The Science of String Instruments

The Science of String Instruments
Author: Thomas D. Rossing
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2010-12-15
ISBN 10: 1441971106
ISBN 13: 9781441971104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of String Instruments Book Review:

Thomas D. Rossing String instruments are found in almost all musical cultures. Bowed string instruments form the backbone of symphony orchestras, and they are used widely as solo inst- ments and in chamber music as well. Guitars are used universally in pop music as well as in classical music. The piano is probably the most versatile of all musical inst- ments, used widely not only in ensemble with other musical instruments but also as a solo instrument and to accompany solo instruments and the human voice. In this book, various authors will discuss the science of plucked, bowed, and hammered string instruments as well as their electronic counterparts. We have tried to tell the fascinating story of scienti?c research with a minimum of mathematics to maximize the usefulness of the book to performers and instrument builders as well as to students and researchers in musical acoustics. Sometimes, however, it is dif?cult to “translate” ideas from the exact mathematical language of science into words alone, so we include some basic mathematical equations to express these ideas. It is impossible to discuss all families of string instruments. Some instruments have been researched much more than others. Hopefully, the discussions in this book will help to encourage further scienti?c research by both musicians and scientists alike. 1.1 A Brief History of the Science of String Instruments Quite a number of good histories of acoustics have been written (Lindsay 1966, 1973; Hunt 1992; Beyer 1999), and these histories include musical acoustics.

Handbook of Materials for String Musical Instruments

Handbook of Materials for String Musical Instruments
Author: Voichita Bucur
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 975
Release: 2016-08-29
ISBN 10: 3319320807
ISBN 13: 9783319320809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Materials for String Musical Instruments Book Review:

This book addresses core questions about the role of materials in general and of wood in particular in the construction of string instruments used in the modern symphony orchestra – violins, violas, cellos and basses. Further attention is given to materials for classical guitars, harps, harpsichords and pianos. While some of the approaches discussed are traditional, most of them depend upon new scientific approaches to the study of the structure of materials, such as for example wood cell structure, which is visible only using modern high resolution microscopic techniques. Many examples of modern and classical instruments are examined, together with the relevance of classical techniques for the treatment of wood. Composite materials, especially designed for soundboards could be a good substitute for some traditional wood species. The body and soundboard of the instrument are of major importance for their acoustical properties, but the study also examines traditional and new wood species used for items such as bows, the instrument neck, string pegs, etc. Wood species’ properties for musical instruments and growth origins of woods used by great makers such as Antonio Stradivari are examined and compared with more recently grown woods available to current makers. The role of varnish in the appearance and acoustics of the final instrument is also discussed, since it has often been proposed as a ‘secret ingredient’ used by great makers. Aspects related to strings are commented.As well as discussing these subjects, with many illustrations from classical and contemporary instruments, the book gives attention to conservation and restoration of old instruments and the physical results of these techniques. There is also discussion of the current value of old instruments both for modern performances and as works of art having great monetary value.The book will be of interest and value to researchers, advanced students, music historians, and contemporary string instrument makers. Musicians in general, particularly those playing string instruments, will also find its revelations fascinating. It will also attract the attention of those using wood for a variety of other purposes, for its use in musical instruments uncovers many of its fundamental features. Professor Neville H. FletcherAustralian National University, Canberra

Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments
Author: Professor of Musical Acoustics Donald Murray Campbell,Murray Campbell,Clive A. Greated,Arnold Myers,Senior Lecturer in Music and Director Arnold Myers
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780198165040
ISBN 13: 0198165048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musical Instruments Book Review:

A reference guide to musical instruments.

The Physics of Musical Instruments

The Physics of Musical Instruments
Author: Neville H. Fletcher,Thomas D. Rossing
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 756
Release: 2013-11-09
ISBN 10: 0387216030
ISBN 13: 9780387216034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Musical Instruments Book Review:

While the history of musical instruments is nearly as old as civilisation itself, the science of acoustics is quite recent. By understanding the physical basis of how instruments are used to make music, one hopes ultimately to be able to give physical criteria to distinguish a fine instrument from a mediocre one. At that point science may be able to come to the aid of art in improving the design and performance of musical instruments. As yet, many of the subtleties in musical sounds of which instrument makers and musicians are aware remain beyond the reach of modern acoustic measurements. This book describes the results of such acoustical investigations - fascinating intellectual and practical exercises. Addressed to readers with a reasonable grasp of physics who are not put off by a little mathematics, this book discusses most of the traditional instruments currently in use in Western music. A guide for all who have an interest in music and how it is produced, as well as serving as a comprehensive reference for those undertaking research in the field.

Style and Performance for Bowed String Instruments in French Baroque Music

Style and Performance for Bowed String Instruments in French Baroque Music
Author: Mary Cyr
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN 10: 1317048814
ISBN 13: 9781317048817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Style and Performance for Bowed String Instruments in French Baroque Music Book Review:

Mary Cyr addresses the needs of researchers, performers, and informed listeners who wish to apply knowledge about historically informed performance to specific pieces. Special emphasis is placed upon the period 1680 to 1760, when the viol, violin, and violoncello grew to prominence as solo instruments in France. Part I deals with the historical background to the debate between the French and Italian styles and the features that defined French style. Part II summarizes the present state of research on bowed string instruments (violin, viola, cello, contrebasse, pardessus de viole, and viol) in France, including such topics as the size and distribution of parts in ensembles and the role of the contrebasse. Part III addresses issues and conventions of interpretation such as articulation, tempo and character, inequality, ornamentation, the basse continue, pitch, temperament, and "special effects" such as tremolo and harmonics. Part IV introduces four composer profiles that examine performance issues in the music of Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Marin Marais, Jean-Baptiste Barrière, and the Forquerays (father and son). The diversity of compositional styles among this group of composers, and the virtuosity they incorporated in their music, generate a broad field for discussing issues of performance practice and offer opportunities to explore controversial themes within the context of specific pieces.

The Art and Science of String Performance

The Art and Science of String Performance
Author: Samuel Applebaum,Thomas Lindsay
Publsiher: Alfred Music
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2005-05-03
ISBN 10: 1457421682
ISBN 13: 9781457421686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art and Science of String Performance Book Review:

In this handy reference for string teachers, Dr. Samuel Applebaum addresses the most frequently asked questions, ranging from the very basic to the most advanced. From his conversations with the greatest concert artists of our time, he covers topics such as positions, intonation, vibrato, bowings, sight reading, practicing and stage fright in a comprehensive question-and-answer format.

Emerging Intelligent Computing Technology and Applications

Emerging Intelligent Computing Technology and Applications
Author: De-Shuang Huang,Kang-Hyun Jo,Hong-Hee Lee,Hee-Jun Kang,Vitoantonio Bevilacqua
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1134
Release: 2009-09-19
ISBN 10: 3642040705
ISBN 13: 9783642040702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Intelligent Computing Technology and Applications Book Review:

The International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC) was formed to provide an annual forum dedicated to the emerging and challenging topics in artificial intelligence, machine learning, bioinformatics, and computational biology, etc. It aims to bring - gether researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to share ideas, problems, and solutions related to the multifaceted aspects of intelligent computing. ICIC 2009, held in Ulsan, Korea, September 16–19, 2009, constituted the 5th - ternational Conference on Intelligent Computing. It built upon the success of ICIC 2008, ICIC 2007, ICIC 2006, and ICIC 2005 held in Shanghai, Qingdao, Kunming, and Hefei, China, 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2005, respectively. This year, the conference concentrated mainly on the theories and methodologies as well as the emerging applications of intelligent computing. Its aim was to unify the p- ture of contemporary intelligent computing techniques as an integral concept that hi- lights the trends in advanced computational intelligence and bridges theoretical research with applications. Therefore, the theme for this conference was “Emerging Intelligent Computing Technology and Applications.” Papers focusing on this theme were solicited, addressing theories, methodologies, and applications in science and technology.

The Musical Instrument Desk Reference

The Musical Instrument Desk Reference
Author: Michael J. Pagliaro
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2012-08-16
ISBN 10: 081088271X
ISBN 13: 9780810882713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Musical Instrument Desk Reference Book Review:

The Musical Instrument Desk Reference provides the one-stop shop for those in need of a quick, visually-rich reference guide to band and orchestral instruments. Descriptions and illustrations of everything from the physics of sound to detailed discussions of each orchestra and band instrument make this work the ideal desktop reference tool for the working musician. Through its Quick Start and In Depth features, readers can quickly decide how deeply they want to delve into the instrument at hand. Following a contemporary format designed to facilitate what any musician or music instructor needs to know, The Musical Instrument Desk Reference eliminates the need to leaf through multiple method books or trawl through websites to find information.

The Making of Stringed Instruments

The Making of Stringed Instruments
Author: George Buchanan
Publsiher: B T Batsford Limited
Total Pages: 205
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780713481402
ISBN 13: 0713481404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Stringed Instruments Book Review:

With clear instructions and over 500 detailed diagrams, Buchanan provides a practical guide to making a range of stringed instruments such as a violin, a classical guitar, a viola, a cello, a mandolin and a mandola, all in straight-forward terms.

String Methods for Beginners

String Methods for Beginners
Author: Selim Giray
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2020-03-26
ISBN 10: 1000028119
ISBN 13: 9781000028119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

String Methods for Beginners Book Review:

String Methods for Beginners is designed for students to receive the essential playing and teaching skills on all orchestral string instruments. The goal of this textbook is to be truly methodical in its approach, and to assist the instructor, completely eliminating the need to do additional research, or reorganization in preparation to teach this class. Students will gain the basic knowledge and experience to teach bowed stringed instruments in public schools. String Methods for Beginners covers the necessary topics to learn and teach the violin, viola, cello, and string bass. It explores the fundamentals of those instruments and teaching considerations, utilizing a heterogeneous approach. As the primary resource to any college- and university-level String Techniques, String Methods, or Instrumental Methods class, this course book fits into a standard semester, comprised of 25 lessons, which correspond with two hourly classes per week for the term. It provides the instructor with the tools to teach a classroom of non-majors or string education majors, or a mixed classroom of both. FEATURES Offers a blueprint for a semester long string methods course. For beginning students, and also comprehensive for more in-depth study or for reference. Logical, step-by-step "recipe-like" approach.

Beautiful Music for Two String Instruments Book II

Beautiful Music for Two String Instruments  Book II
Author: Samuel Applebaum
Publsiher: Alfred Music
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9781457454219
ISBN 13: 1457454211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Music for Two String Instruments Book II Book Review:

The study of string instruments should include ensemble playing at the earliest possible stage. There is much to be gained from the playing of duets. Each player learns how to listen to the other, and in a short time develops an awareness of balance, musical phrasing, intonation, and tone quality. This type of training is excellent preparation for participation in large groups. These four volumes of duets for two violins will help fill the need for early ensemble experience in the public schools. They should be used in string classes as a supplement to any of the standard string methods. They will also encourage music making outside of the school, with parents or with other students. These duets are ideal for recitals in the public schools and in public school festivals. They may be played by two performers, or by multiple performers on each part, with or without piano accompaniment.

Mottola s Cyclopedic Dictionary of Lutherie Terms

Mottola s Cyclopedic Dictionary of Lutherie Terms
Author: R. M. Mottola
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781734125603
ISBN 13: 1734125608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mottola s Cyclopedic Dictionary of Lutherie Terms Book Review:

The dictionary intends to provide conventional spelling and short descriptions of the most common terms used in modern lutherie (construction of stringed musical instruments) as well as historical terminology that a modern luthier may come across in plans and other media. Luthiers, musicians, and others that read or write about stringed musical instrument construction should find it useful. Lutherie beginners who are attempting to navigate a mass of unfamiliar terminology will find the dictionary particularly useful. Use of the dictionary will increase the rate of understanding for the new luthier. As with any such work appearing in book form there is a trade off between completeness and accessibility. Although it certainly is possible to include a lot more terms than currently appear, doing so would make for a larger and more expensive book and it would make looking up terms more time consuming. The number of terms presented offer a good balance.

Testing Hearing

Testing Hearing
Author: Alexandra Hui,Mara Mills,Viktoria Tkaczyk
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0197511120
ISBN 13: 9780197511121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Testing Hearing Book Review:

Testing Hearing: The Making of Modern Aurality argues that the modern cultural practices of hearing and testing have emerged from a long interrelationship. Since the early nineteenth century, auditory test tools (whether organ pipes or electronic tone generators) and the results of hearing tests have fed back into instrument calibration, human training, architecture, and the creation of new musical sounds. Hearing tests received a further boost around 1900 as a result of injury compensation laws and state and professional demands for aptitude testing in schools, conservatories, the military, and other fields. Applied at large scale, tests of seemingly small measure-of auditory acuity, of hearing range-helped redefine the modern concept of hearing as such. During the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the epistemic function of hearing expanded. Hearing took on the dual role of test object and test instrument; in the latter case, human hearing became a gauge by which to evaluate or regulate materials, nonhuman organisms, equipment, and technological systems. This book considers both the testing of hearing and testing with hearing to explore the co-creation of modern epistemic and auditory cultures. The book's twelve contributors trace the design of ever more specific tests for the arts, education and communication, colonial and military applications, sociopolitical and industrial endeavors. Together, they demonstrate that testing as such became an enduring and wide-ranging cultural technique in the modern period, one that is situated between histories of scientific experimentation and many fields of application.

Teaching Stringed Instruments in Classes

Teaching Stringed Instruments in Classes
Author: Elizabeth A. H. Green
Publsiher: Alfred Publishing Company
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780899175072
ISBN 13: 0899175074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Stringed Instruments in Classes Book Review:

The perfect gift for the first year teacher! A detailed step-by-step guide to classroom teaching from one of the foremost pedagogues of the twentieth century. Green outlines instruction from the first lesson on through teaching music reading, left hand development, and vibrato. This book is a must for all beginning classroom teachers. 105 pages.

Beautiful Music for Two String Instruments Book I

Beautiful Music for Two String Instruments  Book I
Author: Samuel Applebaum
Publsiher: Alfred Music
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1996-08-01
ISBN 10: 9781457454165
ISBN 13: 1457454165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Music for Two String Instruments Book I Book Review:

The study of string instruments should include ensemble playing at the earliest possible stage. There is much to be gained from the playing of duets. Each player learns how to listen to the other, and in a short time develops an awareness of balance, musical phrasing, intonation, and tone quality. This type of training is excellent preparation for participation in large groups. These four volumes of duets for two violins will help fill the need for early ensemble experience in the public schools. They should be used in string classes as a supplement to any of the standard string methods. They will also encourage music making outside of the school, with parents or with other students. These duets are ideal for recitals in the public schools and in public school festivals. They may be played by two performers, or by multiple performers on each part, with or without piano accompaniment.

Making Early Stringed Instruments

Making Early Stringed Instruments
Author: R. Zachary Taylor
Publsiher: Stobart Davies Limited
Total Pages: 111
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780854420513
ISBN 13: 0854420517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Early Stringed Instruments Book Review:

Contains measured drawings and detailed instructions for 8 instruments; a classical guitar, mandolin, fiddle, appalachian dulcimer, lute, harp, rote or lyre and a psaltery.

Springer Handbook of Systematic Musicology

Springer Handbook of Systematic Musicology
Author: Rolf Bader
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1094
Release: 2018-03-21
ISBN 10: 3662550040
ISBN 13: 9783662550045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Springer Handbook of Systematic Musicology Book Review:

This unique reference book offers a holistic description of the multifaceted field of systematic musicology, which is the study of music, its production and perception, and its cultural, historical and philosophical background. The seven sections reflect the main topics in this interdisciplinary subject. The first two parts discuss musical acoustics and signal processing, comprehensively describing the mathematical and physical fundamentals of musical sound generation and propagation. The complex interplay of physiology and psychology involved in sound and music perception is covered in the following sections, with a particular focus on psychoacoustics and the recently evolved research on embodied music cognition. In addition, a huge variety of technical applications for professional training, music composition and consumer electronics are presented. A section on music ethnology completes this comprehensive handbook. Music theory and philosophy of music are imbedded throughout. Carefully edited and written by internationally respected experts, it is an invaluable reference resource for professionals and graduate students alike.

The String Instrument Owner s Handbook

The String Instrument Owner s Handbook
Author: Michael J. Pagliaro
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2015-07-02
ISBN 10: 081088898X
ISBN 13: 9780810888982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The String Instrument Owner s Handbook Book Review:

In The String Instrument Owner’s Guide, Michael Pagliaro surveys the complete “ownership life cycle” of bowed string instruments. A touchstone work for uninitiated and advanced players, The String Instrument Owner’s Guide provides a roadmap for every step of the owning process, from selecting and buying (or renting ) to maintaining, repairing, modifying, upgrading and even re-selling your instrument. The String Instrument Owner’s Guide answers, chapter by chapter, such key questions as: Where did string instruments come from? How do they work? What are the different kinds of string instruments? How they are made? How should you choose one? How do you care for string instruments? What accessories are needed and what do you need to know about them? How do string instruments compare to one another? How does one learn to play? And so much more. This work should sit in the library of not only every professional musician but also of students, teachers, technicians, and parents.

Manual of Guitar Technology

Manual of Guitar Technology
Author: Franz Jahnel
Publsiher: Bold Strummer Limited
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780933224995
ISBN 13: 0933224990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oxford Handbook of Music Performance Volume 2

The Oxford Handbook of Music Performance  Volume 2
Author: Gary McPherson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2022-02-03
ISBN 10: 0190058862
ISBN 13: 9780190058869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Music Performance Volume 2 Book Review:

The two-volume Oxford Handbook of Music Performance provides the most comprehensive and authoritative resource for musicians, educators and scholars currently available. It is aimed primarily for practicing musicians, particularly those who are preparing for a professional career as performers and are interested in practical implications of psychological and scientific research for their own music performance development; educators with a specific interestor expertise in music psychology, who will wish to apply the concepts and techniques surveyed in their own teaching; undergraduate and postgraduate students who understand the potential of music psychology for informing music education; and researchers in the area of music performance who consider it importantfor the results of their research to be practically useful for musicians and music educators.