Violin Making, Second Edition Revised and Expanded: An Illustrated Guide for the Amateur

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Fox Chapel Publishing #ad - With a complete list of tools, and templates for every piece all included, detailed illustrations, full-size patterns, you'll craft an instrument fit for an orchestra. Author and lifelong teacher Bruce Ossman uses his simple techniques and clear instruction to guide you through every single step of making a violin.

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Violin-Making: A Historical and Practical Guide Dover Books on Music

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Dover Publications #ad - Originally published in 1884 as violin-making, as it was and is: being a historical, Amateur and Professional, Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the Science and Art of Violin-Making for the Use of Violin Makers and Players, this volume has enlightened and informed generations of performers and players alike.

A fascinating history of the instrument precedes discussions of materials and construction techniques. This classic guide offers an accessible initiation into the mysteries of violin-making. More than 200 diagrams, engravings, and photographs complement the text. Author edward heron-allen served an apprenticeship with Georges Chanot, a preeminent nineteenth-century violin maker.

Violin-Making: A Historical and Practical Guide Dover Books on Music #ad - Charming in its style and cultivated in its research, it covers every detail of the process, from wood selection to varnish. The knowledge, and experience heron-allen acquired in the master's shop are reflected in this book, theory, skill, which was the first to combine the history, and practice of violin-making.

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Violin Repair Guide Technical Reference

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Hal Leonard #ad - Technical Reference. A must for instrument owners, viola, this guide provides illustrated step-by-step instructions for bow rehairing, repair and restoration of the violin, cello and string bass. Features more than 100 richly detailed illustrations! .

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The Violin Maker: A Search for the Secrets of Craftsmanship, Sound, and Stradivari

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Marchese takes readers from start to finish as zygmuntowicz builds the violin, from the first selection of the wood, through the carving of the scroll and the fingerboard, to the cutting of the back and belly, to the placement of the sound peg. How does a simple piece of wood become a violin, commissions Sam Zygmuntowicz, the king of instruments? Watch and find out as Eugene Drucker, a member of the world–renowned Emerson String Quartet, a Brooklyn craftsman, to make him a new violin.

Though much of the story takes place in the craftsman's museum–like Brooklyn workshop, there are side trips across the river to the rehearsal rooms of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln center, and across the world. Stops on the itinerary include cremona, italy, the magical city where Antonio Stradivari and a few of his contemporaries achieved a level of violin–making perfection that has endured for centuries, as well as points in France and Germany integral to the history of the violin.

The Violin Maker: A Search for the Secrets of Craftsmanship, Sound, and Stradivari #ad - A stunning work of narrative nonfiction that's also a finely crafted, loving homage to the instrument that most closely approximates the human voice. As he tells this extraordinary story, journalist John Marchese shares the rich lore of this beloved instrument and illuminates an art that has barely changed since the Renaissance.

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Violin varnish and how to make it

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#ad - 58 pages. Violin varnish and how to make it.

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Antonio Stradivari: His Life and Work Dover Books on Music

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Dover Publications #ad - Collectors have paid many thousands of dollars for one of Stradivari's violins. The incomparable visual beauty of his instruments and the infinite variety and magnificence of tone of which they are capable have by this time passed into the realm of legend. Leading appraisers of fine musical instruments agree that in the art of making violins, no one has ever gone beyond the achievement of Antonio Stradivari.

That is the book published in 1902 by the three Hill brothers of the London violin-making firm. Expert violin-makers and critics of superior violin craftsmanship, these men had unique opportunities to examine and compare almost all of the great examples of Italian violin-making. The larger divisions of the book concern the ancestry of Stradivari; his violins, viols, and violoncellos; his aims in relation to tone; his materials; his varnish; his construction; his labels; the number of instruments he made; the growth of their reputation.

Antonio Stradivari: His Life and Work Dover Books on Music #ad - It is strange, but true, that only one book really delves into the life and art of this famous Italian craftsman. Some of the topics discussed under these main headings are: stradivari's apprenticeship to Amati; comparison of his work with that of Amati; the tone of the pre-1684 Stradivari violin; changes between 1684 and 1690; distinguishing characteristics of many existing violins, their specific location, violas, and cellos, etc.

Erroneous views concerning stradivari's material; his preference for the wood of certain trees in given years; the mystery of the ingredients of Stradivari's varnish; the effect of varnish on tone; the measurements of Stradivari's instruments; the time spent by Stradivari in making a violin; the years of greatest production; the largest number dating from one year; estimate of the total number made; an estimate of the actual sum he charged for an instrument; the introduction of Stradivari instruments into France and England; the first revelation of their supreme merit; and many other interesting topics.

Musicologists, violinists, makers of instruments, historians of culture, and those who count themselves simply as music lovers will find this to be an extremely interesting and informative account.

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The Phoenix Guitar Company's Guide to Guitarmaking for the Small Shop: A Step-by-Step Approach

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Wheatmark, Inc. #ad - This book demonstrates how to simplify procedures in a shop, allowing the guitarmaker to build several types of guitar without needing lots of room. The phoenix guitar company's guide to guitarmaking for the Small Shop includes over six hundred photos and illustrations, recommendations, along with tips, and jigs to help beginners and advanced builders alike.

About the AuthorGeorge S. He continued to build guitars in his spare time until 2006, when he took early retirement from Intel, and went fulltime into the guitarmaking business. A local musician saw this guitar, ordered one, and suddenly George found himself in business. The phoenix guitar company's guide to guitarmaking for the Small Shop is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide describing how three very different types of guitars steel string, archtop, and classical can be built using very similar methods.

The Phoenix Guitar Company's Guide to Guitarmaking for the Small Shop: A Step-by-Step Approach #ad - He began working on guitars as a hobby in 1988, and in late 1989, he built his first guitar. Since that time, and classical guitar construction, he has taught numerous guitarmaking classes, including steel string, and continues building guitars out of his new shop in Torrance, archtop, California. In a small shop, where space and manpower is limited, a guitarmaker needs to optimize his or her working area and methodology.

Leach spent most of his career as a design engineer and engineering manager at Intel Corp.

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Old-Time Fiddle for the Complete Ignoramus!

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Native Ground Books & Music #ad - 37 tunes are written out in Wayne's easy-to-use tab system and standard notation. This book will teach absolutely anyone to play the fiddle. Fiddle instruction has never been any simpler, clearer, or more humorous. He takes the reader through every step of adjusting, holding, tuning, and playing the fiddle.

Wayne erbsen's 35 years of teaching experience shows on every page. A link to download the digital version of our instructional cd is included!you will learn to play: amazing grace, groundhog, sugar hill, old joe clark, wagoner s lad, say darling say, house of the rising sun, east virginia, rye whiskey, cluck old hen, red river Valley, Wildwood Flower, Ida Red, Buffalo Gals, Sail Away Ladies, Lynchburg Town, Shortening Bread, It Ain t Gonna Grain no Mo, Don t Let Your Deal Go Down, Little Birdie, Old Molly Hare, Darling Corey, Charley He s a Good Old Man, In the Pines, Cripple Creek, Cumberland Mountain Deer Chase, Joy to the World, Run Johnny Run, Rain and Snow, Blackest Crow, Liza Poor Gal, Polly Put the Kettle On, Muley s Daughter, Cotton-Eyed Joe, Willie Moore.

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Cremona Violins:A Physicist's Quest for the Secrets of StradivariWith DVD-ROM

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WSPC #ad - This book contains a brief account of that history — the rise and fall of the Cremonese art of violin making that dominated over two centuries. It is primarily devoted, however, to the physics behind violin acoustics, specifically the research of William F “Jack” Fry over the past several decades.

This historic achievement makes the book extremely valuable for violin makers and violin researchers, enabling young and aspiring violinists to own excellent sounding instruments with the acoustical marvels of the old at affordable prices. The accompanying video features Fry's demonstration of how and why minute changes in thickness graduations make predictable changes in tonal qualities of an instrument.

Cremona Violins:A Physicist's Quest for the Secrets of StradivariWith DVD-ROM #ad - Contents:luigi tarisio and the violins of cremonathe rise and fall of the cremonese art of violin making antonio stradivari 1644c–1737The Anatomy of a Violin and the Mechanism of Sound ProductionSome Historical Notes on Violin Research Over CenturiesWilliam F Fry and His Quest for the Secrets of Cremona ViolinsMyth and Reality of Cremona Violins, Fry's ViolinsA Convergence of Science and ArtReadership: Physicists, musicologists, violin makers and violin researchers.

With rare insights, he has come closer than anyone before in reproducing the tonal qualities of the great Italian masters. Cremona violins occupy a unique and storied place in violin history. The gradual evolution of his ideas leading to a holistic approach is chronicled, in sharp contrast to the conventional “reductionist” analysis.

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Fiddle For Dummies

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For Dummies #ad - Learn to play the fiddle? Easy. Tackling a new instrument can be intimidating, tuning, you'll have no trouble at all! From selecting, and caring for your fiddle to mastering various music styles, but with this easy-to-use guide, Fiddle For Dummies walks you step-by-step through everything you need to start playing the fiddle like a pro.

Plus, if you're already a violin player, you'll impress yourself and fellow musicians as you unlock your instrument to open up a whole new world of sounds. Learn fiddle techniques and fundamentalsselect, tune, and care for your fiddleJoin the folk instrument movement and master the fiddlePlay fiddle music from all over the worldWhether you're a complete beginner or a violin player looking to branch out and try something new, Fiddle For Dummies will have you fit as a fiddle in no time.

Fiddle For Dummies #ad - Playing the fiddle can expose you to a range of musical styles from all over the world, Scottish, bluegrass, folk, such as Irish, country, Celtic/Cape Breton, and more. You'll discover how to hold a fiddle, master fundamental techniques, and take your skills to the next level. This title also features companion audio tracks and instructional video clips hosted online at Dummies.

Com to help further enhance your skills. The fiddle is a popular instrument across many continents, and is a favorite for many because it is small and portable.

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3rd - The Guitar Player Repair Guide

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BACKBEAT UK #ad - New features include set-up specs of leading players; stronger coverage of guitar electronics, including pickups and wiring diagrams; and expanded coverage of acoustics. Players learn how to set up a guitar and keep it in top form by mastering basic maintenance. Features an essential DVD that makes guitar maintenance easier than ever.

This expanded edition for beginners to experts is a step-by-step manual to maintaining and repairing electric and acoustic guitars and basses.

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