The Compleat Tutor for the Violin (Preston, John)

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Fynnjamin (2012/10/1)

Publisher. Info. London: John Preston, n.d.
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Work Title The Compleat Tutor for the Violin
Alternative. Title Title-page transcription
The Entire New and Compleat Tutor for the Violin, containing the easiest and best Methods for Learners to obtain a Proficiency with some useful Directions, Lessons, Graces &c. by Geminiani. To which is added a favourite Collection of Airs, Marches, Minuets, Song Tunes &c.
Composer Preston, John
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation violin

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The mention of Geminiani on the title-page is little more than a lure for the buyer of this small method; there seems to be no music by Geminiani, and only a few passages in the text can be traced back to Geminiani's Treatise on the Violin (e.g. ornamentation, and description of the "close shake" - i.e. vibrato)