In the following pages I have tried, as best I could, to give the serious teacher and student the practical benefit of the knowledge
I have gained during a long life devoted to playing and teaching the violin
I have here endeavored not only to make clear my ideas and ideals regarding the art, but to explain the mechanical means, and technical procedure, which
I have used in developing my pupils,
in the hope and belief that what I have written may be of help to all students who are and trying to become masters of that wonderful instrument—the violin.
I have and tried to explain the art of violin playing as well-nigh sixty years of experience as an interpreting artist
and teacher have revealed it. My advice, my conclusions, are all the outcome of my experience. I have verified them by years of experiment and observation.