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Electric Guitars

Among the books listed in this section, only the highlighted in yellow below are available for direct sale with discounts up to -80% OFF.

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A Guitar Maker's Manual Jim Williams 0958907501 New. Unused

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A Guitar Maker's Manual by Jim Williams

Book description
Written by one of Australia's foremost luthiers, this manual is a straightforward, profusely illustrated guide to constructing nylon-string classical and steel-string guitars. Includes a useful section on creating the jigs necessary to make the job easier and more accurate, along with full size template diagrams to assist in cutting out and marking the body shape and soundboard bracing patterns. A Guitar Maker's Manual lists all of the materials needed, where to get them and what problems to look out for during the construction.

Plastic Comb: 112 pages.
Publisher: Hal Leonard; Reprint edition
Language: English

 

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Acoustic Guitar. Mythos & Technik by Paul Balmer

Book description
Acoustic Gitarren sind Arbeitsgeräte und Ikonen zugleich. Dieses umfangreiche Handbuch enthält alles, was man wissen muss. Es bringt dem Leser Design und Entwicklung der akustischen Gitarren in faszinierenden Details nahe von den Geheimnissen der rivalisierenden Bracing-Systeme der 1860er Jahre bis zu den Transducer-Varianten unserer Zeit. Antonio Torres, Mario Maccaferri, C.F. Martin und Bob Taylor entwickelten die Gitarre mit ihren Innovationen zu dem Instrument, wie wir es heute kennen, und erzählen von ihrer Leidenschaft für dieses Instrument. 13 detaillierte Fallstudien entführen den Leser in die Welt der berühmten Acoustic Gitarren: von der klassischen Ramírez über eine wunderbare 12-Saitige bis zur Eric Clapton 00028. Detailbilder und Nahaufnahmen und einzigartige Videoscope-Bilder machen jedes Detail der Gitarre plastisch erfahrbar.

Gebundene Ausgabe: 127 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky PPVMedien (30. November 2012)
Language: Deutsch

 

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An Introduction to Scientific Guitar Design by Donald Brosnac

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Publisher: Bold Strummer
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Between the Ideal and the Possible by Nigel K Forster, Dave Best (photographer)

Book description
The book contains hundreds of superb photographs of the guitar building process, and in a series of essays Nigel discusses his training, approach and his views on instrument design and construction. Known for making fine acoustic steel string guitars, mandolins and instruments of the Celtic bouzouki family, Nigel was trained by, and for many years worked with well regarded English luthier Stefan Sobell. This book is the first real insight into a style of building which has intrigued and inspired both players and makers. A book that should inspire amateur and professional builders, players and collectors alike. Sure to become a favourite amongst lutherie enthusiasts.

Paperback: 134 pages.
Publisher: NK Forster Guitars (January 15, 2011)
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Build Your Own Electric Guitar. Complete Instructions & Full Size Plans by Martin Oakham

Book description
Illustrated A complete step-by-step guide to building an electric guitar—from the initial design to assembly and wiring—with clear instructions, full-size plans, and more than 400 color photos. From the Publisher Every guitarist dreams of owning a high-quality custom-made instrument, but the cost is often prohibitive. Building your own guitar is an extremely rewarding and satisfying means of realizing your ambition without making a huge financial outlay. In Build Your Own Electric Guitar, expert information on design, wood selection, hardware, tools, and techniques allows you to create your own personalized instrument, and full-size plans are included for ease of use. All phases are explained in clear detail, with step-by-step color photos, diagrams, and instructions included for each of the procedures. Written by a master luthier, this outstanding guide takes the mystery out of making a guitar.

Paperback: 144 pages.
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing; Bk&Acces edition (January 1, 2006)
Language: English

 

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Building a Selmer-Maccaferri Guitar by Michael Collins

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Complete Guitar Repair by Hideo Kamimoto

Book description
Everything every guitar repairman, player, guitar builder, and guitar owner needs to know about the proper care of every kind of guitar, including electric. Hundreds of diagrams illustrate the text. A must for every true guitarist.

Paperback: 192 pages.
Publisher: Oak Publications
Language: English

 

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Constructing a Solid-Body Guitar. A Complete Technical Guide by Roger H. Siminoff

Book description
Whether you're a musician or a woodworking enthusiast, you'll thoroughly enjoy Roger Siminoff's book, Constructing A Solid Body Guitar. This 64-page manual uses over 150 photos, several illustrations and four life-size blueprints to assist the reader in choosing the proper materials and tools, as well as using the correct skills and techniques to produce a beautiful handmade instrument that doesn't look handmade at all!

Plastic Comb: 64 pages.
Publisher: Hal Leonard (May 1, 1986)
Language: English

 

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D.I.Y. Guitar Repair (Compact Reference Library) by Pieter J. Fillet

Book description
Do-it-yourself repair is easy with this money-saving manual for acoustic and electric guitarists. Easy instructions plus 170 diagrams & photos show how to fix loose frets, adjust a bridge, and more.

Paperback: 64 pages.
Publisher: Amsco Publications (December 31, 1984)
Language: English

 

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Electric Guitar Construction. A Guide for the First-Time Builder by Tom Hirst

Book description
Q.: What on earth would make someone want to build an electric guitar from scratch? Can't you just buy one cheaper? A.: Well sure, but with this definitive book on the subject as your guide, you can create your own axe masterpiece, with the precise finish, the exact pickups, and the custom hardware you've always wanted. Plus, you'll have the indescribable satisfaction of knowing you created something cool out of nothing. And that sure beats buying off the rack! Organized logically from start to finish, this helpful guide will assist you every step of the way; from the design and planning stage to the final setup, each step in the process is written about in abundant detail, with hundreds of photographs, and special full-color sections on wood selection and finishing. Also includes a glossary of terms, an index of materials suppliers, and much more!

Paperback: 168 pages.
Publisher: Centerstream Publications (December 1, 2002)
Language: English

 

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Fret Work Step by Step by Dan Erlewine

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Paperback: 125 pages.
Publisher: Stewart-Macdonald: OH (1994)
Language: English

 

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Fret Work Step by Step by Dan Erlewine

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Softcover: 100 pages.
Publisher: Stewart-MacDonald; Second edition edition (June 1, 2010)
Language: English

 

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Guitar Finishing Step-By-Step by Dan Erlewine, Don MacRostie

Book description
The definitive book for finishing guitars and fretted instruments. Learn from the pros: materials, equipment and techniques, plus three dozen recipes for famous finishes. This book helps give you the confidence to finish new instr

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Publisher: Stewart McDonald
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Guitar Finishing Step-By-Step by Dan Erlewine, Don MacRostie

Book description
The definitive book for finishing guitars and fretted instruments. Learn from the pros: materials, equipment and techniques, plus three dozen recipes for famous finishes. This book helps give you the confidence to finish new instr

: 188 pages.
Publisher: Stewart MacDonald; Second edition (January 1, 2005)
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Guitar Player Repair Guide. How to Set-Up, Maintain, and Repair Electrics and Acoustics by Dan Erlewine

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Publisher: Backbeat Books
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Guitarmaking. Tradition and Technology. A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the St by Jonathan D. Natelson, William R. Cumpiano

Book description
Hailed by Guitar Player magazine as "perhaps the finest book on guitars ever produced," and by Booklist as "a Rolls Royce of construction guidebooks," this impressive volume is the first book of its kind to describe in depth how both steel-string and classical guitars are actually designed and built. Over 450 photographs, drawings, and diagrams reveal in exquisite detail the hows, whys, and how-to's of the traditional craft of guitarmaking, all accompanied by fascinating historical and technical notes. A comprehensive bibliography; a list of tools, materials, and supply sources; and a full index complete this uniquely authoritative reference - and essential acquisition - for guitar and craft enthusiasts, woodworkers, and students of instrument making everywhere. About the Author Jonathan D. Natelson builds and repairs classical guitars and is a national supplier of tone woods for constructing stringed instruments. He lives in Philadephia. William R. Cumpiano is a master guitarmaker and teacher of instrument building and repair in Amherst, Massachusetts, serving professional musicians across the country.

Hardcover: 387 pages.
Publisher: Rosewood Press
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Guitarmaking. Tradition and Technology. A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the St by Jonathan D. Natelson, William R. Cumpiano

Book description
Hailed by Guitar Player magazine as "perhaps the finest book on guitars ever produced," and by Booklist as "a Rolls Royce of construction guidebooks," this impressive volume is the first book of its kind to describe in depth how both steel-string and classical guitars are actually designed and built. Over 450 photographs, drawings, and diagrams reveal in exquisite detail the hows, whys, and how-to's of the traditional craft of guitarmaking, all accompanied by fascinating historical and technical notes. A comprehensive bibliography; a list of tools, materials, and supply sources; and a full index complete this uniquely authoritative reference - and essential acquisition - for guitar and craft enthusiasts, woodworkers, and students of instrument making everywhere. About the Author Jonathan D. Natelson builds and repairs classical guitars and is a national supplier of tone woods for constructing stringed instruments. He lives in Philadephia. William R. Cumpiano is a master guitarmaker and teacher of instrument building and repair in Amherst, Massachusetts, serving professional musicians across the country.

Paperback: 388 pages.
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Language: English

 

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Inventing the American Guitar. The Pre-Civil War Innovations of C.F. Martin and His Contemporaries by David C.D. Gansz, James Westbrook, Peter Szego (Editor),

Book description
Inventing the American Guitar is the first book to describe the early history of American guitar design in detail. It tells the story of how a European instrument was transformed into one with all of the design and construction features that define the iconic American flat-top guitar. This transformation happened within a mere 20 years, a remarkably brief period. The person who dominates this history is C. F. Martin Sr., America s first major guitar maker and the founder of the Martin Guitar Company, which continues to produce outstanding flat-top guitars today. After emigrating from his native Saxony to New York in 1833, Martin quickly established a guitar making business, producing instruments modelled after those of his mentor, Johann Stauffer of Vienna. By the time he moved his family and business to rural Pennsylvania in 1839, Martin had absorbed and integrated the influence of Spanish guitars he had seen and heard in New York. In Pennsylvania, he evolved further, inventing a uniquely American guitar that was fully developed before the outbreak of the Civil War. Inventing the American Guitar traces Martin s evolution as a craftsman and entrepreneur and explores the influences and experiments that led to his creation of the American guitar that is recognised and played around the world today.

Hardcover: 360 pages.
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Language: English

 

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L'Univers de la guitarre (= El mundo de las Guitarras = The World of Guitars) by Christian Seguret

Book description
Más de 160 instrumentos, abarcando cuatro siglos de la historia de la guitarra, obras de los grandes fabricantes italianos y franceses, desde el siglo xvii hasta los modernos: Martin, Gibson y Fender. Desde los modelos de referencia, Paul Stratocaster, hasta las creaciones más sorprendentes, arpiguitarras y "lap-steels", esta obra describe las corrientes musicales y además ayuda a descubrir los instrumentos favoritos de los grandes maestros.

Hardcover: pages.
Publisher: Book Sales (June 1998)
Language: English

 

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L'Univers de la guitarre (= El mundo de las Guitarras = The World of Guitars) by Christian Seguret

Book description
Más de 160 instrumentos, abarcando cuatro siglos de la historia de la guitarra, obras de los grandes fabricantes italianos y franceses, desde el siglo xvii hasta los modernos: Martin, Gibson y Fender. Desde los modelos de referencia, Paul Stratocaster, hasta las creaciones más sorprendentes, arpiguitarras y "lap-steels", esta obra describe las corrientes musicales y además ayuda a descubrir los instrumentos favoritos de los grandes maestros.

Paperback: pages.
Publisher: Solar edition (October 3, 2002)
Language:

 

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L'Univers de la guitarre (= El mundo de las Guitarras = The World of Guitars) by Christian Seguret

Book description
Más de 160 instrumentos, abarcando cuatro siglos de la historia de la guitarra, obras de los grandes fabricantes italianos y franceses, desde el siglo xvii hasta los modernos: Martin, Gibson y Fender. Desde los modelos de referencia, Paul Stratocaster, hasta las creaciones más sorprendentes, arpiguitarras y "lap-steels", esta obra describe las corrientes musicales y además ayuda a descubrir los instrumentos favoritos de los grandes maestros.

Tapa blanda: pages.
Publisher: Ultramar IBERLIBRO
Language: Castellano

 

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Lutherie Woods and Steel String Guitars. A Guide to Tonewoods With a Compilaition of Repair & Construction Techniques by Tim Olsen, Cyndy Burton

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Publisher: Guild of Amer Luthiers (January 1998)
Language: English

 

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Make Your Own Electric Guitar & Bass by David Raymond, et al

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Make Your Own Electric Guitar (second Edition) by Melvyn Hiscock, Brian May (Introduction)

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Publisher: NBS
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Making a Laminated Hollowbody Electric Guitar by Jim English

Book description

Paperback: 174 pages.
Publisher: Authorhouse (February 28, 2005)
Language: English

 

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Making an Archtop Guitar by Robert Benedetto

Book description
The definitive work on the design and construction of an acoustic archtop guitar by one of the most talented luthiers of the twentieth century. Benedetto walks the reader through all aspects of construction through to marketing your finished work. Includes a list of suppliers to acquire all the tools and materials listed; a list of serial numbers for Benedetto guitars; full-color plates featuring the author's models; photos from the author's personal scrapbook of players who endorse his guitars; and fold-out templates for construction.

Paperback: 279 pages.
Publisher: Centerstream Publications; Reissue edition
Language: English

 

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Making the Responsive Guitar (Vol 2) by Erwin Somogyi

Book description
Making the Responsive Guitar is the second volume on a two-volume set of books that set out the principles and methods of building fine hand-made guitars. Where Volume 1 sets up the knowledge, this book is about how to build a guitar, from the very first step to the last.

: 282 pages.
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation; Reprint edition (October 15, 2010)
Language:

 

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Steel-String Guitar Construction. Acoustic Six-String, Twelve-String, and Arched-Top Guitars by Irving Sloane

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Paperback: 128 pages.
Publisher: Bold Strummer
Language: English

 

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Technology of the Guitar by Richard Mark French

Book description
Featuring chapters on physics, structure, sound and design specifics, Technology of the Guitar also includes coverage of historical content, composition of strings and their effects on sound quality, and important designs. Additionally, author Mark French discusses case studies of historically significant and technologically innovative instruments. This is a complete reference useful for a broad range of readers including guitar manufacturer employees, working luthiers, and interested guitar enthusiasts who do not have a science or engineering background.

ebook: 336 pages.
Publisher: Springer US
Language: English

 

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Technology of the Guitar by Richard Mark French

Book description
Featuring chapters on physics, structure, sound and design specifics, Technology of the Guitar also includes coverage of historical content, composition of strings and their effects on sound quality, and important designs. Additionally, author Mark French discusses case studies of historically significant and technologically innovative instruments. This is a complete reference useful for a broad range of readers including guitar manufacturer employees, working luthiers, and interested guitar enthusiasts who do not have a science or engineering background.

Hardcover: 336 pages.
Publisher: Springer US
Language: English

 

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Technology of the Guitar by Richard Mark French

Book description
Featuring chapters on physics, structure, sound and design specifics, Technology of the Guitar also includes coverage of historical content, composition of strings and their effects on sound quality, and important designs. Additionally, author Mark French discusses case studies of historically significant and technologically innovative instruments. This is a complete reference useful for a broad range of readers including guitar manufacturer employees, working luthiers, and interested guitar enthusiasts who do not have a science or engineering background.

Softcover: 352 pages.
Publisher: Springer
Language: English

 

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Technology of the Guitar by Richard Mark French

Book description
Featuring chapters on physics, structure, sound and design specifics, Technology of the Guitar also includes coverage of historical content, composition of strings and their effects on sound quality, and important designs. Additionally, author Mark French discusses case studies of historically significant and technologically innovative instruments. This is a complete reference useful for a broad range of readers including guitar manufacturer employees, working luthiers, and interested guitar enthusiasts who do not have a science or engineering background.

Softcover: 336 pages.
Publisher: Springer US
Language: English

 

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The big red book of American Lutherie, Volume 1 by Tim Olsen

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The big red book of American Lutherie, Volume 2 by Tim Olsen

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The big red book of American Lutherie, Volume 3 by Tim Olsen

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The big red book of American Lutherie, Volume 4 by Tim Olsen

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The big red book of American Lutherie, Volume 5 by Tim Olsen

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The big red book of American Lutherie, Volume 6 by Tim Olsen

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The Complete Encyclopedia of Fingering Charts by Barbara Meeks

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: 32 pages.
Publisher: Heritage Music Press (January 1992)
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The Jazz Guitar by Maurice J. Summerfield

Book description
ABRIDGED An absolute must for jazz lovers and guitarists alike, this is the first book ever to be written which covers, in a definitive way, the guitar's role in jazz. The new fourth edition has been expanded to include bios of the leading jazz-rock fusion players. The main part of the book is devoted to over 250 detailed biographies of the major jazz guitarists since 1895. The collection of photographs of jazz guitarists is the finest and most complete put together under one cover. In addition, it includes a chapter listing every important jazz guitar recording ever made, and a final section, 'Sources Of Supply' that ensures that nearly every record, book and piece of music listed can be obtained by the reader.

Paperback: 404 pages.
Publisher: Ashley Mark Publishing Company; 4 edition (July 1, 1998)
Language: English

 

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The Responsive Guitar (Vol 1 and 2) 2-book Boxed Set by Ervin Somogyi

Book description
This limited edition silver-embossed, facsimile-autographed, slipcase holds both books. These books are essential for anyone who is interested in a comprehensive account of the modern guitar, and how a highly responsive guitar is made. They offer info from one of the most-revered luthiers of our times. No publication has ever presented trade secrets and practical information to truly change the way a person makes or appreciates the steel-stringed guitar. Ervin Somogyi is a Hungarian-born master luthier whose guitars are renowned for their responsiveness and tone trademarks for a great guitar. After almost five decades of making this instrument, teaching and writing about the development and construction of the guitar, Somogyi reveals the methods, techniques and philosophy behind his legendary instruments. The Responsive Guitar is about physics, dynamics, acoustics and construction of the guitar. It's about the mechanics of tone; what materials to build with, when to add or remove wood for maximum benefit, and why those techniques work. Somogyi explains in exquisite detail how the guitar makes sound, and what musicians and luthiers need to know in order to appreciate a really well-made guitar. This book sets the foundation for the matching volume Making the Responsive Guitar . Making the Responsive Guitar is the second volume on a two-volume set of books that set out the principles and methods of building fine hand-made guitars. Where Volume 1 sets up the knowledge, this book is about how to build a guitar, from the very first step to the last.

: 624 pages.
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation (October 15, 2010)
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The Responsive Guitar (Vol 1) by Erwin Somogyi

Book description
The Responsive Guitar is about physics, dynamics, acoustics and construction of the guitar. It's about the mechanics of tone; what materials to build with, when to add or remove wood for maximum benefit, and why those techniques work. Somogyi explains in exquisite detail how the guitar makes sound, and what musicians and luthiers need to know in order to appreciate a really well-made guitar. This book sets the foundation for the matching volume Making the Responsive Guitar.

: 342 pages.
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation; Reprint edition (October 15, 2010)
Language: English

 

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The Science of String Instruments by Thomas D. Rossing (Editor)

Book description
This book will be a non-technical book on string instruments that includes some technical information as well. The emphasis will be on the practical understanding of string instruments, with the interests of performers and instrument builders in the forefront. Authors of the chapters will be musicians, scientists, and instrument designers and builders with practical experience. The mathematics will be kept as simple as possible by translating ideas from the language of physics (mathematics) to non-mathematical language. Considerable emphasis will be placed on the design and construction of string instruments. Following the structure of the author’s successful Science of Percussion Instruments (World Scientific, 2000), technical ideas will be presented as "interludes." Readers who wish to go beyond the simple ideas in this book can easily follow the references to more scientific books and to the original scientific literature. From the Back Cover Many performing musicians, as well as instrument builders, are coming to realize the importance of understanding the science of musical instruments. This book explains how string instruments produce sound. It presents basic ideas in simple language, and it also translates some more sophisticated ideas in non-technical language. It should be of interest to performers, researchers, and instrument makers alike. About the Author Tom Rossing has taught musical acoustics for nearly 50 years, and has been active in research in this area for at least 30 years. In 1992 he was awarded the Silver Medal in Musical Acoustics by the Acoustical Society of America, and his biography is included in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He is also the editor of the 2006 Springer Handbook of Acoustics. In 2009 he was awarded the ASA Gold Medal by the Acoustical Society of America for contributions to musical acoustics, leadership in science education, and service to the Society.

: 478 pages.
Publisher: Springer; 1st Edition. edition (December 10, 2010)
Language: English

 

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