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4 Ways to Find Live Piano Accompanists
How can one improve their playing of the Paganini Caprices and similarly challenging works? Can people with smaller hands playing Paganini? Discover Paganini's secrets as told through Mr. Kross
Emil Kross and Playing Paganini
Dive into Emil Kross' rare book on the art of playing Paganini and mastering incredible technical feats
The Study of Paganini's Twenty-Four Caprices
How did Paganini stand while playing the violin? See a description with photographic examples
Correct Position of the Hand and Arm
A popular shoulder rest in the 1800s and 1900s and how to properly position a shoulder rest and the neck on the violin?
Chinrest and Correct Positioning
Additional information on the Becker Chinrest and Louis Spohr's view on the left hand in the higher positions
Louis Spohr's Fourth Position
Emil Kross examines the validity and usefulness of aforementioned hand positions and describes his ideal form
Paganini's Hand Positions
Finger placement and Proper Hand setting for chords exercises. What are the benefits of practicing correct hand positioning on the violin or viola to playing advanced music?
Playing Demanding Music with Proper Hand Posture
Once an excellent hand posture was established, one should strengthen it with simple exercises. Mr. Kross details the benefits of his recommendations
Practicing the Left-Hand Hold of the Violin or Viola
What are the hardest pieces ever written for the violin? We challenge you to find pieces more demonic than these..
The Hardest Violin Pieces Ever Written
Carl Guhr, a big fan of Paganini, had written much about how Niccolo played in his book. What were the advantages of such technique?
Records and Witnesses to Paganini's Manner of Performing
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