March 30, 2020
Itzhak Perlman Teaches Violin | Official Trailer | MasterClass

Itzhak Perlman Teaches Violin | Official Trailer | MasterClass


It’s like playing by braille. You are supposed
to play by feel. I’ve been with music since
I was practically born. I can’t live without
playing the violin. It’s all about the
music that’s relaxed or music that’s intense that
just kills you in a good way. In this class, I’m going
to talk about intonation, talk about vibrato, talk
about colors, posture, different styles of playing. Make the bow work for you. Don’t force the bow to jump. The bow says, I’m only
jumping if you leave me alone. To be a musician, it’s
almost like to be a magician. You don’t want the listener
to realize what you’re doing. If you get all of
that stuff you can learn to play the
violin in two hours. I’m just kidding. The old-fashioned master classes
is when the student plays and the teacher says, let
me show you how it goes. That’s not teaching. That’s basically showing. I want, whenever they do
something, to be their own. When I’m playing, if I don’t
feel something in the music, nothing is going to happen. When you connect with the
music, that connection will radiate through
the audience. I’m going to bring some
of my students to sit in and to have a discussion. Is there a difference between
being intense and being passionate? If you can feel my
enthusiasm for music, the class has
accomplished a lot. To be happy,
forming great music, and enjoy what you are
doing, what could be better? I’m Itzhak Perlman, and
this is my MasterClass.

100 thoughts on “Itzhak Perlman Teaches Violin | Official Trailer | MasterClass

  1. I saw this as an ad when watching two set violin.when I tried to enroll.I had to pay around15 dollars a month.Darn I’m unemployed

  2. I have zero interest in personally playing the violin but there are few musicians as prolific as this man. So. I’m totally about to watch this like an extremely detailed pseudo-documentary.

  3. I am a pianist…but I am basically as excited for this as I would be for a huge new movie coming out that I have been anticipating!! A masterful trailer!

  4. I'm not a violinist, but i would signup just to get the attitude he has. I think it would help me in guitar playing.. LOL

  5. I noticed his neck on the left-hand side thicker than the right-hand side, but I'm not surprised since he's been playing the violin since he was born. What a passion…

  6. I love the piece playing in the background. It’s the Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Cappricioso. I’m learning it right now! (I go to a performing arts high school as an advanced violinist)

  7. To me playing the violin is like the ear and the fingers revealing the soul. The ear corrects the fingers and they obey. There must be a direct connection here. The spirit must be that of a swan trapped in the ugly duckling. The music will free the swan.

  8. I don't know why but i'm just binge watching all of these trailers because they're are really good. The only ads i don't skip

  9. About the only Masterclass I would even consider and honestly will probably buy and watch, Itzahk Perlman is one of my all time idols.

  10. I definitely will be taking Mr. Pearlman‘s class I hope I get to see him perform live yeah he really is a treasure but first I have to buy me a violin

  11. The thing I have loved about the violin is how closely it can resemble the human voice.
    When that voice is properly tuned and in harmony it is absolutely wonderful to hear. When it's out of tune it's horrific !

  12. Well I didn’t skip this ad! Love when he says “To be a musician is almost like to be a magician: you don’t want the listener to realize what you’re doing.” As an opera singer, I couldn’t agree more!

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