Originally published in 1924, this book is the result of many years’ quiet thought and observation in connection with the authors own teaching. It focuses mainly on the essential skills of violin playing, rather than on the peculiarities that all players adopt to suit their own requirements. The book contains broad common-sense views, preferring not to concentrate on any particular “school” or “method”. Written with some humour and in a very colloquial style it will prove to be a refreshing read, and is fully supported with detailed diagrams and photographic plates. This book is highly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of any amateur or professional violin player.