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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 enjoying is a dwelling paintings shape, handed without delay from grasp to scholar, the phrases used to exhibit advanced ideas resembling bow concepts and fingering structures have built into an intensive 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. additionally, the gulf keeping apart classical enjoying from mess around, bluegrass, jazz, and different genres has generated style-specific phrases hardly codified into any reference paintings. All issues Strings: An Illustrated Dictionary bridges this hole, serving because the purely accomplished source for the terminology utilized by the trendy string relations of tools. the entire phrases relating violin, viola, cello, and double bass, such as all genres and taking part in kinds, are outlined, defined, and illustrated in one text.

Entries contain strategies from transferring to fingerboard mapping to thumb place; the total gamut of bowstrokes; phrases present in orchestral elements; device constitution and service; components and kit; adorns (including these utilized in jazz and bluegrass); reasons of assorted bow holds; conventions of orchestral enjoying; and kinds of strings, in addition to details on a choose variety of recognized luthiers, influential pedagogues, and mythical performers. All factor Strings is expertly illustrated with unique drawings through T. M. Larsen and musical examples from the normal literature. Appendixes comprise an in depth bibliography of prompt interpreting for string avid gamers and a close chart of bowstrokes exhibiting notation and explaining execution.

As the only top resource for figuring out string tools and referencing all valuable terminology, All issues Strings is a vital instrument for performers, deepest lecturers, collage professors, and scholars in any respect degrees. it's also a useful addition to the libraries of orchestra administrators and composers wishing to raised comprehend the complexities of string taking part in. With the inclusion of phrases appropriate 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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