In the preface to this work, Ivan Galamian and Frederick Neumann state that as technical mastery depends more on control of mind over muscle than upon mere agility of fingers, the direct way to such mastery lies through working procedures which present a constant challenge to the students thinking processes. Contemporary Violin Technique aims to address all the challenges normally faced by advancing students of the violin and then systematically work them until they are no longer problematic. Volume 1 of this important contribution to the violinist's arsenal is divided into two main parts: scale and arpeggio exercises, and bowing and rhythm patterns. The bowing and rhythm section is a separate part and pulls out of the book. For exercises dealing with double and multiple stops, refer Volume 2.