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Beth Blackerby
Hi Everyone,

A while back there was a discussion about the Yost Shifting studies. Colleen McCullough in her interview stated that she "practice her Yost religiously".  But alas, the book is out of print. However, lo and behold, it was on the MSLP website. I downloaded it and posted it in the Resources section. Look under Violin Lab Resource materials. I had to post it in two parts. 

Happy Shifting ; )
Beth Blackerby
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Posted: August 26, 2011
Last Comment: August 27, 2011
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Patricia
Posted: August 27, 2011

Beth, I’m also curious now. Maybe I will request it for the 2nd time even if it takes 3 to 4 weeks to answer because they send them to the main library and from there to the regional libraries. Wish me good luck!

Patricia

a.k.a Tricia (Beth, I like the way you entered the salutation)


Beth Blackerby
Posted: August 27, 2011
Hi (Pa)Tricia,
I didn't think of inter-library loan. I'll see what I can find. I'm curious as to the other books by Yost. If you do check out the "Yost System" , please make a copy of a few pages and send them to me. (It's totally legal) I would like to see if the approach is any different than the other old pedagogy books. I've been looking at tons of old stuff, and interestingly, the approach is the same. They all start with finger spacing patterns, but the C major patterns, not the A , and D major. It was Suzuki who introduced the "1st finger spacing pattern" first.

Patricia
Posted: August 27, 2011

Thank you Beth.

I like the book. It’s easy to follow due to the fingers numbers written on top of each note.

There is a place where you can purchase all of his book:

http://yostsystemforviolin.blogspot.com/

Last week I purchased 12 CDs of the most beautiful music played by Fritz Kreisler and I said to myself, this is it! no more staff…, unless I can develop a nice vibrato.

If I buy one more thing related to my violin learning tools, I am going to have to build an addition to my house or move to a bigger home.

It is a good idea to use the interlibrary loan. However, months ago I requested “The Yost System for Violin: The Key to the Mastery of the Finger-board” by Gaylord Yost, which I know there is one copy in one of the universities near to my house. They lend me 5 video tapes of Ivan Galamian’s lessons, except the above mentioned book. I don’t know the reason.

Love you all

Tricia

P.S.- My name is Patricia, but there are others Patricia in VL. “Pat” gives the impression of a male person and I’m a lady, a mother and a grand-mother. Consequently, I think “Tricia” is more appropriate.


jojo
Posted: August 26, 2011
thank you Beth.

Ray
Posted: August 26, 2011
Thanks Beth, great resource for my ever growing library.  Especially since I've recently begun to explore the neighbourhood of other positions.  Sort of like when we were kids and we found out that the world does not end at our respective gates.

jack
Posted: August 26, 2011
Thanks Beth.  Great find!