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Baete, Thomas: The Natural Violist

SKU EW1179
15 essential exercises for the viol, designed and illustrated by Bram Ollieuz. The result is a breathtaking little exercise book (in English) that, through its beauty and clarity, tries to seduce viol players to further develop and improve their basic techniques. Each of the 15 chapters introduces a specific technical aspect of playing the gamba through a simple exercise, followed by variations that gradually become more challenging. What makes this book particularly compelling is the way graphic designer Bram Ollieuz has created a sumptuous and artistic appearance that brings the practicing mind to a place of focus, patience and curiosity. Included in the book is a QR code that directs users to a website with a detailed online video tutorial, in which the author performs all the exercises. 76 pages