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By Jo Nardolillo,T.M. Larsen

ISBN-10: 0810884437

ISBN-13: 9780810884434

String gamers face a bewildering array of phrases concerning their tools. simply because string taking part in is a dwelling paintings shape, handed without delay from grasp to pupil, the phrases used to exhibit advanced suggestions comparable to bow suggestions and fingering structures have constructed into an in depth vocabulary that may be advanced, obscure, or even contradictory. a lot of those phrases are derived from French, Italian, or German, but few look in any typical track dictionary. in addition, the gulf setting apart classical taking part in from mess around, bluegrass, jazz, and different genres has generated style-specific phrases hardly ever codified into any reference paintings. All issues Strings: An Illustrated Dictionary bridges this hole, serving because the purely entire source for the terminology utilized by the fashionable string kin of tools. all the phrases bearing on violin, viola, cello, and double bass, including all genres and taking part in kinds, are outlined, defined, and illustrated in one text.

Entries contain concepts from moving to fingerboard mapping to thumb place; the whole gamut of bowstrokes; phrases present in orchestral elements; device constitution and service; components and gear; embellishes (including these utilized in jazz and bluegrass); motives of varied bow holds; conventions of orchestral enjoying; and kinds of strings, in addition to details on a choose variety of well-known luthiers, influential pedagogues, and mythical performers. All factor Strings is expertly illustrated with unique drawings by way of T. M. Larsen and musical examples from the traditional literature. Appendixes contain an in depth bibliography of advised studying for string avid gamers and an in depth chart of bowstrokes displaying notation and explaining execution.

As the only most sensible resource for knowing string tools and referencing all beneficial terminology, All issues Strings is an important instrument for performers, deepest lecturers, university professors, and scholars in any respect degrees. it's also a useful addition to the libraries of orchestra administrators and composers wishing to higher comprehend the complexities of string enjoying. With the inclusion of phrases proper to all 4 glossy string tools performed in all genres—from jazz to bluegrass to traditionally proficient performance—this source serves the desires of each string musician.

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