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By Jo Nardolillo,T.M. Larsen

ISBN-10: 0810884437

ISBN-13: 9780810884434

String avid gamers face a bewildering array of phrases with regards to their tools. simply because string taking part in is a dwelling artwork shape, handed without delay from grasp to pupil, the phrases used to express complicated techniques reminiscent of bow concepts and fingering platforms have constructed into an intensive vocabulary that may be complex, obscure, or even contradictory. a lot of those phrases are derived from French, Italian, or German, but few seem in any typical song dictionary. additionally, the gulf setting apart classical enjoying 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 in simple terms complete source for the terminology utilized by the trendy string kin of tools. the entire phrases relating violin, viola, cello, and double bass, including all genres and taking part in types, are outlined, defined, and illustrated in one text.

Entries comprise strategies from transferring to fingerboard mapping to thumb place; the complete gamut of bowstrokes; phrases present in orchestral elements; tool constitution and service; components and gear; embellishes (including these utilized in jazz and bluegrass); factors of varied bow holds; conventions of orchestral enjoying; and kinds of strings, in addition to details on a opt for 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 contain an in depth bibliography of steered studying for string gamers and an in depth chart of bowstrokes exhibiting notation and explaining execution.

As the one top resource for figuring out string tools and referencing all precious terminology, All issues Strings is a necessary instrument for performers, deepest academics, collage 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 correct to all 4 smooth string tools performed in all genres—from jazz to bluegrass to traditionally proficient performance—this source serves the wishes of each string musician.

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