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Otakar Šev?ík (March 22, 1852 - January 18, 1934) was a Czech violinist.

Šev?ík was known as a soloist and an ensemble player (including his playing with Eugène Ysaÿe). He was famous as a violin teacher in Salzburg, Vienna, Prague, Kharkiv, Kyiv, London, Boston, Chicago, New York. His violin studies and violin methods are still important as major teaching tools. These studies include The Little Šev?ík, an elementary violin tutor, which teaches the semitone system in 149 exercises, and the School of Violin Technics, First Position, vol. II, 2nd to 7th Positions, and Vol. III, Shifting, and Preparatory Exercises in Double-Stopping, Opus 9.

Šev?ík, Otakar. The Little Šev?ík, An Elementary Violin Tutor (1901). Miami, Florida: Kalmus/Warner Music. ISBN 0-7692-9729-3.
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