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

By Jo Nardolillo,T.M. Larsen

String avid gamers face a bewildering array of phrases with regards to their tools. simply because string taking part in is a residing paintings shape, handed without delay from grasp to pupil, the phrases used to express complicated thoughts comparable to bow options and fingering platforms have constructed into an intensive vocabulary that may be complex, obscure, or even contradictory. lots of those phrases are derived from French, Italian, or German, but few seem in any commonplace song dictionary. furthermore, 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 simply entire source for the terminology utilized by the trendy string relations of tools. all the phrases relating violin, viola, cello, and double bass, along with all genres and enjoying types, are outlined, defined, and illustrated in one text.

Entries contain recommendations from moving to fingerboard mapping to thumb place; the total gamut of bowstrokes; phrases present in orchestral components; device constitution and service; add-ons and gear; embellishes (including these utilized in jazz and bluegrass); motives of assorted bow holds; conventions of orchestral taking part in; and kinds of strings, in addition to details on a decide upon variety of well-known luthiers, influential pedagogues, and mythical performers. All factor Strings is expertly illustrated with unique drawings via T. M. Larsen and musical examples from the traditional literature. Appendixes comprise an in depth bibliography of prompt studying for string gamers and a close chart of bowstrokes exhibiting notation and explaining execution.

As the one top resource for realizing string tools and referencing all useful terminology, All issues Strings is a necessary instrument for performers, deepest 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 higher comprehend the complexities of string taking part in. With the inclusion of phrases proper to all 4 smooth string tools performed in all genres—from jazz to bluegrass to traditionally educated performance—this source serves the desires of each string musician.

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