki Richards | Miami FL USA | 03/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was such a new way to approach the study of rhythmn on the violin. Actually Ms. Lieberman got to the essence of how we function rhythmically without having a bow in our hands. Rhythmic training begins before, during and after developing a bow hold. How we train the brain ws addressed.
I enjoyed the progression of information. Her clear speaking is a plus in this educational recording and the cordial presentation helps welcome those new to the concepts.At first I wondered why I wasn't playing from a chart or score at the beginning of the DVD. Then I realized that core information was being given regarding how we develop our every rhythmic sensibility in playing. The call and response portions provided enough interactiveness, similar to a live lesson.
I will be incorporating many of the materials into my teaching and playing. So many helpful suggestions were included that I'll have plenty of material to digest and disseminate for and with my students. I appreciated the musical interludes between chapters as they demonstrated some of the many varieties of rhythmic playing available but underutilized by most string players.
After decades of playing and teaching this was a fascinating and relevant body of information that I think no string teacher, professional or student should be without!
Ms. Lieberman is known to be an authority in many aspects of World, American and "Alternative" styles and I hope she continues to supply those of us on a narrower path with these insightful and educational resources."