The only English translation of this famous book.
Superior Bowing Technique is the definitive treatise on all aspects of bowing technique for the violin. Written by Lucien Capet, translated from French to English, the book is 187 pages in length.
Lucien Capet's concepts of bowing technique are completely revealed in this comprehensive volume. Along with the instructive text he has included exercises, studies and excerpts from the standard repertoire to clearly demonstrate the acquisition of Superior Bowing Technique.
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After much research on the subject of literature for bowing technique, I learned of the existence of this English translation of the famous book by Capet. Although some similar material can be found in Galamian's book on violin technique, and Fisher's books, this volume by Capet is the true foundation of the "French School" of bowing. It is dense material and takes considerable time to digest and incorporate into one's practice routines, but even with the short time I've had with it, I can see the benefits of continuing with it in earnest. Encore Music Publishing offers excellent customer service, by the way - thank you!
Pleased with the general translation and quality, however disappointed to find the scales and arpeggios (351 & 383 of part to be filled with errors. Maybe a misaligned printing type. Some pitches are incorrectly placed, or hard to discern.
This is an important book for string players (not just violinists, as the publisher suggests). It is comprehensive and very informative. The style of Capet's writing is a bit cumbersome at times, but this remains a very important book in my library.