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VIOLIN HELP!!! WHICH TECHNIQUE BOOK IS THE BEST?

OK so I finally got a teacher but want to find a good book so I can practice violin techniques such as martele, vibrato, etc with my teacher. What book do you recommend that has tons of exercise for building violin techniques? I don't want Suzuki books,they seem to be useless as I already know all the music theory and reading notes.Please give me a list of useful books. Thanks.

Posted by Zimmerman
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Both bow articulations (like martele) and vibrato are topics that no book can teach as well as a human being. I hope you don't expect these books to *teach* you these techniques–and I hope your teacher can! (If not, maybe you need a different one.)

I'll also offer the disclaimer that every teacher has preferred books and none is necessarily better, just apples and oranges. I wouldn't appreciate someone on Yahoo Answers telling my students what book to use when I was planning to use certain ones–or causing them to start them sooner than I intended. If your teacher is good, he or she will know of dozens of exercise and etude books to assign you.

All that said, I suggest you take a look at this list: Http://www.revisemysite.com/pdfs/61-Asta… (pdf). It's important that you study different exercise books when you're at the level appropriate to them, and this has them (along with concert pieces) divided up into level. You might try finding repertoire that you're currently playing and see what etudes are in the same level.
Here are some specific recommendations:
– Wohlfart "Foundation Studies"–good for a host of left-hand and bow issues. Several volumes covering a broad range of levels.
– Sevcik bowing book for martele and other strokes ( Http://petrucci.mus.auth.gr/imglnks/usim… , or shell out $15 for a more modern edition with instructions in English)
– Whistler's "Introducing the Positions"–for getting familiarity with and accuracy in 3rd position (and others)
– Mazas and Kreutzer etudes (you need to be comfortable in 3rd position first)

Note that I only know of one book about vibrato, this one: Http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Viva… . It's useful, but primarily vibrato is learned through repertoire.

Listed building driveway?

I am a contractor just about to investigate a grade 2 listed building uk only awnser s please it is my first listed project. Now the access or driveway is very poor and is very steep can i get my team to refurb the drive before work is granted on the building it is about 100 meters long 3 meters wide and around a 35 degree steepness but its just consitant wet mud at the moment?
The driveway is very steep look up hazlewood house south devon boy boy it is all built in a valley on the avon the sheep have a job standing !

Posted by wesley
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If a building is listed then this extends to the entire curtilage of the site that the building sits on. A common misconception is that a property can be listed 'in part'. This is not the case. Therefore, in the instance that you describe it is almost certain that the drive forms part of the curtilage of the building and is, therefore, covered by the listing. The legal aspect here is connected to the word 'development'. If the work that you are proposing constitutes 'development' under the terms of the Town and Country Planning Act then Listed Building Consent is required. In practice 'development' is anything other than general maintainence or like-for-like replacement. Accordingly, from your description, I would suggest that development is taking place and therefore Listed Building Consent is required. It is a criminal offence to carry out unauthorised work to a Listed Building. I hope this helps.

What are your Magic: the Gathering deck building techniques? I need help!?

Ok, so i just got back into the game after about 6/7 years… All my old cards are long gone, so I bought a whole bunch ranging from old to new from ebay, and also got some pre-cons to brush up.

I want to start building my own decks again, but I'm having trouble figuring out where to start. I used to know pretty much all the cards i have, but now i have very little idea of what I've got. Whats my best strategy? Should i make a list of all my cards, (bearing in mind this would be incredibly time consuming as I have so many) or pick a colour and go from there?

I guess i need better organisational skills lol. So if anyone can give me some tips, I'd really appreciate it. Maybe some deck ideas too, like weenie, burn etc.

I guess this is more of "please help me organise" than a question, but please… HELP!

Thanks,

Katie.

Posted by ~*Raine*~
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First of all, welcome back! MTG is a great game and deck building is definitely part of the fun and pain. 😛

Since you are just starting again, I believe the best approach is casual play with friends or people at local card stores. From there you can see other popular deck type and you may find more of what you like. As for now, you can quickly go through your cards and see if there is any particular strategy or combo that you like. Let say, you like white weenie with buffs for aggro win. Stick with that and take out all your cards that fit the strategy and work from there.

It is very easy to build a deck based on colour but it is hard to find a good synergy if you build a deck this way. It is even harder to improve a deck if you don't even know how you are suppose to win with your deck. With a theme or a winning condition (like aggro win), then you can say the 5 casting Serra Angel is not a good fit. So instead of running 4, maybe do 2 and put 2 sideboard. You need to know how you want to win with your deck so that you can analyze if a card fit your deck.

You can check out Gatherer for cards info: Http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Defaul…
Go to "Advanced" to refine your search.

Put a deck together, post it here again and we can look at it to see how to improve it.

As for organizing, I sort all my cards in two different ways.
1) Binder
– I sort my cards per block. For example, "Shards of Alara", "Conflux", and "Alara Reborn" cards are put in the same binder. I keep 4 copies max in the binder. For extra copies, I keep them in "shoe boxes"
2) Shoe boxes
– I only store extra copies in shoe boxes and I sort extra by colours and type. White, Blue, Black, Red, Green, Multi-colour, Artifact (all colours and colourless), land. Among each "category", I sort my cards alphabetically.

It may seem geeky to organize cards this way but it is until you organize your cards then you know what you actually have. And I can guarantee you that it is a lot easier to find a card when they are organized in a way that you understand. Oh, I also label the boxes and binder. When you only have two binders, of course you can tell which is which without label. As you get to binder number 8, you get a li'l confused even when you look at them every day.

Another tip: always put back cards to a binder or box if they are no long required in a deck. I also have a list to keep track of what card and number of copy of a card is in what deck. Again, when you only have two decks, oh ya, you know exactly what's in them. After building and refining/improving half a dozen of decks, you sorta lost tracks of where everything is. You do not want to scare the hell out of yourself when you cannot remember which deck has the 4 foil Wrath of God you spent years to collect or are they still in the binder? (Ya, it happened to me once. I turned out my brother used them in his deck and I forgot.)

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