All Things Strings: An Illustrated Dictionary (Dictionaries by Jo Nardolillo,T.M. Larsen

By Jo Nardolillo,T.M. Larsen

String gamers face a bewildering array of phrases on the topic of their tools. simply because string enjoying is a dwelling artwork shape, handed without delay from grasp to scholar, the phrases used to show advanced thoughts akin to bow thoughts and fingering platforms have built into an intensive vocabulary that may be advanced, imprecise, or even contradictory. a lot of those phrases are derived from French, Italian, or German, but few look in any normal track dictionary. in addition, the gulf isolating 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 in simple terms finished source for the terminology utilized by the fashionable string kinfolk of tools. the entire phrases touching on violin, viola, cello, and double bass, together with all genres and taking part in types, are outlined, defined, and illustrated in one text.

Entries contain concepts from transferring to fingerboard mapping to thumb place; the whole gamut of bowstrokes; phrases present in orchestral components; tool constitution and service; add-ons and gear; adorns (including these utilized in jazz and bluegrass); motives of varied bow holds; conventions of orchestral taking part in; and kinds of strings, in addition to info on a decide upon variety of recognized luthiers, influential pedagogues, and mythical performers. All factor Strings is expertly illustrated with unique drawings by means of T. M. Larsen and musical examples from the normal literature. Appendixes comprise an in depth bibliography of prompt studying for string avid gamers and a close chart of bowstrokes exhibiting notation and explaining execution.

As the one top resource for realizing string tools and referencing all worthwhile terminology, All issues Strings is an important instrument for performers, inner most academics, university 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 correct to all 4 smooth string tools performed in all genres—from jazz to bluegrass to traditionally trained performance—this source serves the wishes of each string musician.

Show description

Read Online or Download All Things Strings: An Illustrated Dictionary (Dictionaries for the Modern Musician) PDF

Best music books

Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings: Volume 1 and 2

From John Philip Sousa to eco-friendly Day, from Scott Joplin to Kanye West, from Stephen Foster to Coldplay, The Encyclopedia of serious renowned music Recordings, Volumes 1 and a couple of covers the sizeable scope of its topic with nearly unparalleled breadth and intensity. nearly 1,000 key track recordings from 1889 to the current are explored in complete, unveiling the tales at the back of the songs, the recordings, the performers, and the songwriters.

Il Duca D' Alba (An Opera in Four Acts with Italian Text): Vocal (Opera) Score (Kalmus Edition) (Italian Edition)

Expertly prepared Vocal ranking through Gaetano Donizetti from the Kalmus version sequence. this can be from the Romantic era.

Analyzing Influences (Advances in Music Education Research)

Editorial Board: Deborah Blair VanderLinde, Oakland collage. William Bauer, collage of Florida. Lisa R. Hunter, The kingdom college of latest York at Fredonia. Ronald Kos, Boston college. Joshua A. Russell, The Hartt college, collage of Hartford. Peter Whiteman, Institute of Early early life, Macquarie college.

Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene: Living Out Authenticity in Popular Music (Routledge Studies in Popular Music)

This e-book explores the highly-valued, and sometimes highly-charged, perfect of authenticity in hip-hop — what it really is, why it can be crucial, and the way it impacts the daily lifetime of rap artists. via studying the practices, identities, and struggles that form the lives of rappers within the London scene, the research exposes the options and strategies that hip-hop practitioners have interaction in to barter authenticity on a regular foundation.

Additional info for All Things Strings: An Illustrated Dictionary (Dictionaries for the Modern Musician)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.44 of 5 – based on 18 votes