I was just wondering out of curiosity, what studies and technique books have you all gone through, and in what order? Which ones did you find the most important and helpful in developing technique, and in what aspect exactly? Here is a list of studies and technique books that I own and have done or plan on doing later on (not especially in this order):
-Wohlfart 60 studies
-Schradiek School of violin technics books 1 & 3
-Trott Melodious double stops
-Geringas 30 shifting studies
-Sevcik Opus 1 & 8
-Galamian Scale book 1
-Frederick Harris Complete scale book
-Dont Opus 37 & 35
-Kreutzer 42 studies
-Rode 24 caprice
-Mazas 75 studies book 1-3
-Fiorillo 36 caprice
-Paganini 24 caprice
I have heard good things about Gavinies 24 studies and Ruggiero Ricci Left hand violin technique, but have yet to buy them, is it worth it? (I also know about showoffs like Wieniawski caprice, but for now I tend to stay away from that and Paganini like the plague, I just don't see any benefit from it if there is any)
Though I have gone through most, I guess I still have quite a while to go before confidently jumping into superhuman concertos. I am entering my last year of high school, planning to take a gap year before auditioning for university.
Feel free to add on to the list and recommend some more, because while musicality may be there, my technique has to improve as fast as possible, and a lot of practicing studies seem to be the way to go... (Perhaps at the price of my sanity)
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