Since then I found no evidences of someone mentioning this method here, or in all the internet. It's from 1914, so I consider it being relatively new.
I gave it a try (I've read it from start to finish and played all the 4 parts of book 1, all about 1st position) and I think it's a wonderful method, in the line of Maia Bang, but teaching hand shapes in specific order, instead of going through the circle of fifths like Bang's method.
I like the fact Kuchler gives directions of what to study alongside each part, when to start Wohlfardt, Sitt, etc.
Anyone else think his Violin Method is a good one?
Do you think 200 pages just for 1st position is a bit too much? (ok, the 1st volume explain a lot about how to hold the violin, etc. but i'm interested in the practical part - the exercises!)
I like to study everything 1st pos. have to give before start on higher positions, so i love this kind of method.
Any thoughts in general about Kuchler's Violin Method?
And an important question: do you know other methods who uses the "hand shapes" route?
I only saw this one, and the ones from Sevcik, Joachim, and Eberhardt (who calls his method "semitone based" but book 1 is so boring in my opinion).
I really like this "hand-shape" / "semitone" method of teaching and like to know more books with this!
I teach some students and use this method a lot!
(oh, and not so important question: do you know any other method like Maia Bang's Books? (Start with 1# and add more #'s until all sharps are covered, then later start with 1b and add more later, going through the circle of fifth in order)
Thanks in advance.
I'm from Brazil, so sorry the mistakes!
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