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Art and Method of the Violin Maker: Principles and Practices Henry A. Strobel 0962067350 New. Unused

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3D-Fotos alter Meistergeigen by Hermann Neugebauer, Gerhard Windischbauer

Book description
Analyse der Oberflächenstruktur alter MeistergeigenIn diesem Werk wird eine neue Methode vorgestellt, die es mit geringem Aufwand ermöglicht, Streichinstrumente - in erster Linie Geigen und Bratschen - in wenigen Sekunden auf optischem Weg mit Höhenschichtlinien zu überziehen. Man nennt diese Methode "Moire-Topografie". Die Wölbungsformen von Boden und Decke werden somit dreidimensional dargestellt, was nicht nur ermöglicht, die verschiedenen Wölbungskrümmungen zu dokumentieren, sondern auch zu analysieren und zu vergleichen. Mittels dieser "optischen Oberflächenvermessung" sind 100 Instrumente, davon 6 von Antonio Stradivari topografiert, untersucht, miteinander verglichen und die Ergebnisse mathematisch ausgewertet und dargestellt worden. Das Geleitwort stammt von Prof. Marco Tiella, Mailand. Separate short version (4 pages), introduction and guide in English.

: 112 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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A Review of Ancient & Modern Violin Making by W. W. Oakes

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Paperback: 126 pages.
Publisher: Shorey's Bookstore
Language: English

 

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A Strad model cello plans by Harry Sebastian Wake

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Publisher: Wake (1975)
Language: English

 

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A Strad model cello plans by Harry Sebastian Wake

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Spiral-bound: pages.
Publisher: Wake; First Edition edition (1975)
Language: English

 

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Amateur fiddle makers Q and A by Harry S. Wake

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An Encyclopedia of the Violin by Alberto Bachmann, Albert E. Weir (Editor), Frederick H. Martens (Translator)

Book description
Facsim.of 1925 Ed edition

Paperback: 492 pages.
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Language: English

 

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Antonio Stradivari. His Life and Work (1644-1737) by William Henry Hill, Arthur F. Hill, Alfred Ebswort

Book description
This is the definitive work on Stradivarius and one of the great musicology books. It covers construction methods, woods, varnishes, types of instruments, and special features as well as the life of the composer. "A rich mine of fascinating information." — American Record Guide. 93 illustrations, plus 4 color plates.

: 358 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications; 2nd edition (June 1, 1963)
Language: English

 

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Antonio Stradivari. His Life and Work (1644-1737) by William Henry Hill, Arthur F. Hill, Alfred Ebswort

Book description
This is the definitive work on Stradivarius and one of the great musicology books. It covers construction methods, woods, varnishes, types of instruments, and special features as well as the life of the composer. "A rich mine of fascinating information." — American Record Guide. 93 illustrations, plus 4 color plates.

Paperback: 354 pages.
Publisher: Nabu Press (July 29, 2010)
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Art and Method of the Violin Maker. Principles and Practices (Book Four of the Strobel Series for Violin Makers) by Henry A. Strobel

Book description
From a review by John Dilworth in the April 1994 Strad Magazine "All (of his books) are thoroughly illustrated . . . replete with bibliographies, annotations, and indices . . . The Art & Method of the Violin Maker is . . . a very personal account, written with great erudition and insight . . . All of these titles are recommended to anyone with even a passing interest in violin literature." From the review in La Lira di Orfeo, Cremona, No. 3, 1996 (The whole series of books) "Si tratta di volumi che hanno una finalit practica, di ausilio al lavoro del liutaio. . . L'intera collana rappresenta una interessante initiativa editoriale, che ha in piu il vantaggio di prezzi modesti." (I translate: ". . . These books are for the practical assistance of the working luthier. . . The whole series represents an interesting publishing venture, with modest prices as well.")

Paperback: 78 pages.
Publisher: Henry a Strobel; 3rd edition
Language: English

 

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Bois de musique. La forêt berceau de l'harmonie by Jean-Marie Ballu

Book description
Toujours les poètes ont tendu l'oreille aux étranges murmures des arbres séculaires. Mais lorsque ces " vivants piliers " - disait Baudelaire - fournissent leur chair pour la fabrication des instruments, alors la forêt et son chant primitif deviennent la grande musique des bois orchestraux. Le bois a non seulement permis la construction de presque tous nos instruments de musique, mais au-delà il a façonné notre art musical occidental depuis le Haut Moyen-Age. Forestiers et luthiers concourent à la naissance d'un bel instrument, qui se contemple autant qu'il s'écoute, car l'artisan et son outil savent sublimer en table d'harmonie, en fond ou en archets..., les mailles miroitantes, les dessins ondés de l'érable, les cernes fins de l'épicéa. ce livre conte cette merveilleuse alchimie où la facture instrumentale de l'artiste remplace la magie de Merlin avec le même enchantement. L'auteur, ingénieur général du Génie rural des Eaux et des Forêts souligne enfin, en professionnel de la forêt, qu'utiliser le bois pour en tirer des meubles ou des harmonies musicales, c'est faire chanter la planète et la préserver contre les poisons délétères de l'atmosphère... et de la civilisation.

Relié: 192 pages.
Publisher: Editions du Gerfaut (6 avril 2004)
Language: Français

 

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Cello Making, Step by Step (Book Six of the Strobel Series for Violin Makers) by Henry A. Strobel

Book description
David Brownell, Editor, Michigan Violin Makers Association Journal (Cello Making, Step by Step) ". . . deals with the special problems of the cello, a table of nominal measurements (quite complete), lots and lots of drawings and patterns, and full explanation of everything that is different about making a cello. Useful directions and photos of moulds, cradles and clamp setups. This is a very good shop manual . . ."

Paperback: 62 pages.
Publisher: Henry Strobel Publisher
Language: English

 

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Classica fabbricazione di violini in Piemonte =. Klassische Violinen-Fabrikation in Piemont = Classic violin-making in Piedmonte by Benedetto Gioffredo Rinaldi

Book description

Unknown Binding: 42 pages.
Publisher: Florenus
Language: Italiano

 

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Coda to The Setup & Repair of the Double Bass for Optimum Sound by Chuck Traeger, Bill Merchant (Illustrator), Henry Strobel (editor)

Book description
From the Prologue by Chuck Traeger: About the title, the dictionary definition of the word coda is: music; A: a concluding passage, the function of which is to bring a composition to a cogent and well-proportioned close. My wife, June, suggested this title because that is exactly what I am doing here. This booklet is the conclusion of my research and my writing. It is not that there is no more to be done. It is that at eighty three I am running out of the time to do it. From the back cover: Chuck Traeger has continued his research into what makes a double bass sound and play at its maximum potential with this CODA to his magnum opus, The Setup and Repair of the Double Bass for Optimum Sound. Contained herein are new sound setup discoveries and repair tips. The book also features pictures of ten signed instruments by name makers, photographed by Bill Merchant. About the Author Author Chuck Traeger is an artist bassist and expert repairer who operated a top professional bass shop in New York City for many years. He was the principal author, with David Brownell and Bill Merchant, of The Setup & Repair of the Double Bass for Optimum Sound. In the 40s and 50s he performed with the who's who of jazz in NYC - Sidney Bechet, Marian McPartland, Bunk Johnson, Bob Wilber, Eddie Condon, etc. He later became a highly respected bass repairman in New York City with clients from the NY Philharmonic to Ron Carter. He is now retired in upstate New York with June, his wife of over fifty years.

: 64 pages.
Publisher: Henry Strobel, Violin Maker and Publisher; First edition (August 1, 2009)
Language:

 

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Contributi allo studio del restauro degli strumenti musicali by Marco Tiella, Tiziano Zanisi

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Publisher: Cremona: Turris, cop. 1990.
Language: English / Français

 

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Cremona violins and how to reproduce them. In tone and appearance equal to the old masters by Hayes Schermerhorn

Book description

Unknown Binding: 30 pages.
Publisher: H. Schermerhorn; 2nd ed edition (1918)
Language: English

 

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Der Goldbogen 1. Solistenbögen von 1790 bis heute (The Golden Bow) by Daniel Brückner

Book description
n its quality and design, the golden bow is a masterpiece of craftsmanship to every bow-maker. This piece of work is of the highest tonal quality, thus much sought-after and guarded by both musicians and collectors in the whole world. This pictorial displays high quality colour pictures of gold-mounted vioplin, viola and cello bows. Covering the masterpieces of french, English and german masters starting from 1790, many of them published for the first tíme. Discover the works of legendary bowmakers: Adam, Lamy, Fetique, Ouchard, Bazin, Dodd, Hill, Hart, Nürnberger, Schramm, Weidhaas, Pfretzschner and many others. Ein prachtvoller Bildband mit über 450 Abbildungen goldmontierter Bögen aus drei Jahrhunderten von 1790 bis heute. Die Quintessenz des französischen, englischen und deutschen Bogenbaus in faszinierenden Detailaufnahmen.Der Goldbogen stellt in seiner Ausführung und Qualität die Krönung der Arbeit eines Bogenbauers dar - ein Kunstwerk von höchster Tonqualität, begehrt und behütet von Musikern und Sammlern in aller Welt. Dieser Bildband präsentiert goldmontierte Violin-, Viola- und Cellobögen von französischen, englischen und deutschen Meistern aller Epochen des Bogenbaus. Er zeigt in faszinierenden Detailaufnahmen Kunstwerke aus drei Jahrhunderten, in denen Meister des Bogenbaus ihre hohen Fertigkeiten der Holz- Elfenbein und Schildpattbearbeitung ebenso unter Beweis stellten wie ihre Geschicklichkeit als Goldschmiede. Erstmals veröffentlichte Abbildungen der Spitzenwerke von: Adam, Lamy, Fetique, Ouchard, Bazin, Dodd, Hill, Hart, Nürnberger, Schramm, Weidhaas, Pfretzschner und vielen anderen.

: 264 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: English / Français / Deutsch

 

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Dictionnaire de la lutherie et de l'archèterie by Eric Lehmann

Book description
Dans ce livre, préfacé par Gisèle Coupert, Bernard Millant et Etienne Vatelot, Eric Lehmann rassemble tous les termes précis du vocabulaire professionnel appliqué aux bois, gestes, instruments, outils, pièces, colorants, décoration, vernis... dans les domaines de la lutherie et de l’archèterie. Ce livre est le fruit d’un patient travail de recherches et de collectes auprès des artisans concernés, des interprètes, dans les ouvrages spécialisés... 850 termes y sont répertoriés et définis. Plus de 60 illustrations l'enrichissent également. Ce dictionnaire de la Lutherie et de l’Archèterie est le premier dictionnaire spécifique qui traite de ces métiers d’art ! Il est agrémenté de planches qui illustrent chaque pièce du violon et de l’archet, les relevés de cotes, différentes formes de “F”... Luthiers professionnels, amateurs de lutherie, musiciens, mélomanes, collectionneurs avertis... trouveront les mots du métier et les mots d'atelier dans ce livre qualifié, dans la préface, d'évènement et d'indispensable sous la signature du Maître-Luthier et Archetier Bernard Millant. Premier à traiter de ces deux métiers d'art, ce Dictionnaire de la Lutherie et de l'Archèterie sera apprécié des luthiers et musiciens, des mélomanes et collectionneurs. Les premiers retrouveront les mots propres à leur métier et à leur art, les seconds les termes entendus lors de concerts ou de visites dans les ateliers de lutherie ou encore rencontrés lors de l'une ou l'autre lecture. Sous la plume d'Eric Lehmann, ils retrouveront toute leur signification

: 150 pages.
Publisher: Les Amis de la Musique
Language: Français

 

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Die Tradition des italienischen Geigenbaus. Eine schwedische… (Italian Violinmaking Tradition. A Swedish response to the challenge) by John Huber

Book description
Das Buch beschäftigt sich mit den Instrumenten des erfolgreichen schwedischen Geigenbauers Peter Westerlund.

: 184 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: English / Deutsch / Schwedisch

 

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Estructura y Sonoridad de los Instrumentos de Arco. el Arco y el Violín pieza por Pieza by Conrado Cardús

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Publisher: Real Musical
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Four Centuries of Violin Making. Fine Instruments from the Sotherby's Archive by Tim Ingles, John Dilworth

Book description
This publication features beautiful colour photographs of 225 fine stringed instruments (violins, violas, cellos and double basses), by more than 75 important violin makers. As the leading auction house for stringed instruments, Sotheby's has amassed one of the most extensive photo archives of antique instruments, and this book illustrates the highlights of their archive. In addition to featuring numerous examples from famous makers, such as those of the Amati, Gagliano, Guarneri, Guadagnini and Stradivari families, the book also includes important examples from lesser-known makers, such as Gregorio Antoniazzi, Giovanni Maria del Bussetto, Felix Mori Costa and Francesco Emiliani. Tim Ingles, head of Sotheby's Musical Instruments Department, has written a brief biography of each of the 75 featured violin makers, incorporating results from modern research that is shedding new light on the lives and interactions of these historical figures. The introduction by John Dilworth gives an overview of the evolution of violin making from its dawn in the 16th century to its current state.

Hardcover: 640 pages.
Publisher: Cozio Publishing (20 Feb 2006)
Language: English

 

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Franz Geissenhof and his time / Franz Geissenhof und seine Zeit by Rudolf Hopfner, Rita Steblin

Book description
This coffee-table book shows detailed photographs of violins made by Franz Geissenhof, who was honored with the Title "the Stradivari of Vienna". Besides the pictures you will find comprehensive information on Geissenhof's life and instruments by Geissenhof's contemporaries.

cloth binding: 296 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: English / Deutsch

 

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Further Basic String Repairs by Arthur Burgan

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Georg Gemünder's progress in violin making,. With interesting facts concerning the art and its critics in general by Georg Gemünder

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Georg Gemünder's progress in violin making: With interesting facts concerning the art and its critics in general

Unknown Binding: 108 pages.
Publisher: Pub. by the author
Language: English

 

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Grundlagen der Geige und des Geigenbaues by André Roussel

Book description

: 70 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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How to Improve the Resonance Conditions of Musical Instruments by Vibration Dedamping by Gerhard A. v. Reumont, Lothar Tews (traslator), Henry Strobel (editor)

Book description
Translated from the original German Violin makers and players have long believed that violins, both when new and after long repose, need playing in. In this short book Gerhard von Reumont explains his method for quickly doing this by means of a mechanical device attached to the bridge. . . covers some fascinating territory and proposes what may well be a valuable workshop tool." Joseph Curtin in the August 2000 Strad Magazine, London

Paperback: 65 pages.
Publisher: Henry Strobel, Violin Maker and Publisher
Language:

 

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How to Make a Violin by John Broadhouse

Book description
How to Make a Violin is a classic instructional written by author John Broadhouse on the art and craft of violin construction. This text is now available to the modern reader interested in constructing a musical instrument. How to Make a Violin is a strictly practical work. While the introduction briefly touches on the history of the instrument and some of the theory surrounding it, Broadhouse focuses his work almost entirely on the actual construction of the instrument. The opening chapters introduce the different parts of a violin, the types of wood available to luthiers, and the various models on which a craftsman can base their design. The middle chapters focus on the construction of the various parts of the violin, from the back and the belly to the neck and the fingerboard, every part of the instrument is detailed. The book concludes with several chapters on finishing and varnishing your violin, as well as a brief chapter on the remaining accessories for a violin. Whether you are genuinely interested in designing and building your own violin, or are simply intrigued by learning about the principles behind instrument construction, How to Make a Violin is a worthy read. Broadhouse is both entertaining and informative, and has created a reference book that stands the test of time.

Paperback: 174 pages.
Publisher: Forgotten Books (September 27, 2015)
Language: English

 

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Il museo Stradivariano di Cremona by Andrea Mosconi, Carlo Torresani

Book description

: 129 pages.
Publisher: Electa (1987)
Language: Italiano

 

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Instrumentation and the art of violin making. (Violin makers Keith and Ray Doerr use their mechanical engineering expertise) by Jerry H. Hamelink

Book description
This digital document is an article from Mechanical Engineering-CIME, published by American Society of Mechanical Engineers on October 1, 1989. Citation Details Title: Instrumentation and the art of violin making. (violin makers Keith and Ray Doerr use their mechanical engineering expertise) Author: Jerry H. Hamelink Publication: Mechanical Engineering-CIME (Refereed) Date: October 1, 1989 Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers INSTRUMENTATION AND The Art Of Violin Making By creating devices to measure the properties of the wood, the Doerr brothers have brought their expertise in mechanical engineering to bear on a centuries-old craft. Keith and Ray Doerr, of Battle Creek, Mich., became involved in violin making some 55 years ago when their father, a skilled machinist, decided to make his first violin. Ray has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. He and his brother have retired from working in machine shops. In the course of their experience, the brothers, neither of whom plays the violin, discovered that a violin built to the dimensions specified in the literature had only a four percent chance of producing a…

[HTML] (Digital): 8 pages.
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Joachim Tielke. Ein Hamburger Lauten-und Violenmacher der Barockzeit by Günther Hellwig

Book description
Fotos en blanco y negro y descripciones de instrumentos exquisitamente decorados

Hardcover: 352 pages.
Publisher: Verlag Das Musikinstrument (1980)
Language: Deutsch

 

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Joachim Tielke. Kunstvolle Musikinstrumente des Barock by Barbara Hellwig, Friedemann Hellwig

Book description
Joachim Tielke (1641–1719), geboren in Königsberg, später hochgerühmter Musikinstrumen-tenmacher in Hamburg, hat ein umfangreiches Werk von 169 Streich- und Zupfinstrumenten unterschiedlicher Arten hinterlassen. Charakteristisch für seine Arbeiten sind der oft überaus aufwändige Dekor: Marketerien mit emblematischen und mythologischen Darstellungen, zumeist nach älteren niederländischen Vorlagen, üppige florale Ornamente und phantasievoll geschnitzte Köpfe. Kostbare Materialien wie Elfenbein, Ebenholz, Schildpatt, Perlmutt und Halbedelsteine machten Joachim Tielkes Instrumente auch für den Adel zu begehrenswerten Kunstwerken. Heute sind sie der Stolz vieler Museen und privater Sammler. Zudem sind sie hochgeschätzte Klangwerkzeuge in den Händen von Musikern. – Der Band führt umfassend in Leben und Werk Tielkes ein und bietet detaillierte, reich illustrierte Beschreibungen aller seiner erhaltenen Arbeiten, außerdem Anhänge zu weiteren Hamburger Instrumentenmachern.

: 454 pages.
Publisher: Deutscher Kunstverlag (1 de octubre de 2011)
Language: Deutsch

 

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Known Violin Makers by John H. Fairfield

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Hardcover: 218 pages.
Publisher: Virtuoso Pubns; 5th edition
Language: English

 

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L´Art du Luthier. Niort, 1903. by Auguste Tolbecque

Book description
Manual de principios del S.XX sobre la construcción de instrumentos de cuerda frotada. La obra comienza con una breve historia de los instrumentos para posteriormente profundizar en el arte de la luthería, desde las herramientas y maderas hasta los barnices, para finalizar con un capítulo dedicado a las reparaciones y una breve reflexión sobre los arcos y resinas. Encuadernado en tela. 315pp.

: 316 pages.
Publisher: Maxtor France (30 de noviembre de 2013)
Language: Français

 

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Le violon dans l´âme. The living soul of a violin. by Nicolas Saumagne / Julien Bonicki

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El luthier Nicolas Saumagne nos presenta paso a paso la construcción de un violín a través de más de 50 fotografías realizadas por Julien Bonicki. Edición bilingüe francés/inglés. 63pp. 24x16.

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Publisher: Amis Musique (2 May 2005)
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Los Instrumentos Musicales Chinos by Wang Zichu

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Los instrumentos musicales chinos antiguos: Los albores de la cultura musical: los instrumentos musicales chinos más antiguos. La maravilla del bronce: un paseo por los instrumentos Shang y Zhou. La suntuosidad palaciega: instrumentos musicales en grabados de la dinastía Han. Sonadas actuaciones: el auge de los instrumentos musicales en el periodo Sui-Tang. Allende los muros de palacio: la ópera tradicional en las dinastías Song y Yuan -- Los instrumentos musicales chinos modernos: La música meridional de Seda y Bambú: instrumentos folclóricos de elegante expresividad. Una singular tradición operística china: la ópera de Beijing y "los tres instrumentos principales". La seducción del muqam: los instrumentos de los espectáculos de canciones y danzas. Héroes épicos: los instrumentos musicales del quyi (artes vocales). Subiendo al escenario mundial: los instrumentos musicales chinos miran al futuro.

: 95 pages.
Publisher: Ministerio de Cultura de la RPC / Productora de Television CAV SA
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Lutherie Tools by Tim Olsen & Cyndy Burton

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Luthier's Scrap Book. Being a Collection of Short "How to Do It" Articles and Bits of Information Pertaining to the Making and Restoration of Instruments of the Violin Family by Harry S. Wake

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Spiral-bound: 110 pages.
Publisher: H.S. Wake; Rev Sprl edition
Language: English

 

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Making a Simple Violin and Viola by Ronald Roberts

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Hardcover: 112 pages.
Publisher: David & Charles PLC
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Making Early Stringed Instruments by R. Zachary Taylor

Book description
This book contains complete measured drawings, diagrams, and construction details for eight instruments; a Psaltery, Rote or Lyre, Lute, Dulcimer, Mandolin, Medieval Fiddle, Gothic Harp, and Classic Guitar.

Paperback: 111 pages.
Publisher: Bold Strummer; Reprint edition (June 1991)
Language: English

 

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Making Stringed Instruments. A Workshop Guide by George Buchanan

Book description
There is a dichotomy in this book. Only an experienced cabinetmaker would be able to fill in the book's gaps and come up with a good-looking though not necessarily playable instrument; yet, the book is apparently written for the enthusiastic putterer who needs different saws and their uses identified. The section on choosing woods, for instance, gives no more than general guidelines; the brief section on varnishes is more concerned with looks than sound. Scale drawings are negated being caught in the binding. This is truly a do-it-yourself book. There is no mention of where a person could go for further advice and no bibliography. Despite copious and clear line drawings and a few photos, this is not recommended.

Paperback: 205 pages.
Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc (November 1990)
Language: English

 

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Making your own Spanish guitar, balalaika, violin (Specialist booklets) by

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Unknown Binding: 28 pages.
Publisher: Model & Allied Publications (1970)
Language: English

 

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Manual del Luthier Tratado Práctico sobre la construccion de violines by Ramon Pinto Comas

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Manuel de lutherie a l'usage des amateurs by Paul Altenburger, Henri Vial (editor)

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Hardcover: 144 pages.
Publisher:
Language: Français

 

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Manuel du luthier. contenant. 1º la construction intérieure et extérieure des instrumens a archet , 2º la construction de la guitarre, 5º [sic] la confection de l'archet by Maugin, J.-C.

Book description
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

: 232 pages.
Publisher: Nabu Press (March 15, 2010)
Language: Français

 

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Manuel du luthier. contenant. 1º la construction intérieure et extérieure des instrumens a archet , 2º la construction de la guitarre, 5º [sic] la confection de l'archet by Maugin, J.-C.

Book description
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Paperback: 276 pages.
Publisher: University of Michigan Library (April 27, 2009)
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Meisterwerke des italienischen Geigenbaus. Masterpieces of Italian violinmaking by John Huber

Book description
The historically most important violins of all times

Hardcover: 176 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky (PPV Medien GmbH)
Language: English / Deutsch

 

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Musical Acoustics. Part I. Violin Family Components by Carleen Maley Hutchins

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Publisher: Academic Press (September 1975)
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Musical Acoustics. Part II. Violin Family Functions by Carleen Maley Hutchins

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Publisher: Academic Press (June 1976)
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Musical Instruments in the Ashmolean Museum. The Complete Collection by by Tim Baker, John Dilworth, Jim Baker, Derek Wilson...

Book description
This publication illustrates all the viols and the violins in the Ashmolean Museum, mainly from the (1939) gift of Arthur and Alfred Hill, the Hill Collection. Instrument for instrument this is one of the world's most impressive collections.

Hardcover: 384 pages.
Publisher: Oxford Musical Instrument Publications LLP
Language: English

 

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My Real-World Violin Shop. Practical Perspectives & Procedures by Henry A. Strobel

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Old Violins and Violin Lore by Rev. H. R. Haweis

Book description
What is the secret of the violin? Why is it that when a great violinist appears all the other soloists have to take a back seat? The answer is: the fascination of the violin is the fascination of the soul unveiled. No instrument - the human voice hardly excepted - provides such a rare vehicle for the emotions - is in such close touch with the molecular vibrations of thought and with the psychic waves of feeling. But whilst the violin equals the voice in sensibility and expression, it far transcends it in compass, variety, and durability. Consider the singular completeness and perfection of this instrument as a sort of physical and vibratory counterpart of the soul. The four strings no doubt limit and define its compass, and only in the quartet and collectively, is it capable of extended effects of complex harmony; but as a tone-producing instrument and within its limits it is perfect - every gradation of sound between tone and semitone is attainable, and for no other instrument can this be claimed.

: 322 pages.
Publisher: Forgotten Books (September 27, 2015)
Language: English

 

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Practical Acoustics of Instruments of the Violin Family. Bridging Science and Art by Jan James, Henry Strobel (Publisher)

Book description
Non-mathematical, illustrated, for the string musician rather than the violin maker. A wealth of practical information on adjustment, strings, instrument and bow characteristics, historical perspective, etc. Dr. James is known for his articles in the VSA Journal and The Strad.

Paperback: 80 pages.
Publisher: Henry Strobel, Violin Maker & Publisher (March 2002)
Language: English

 

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Practical violin making by Edmund Fraser

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Unknown Binding: 23 pages.
Publisher: Pinchpenny Press
Language: English

 

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Règles pour la Construction des Violons Altis, Violocelles et Basses de Viole by Atonio Bagatella

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Publisher: Turris - Cremona
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Research papers in Violin Acoustics 1973-1995. Vol 1 by Carleen Maley Hutchins, Virginia Benade

Book description
Carleen M. Hutchins, Ed., Virginia Benade, Assoc. Ed. Contains 120 research papers with an annotated bibliography of over 400 references. Introductory essay relates the development of the violin to the scientific advances from the early 15th Century to the present

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Publisher: Acoustical Society of America
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Research papers in Violin Acoustics 1973-1995. Vol 1 by Carleen Maley Hutchins, Virginia Benade

Book description
Carleen M. Hutchins, Ed., Virginia Benade, Assoc. Ed. Contains 120 research papers with an annotated bibliography of over 400 references. Introductory essay relates the development of the violin to the scientific advances from the early 15th Century to the present

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Publisher: Acoustical Society of America
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Research papers in Violin Acoustics 1973-1995. Vol 2 by Carleen Maley Hutchins

Book description
RESEARCH PAPERS IN VIOLIN ACOUSTICS 1975-1993. Carleen M. Hutchins, Ed., Virginia Benade, Assoc. Ed. Contains 120 research papers with an annotated bibliography of over 400 references. Introductory essay relates the development of the violin to the scientific advances from the early 15th Century to the present. Vol. 1, 656 pp; Vol. 2, 656 pp. hardcover 1996.

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Publisher: Acoustical Society of America
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Restauración de Instrumentos y Materiales by Luisa Masetti Biteli / Ariadna Viñas (Traductor)

Book description
El volumen recoge la contribución al debate general entre administradores, expertos y personal del sector de la restauración, sobre la función y el compromiso de las instituciones públicas a la hora de definir instrumentos de estudio, modelos de intervención y programas u directrices, dirigidos a su vez al sector privado.

Rústica con solapas: 206 pages.
Publisher: Nerea ( Colección Arte y Restauración / Sevilla
Language: Castellano

 

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So...you want to make a Double Bass by Peter Chandler

Book description
Excellent step-by-step instructions for building a double bass, one of the best resources available. Se completa con planos de nueve contrabajos que deben comprarse por separado.

Softcover: 93 pages.
Publisher: Aylmer Express Commercial Print Division (2001)
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Stringed Instruments. Viols, Violins, Citterns and Guitars in the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Handbook Series) by Jon Whiteley, Ashmolean Museum

Book description
This publication illustrates all the viols and the violins in the Ashmolean Museum, mainly from the (1939) gift of Arthur and Alfred Hill, the Hill Collection. Instrument for instrument this is one of the world's most impressive collections.

Hardcover: 103 pages.
Publisher: Ashmolean Museum (11 Mar. 2009)
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Stringed Instruments. Viols, Violins, Citterns and Guitars in the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Handbook Series) by Jon Whiteley, Ashmolean Museum

Book description
This publication illustrates all the viols and the violins in the Ashmolean Museum, mainly from the (1939) gift of Arthur and Alfred Hill, the Hill Collection. Instrument for instrument this is one of the world's most impressive collections.

Paperback: 96 pages.
Publisher: Ashmolean Museum
Language: English

 

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Taxe der Streichinstrumente 16. Auflage by Albert Fuchs

Book description
Anleitung zur Einschätzung von Geigen, Violen, Violoncelli, Kontrabässen usw. nach Herkunft und Wert. z.Tl. in englischer Sprache Aktualis. v. Klaus Grünke, Hieronymus Köstler, Serge Stam u. a.

Hardcover: 330 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch / English

 

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The Art of Bow Making by Joseph Kun and Joseph Regh

Book description
This work is a comprehensive and intelligent description of proven methods of creating any desired characteristics in a bow, and doing so repeatedly and predictably. No mysteries are included, since reasons and explanations are given for each operation, many of which are original with the authors and disclosed for the first time. The fact that both men have also had many decades of experience as instrument makers makes them especially well qualified to understand the complex interplay between instruments and bows. Hairing, Wood selection, tooling, jigs, complete procedure for bow and frog. Fully illustrated with photographs.

Leather hardcover: 141 pages.
Publisher: Regh-Kun (1994)
Language: English

 

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The art of fiddle-making (The violinists' bookshelf) by John Broadhouse

Book description

Unknown Binding: 32 pages.
Publisher: Haynes (1920)
Language: English

 

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The Art of Violin Making by Chris Johnson, Roy Courtnall

Book description
Essential reading for the violin maker, repairer and historian. Card catalog description. The Art of Violin Making is a major new work for the craftsman, bringing into one volume a summary of essential information for the violin maker and player, as well as providing a historical reference. This book is essential reading for the violin maker, repairer and historian, providing a unique record of the history, social background, lives and work of the great violin makers of the past, combined with a clear practical guide to making violins.

Hardcover: 256 pages.
Publisher: Robert Hale
Language: English

 

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The Art of Violin Making by Laura Schiller

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Publisher: String Letter Publishing
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The Art of Violin Retouching by Brian Epp, Henry Strobel (editor)

Book description
Brian followed his parents in becoming a mechanical artist, employed by ABC and CBS in Manhattan for over a decade. As the graphic arts profession digitalized he adapted to graphics programs on computer, the result of which you see here. His interest in music and art restoration led him to study first with local artisans at his home in Colorado, and then to relocate to New England to study with masters there. His workshop is in Danbury, Connecticut, where he serves the local area, but most of his business is with clients who ship instruments from around the country. He works with his wife Kathleen.

Spiral-bound: 47 pages.
Publisher: Henry Strobel, Violin Maker and Publisher; First edition (May 1, 2009)
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The big red book of American Lutherie, Volume 1 by Tim Olsen

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Publisher: Guild of american Lutherie
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The big red book of American Lutherie, Volume 2 by Tim Olsen

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Publisher: Guild of american Lutherie
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The big red book of American Lutherie, Volume 3 by Tim Olsen

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Publisher: Guild of american Lutherie
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The big red book of American Lutherie, Volume 4 by Tim Olsen

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Publisher: Guild of american Lutherie
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The big red book of American Lutherie, Volume 5 by Tim Olsen

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Publisher: Guild of american Lutherie
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The big red book of American Lutherie, Volume 6 by Tim Olsen

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The Bow. Its History, Manufacture and Use by Henry Saint-George

Book description
It has always appeared to me a curious thing that the bow, without which the fiddle could have no being, should have received so scant attention, not alone from the community of fiddlers, but also from writers on the subject. I only know of one book in which the subject is adequately handled. Out of every twenty violinists who profess to some knowledge of the various types of Cremonese and other fiddles of repute and value, barely three will be met with who take a similiar interest in the bow beyond knowing a good one, or rather one that suits their particular physique, when playing with it. They are all familiar with the names of Dodd and Tourte, but it is seldom that their knowledge extends beyond the names. As for a perception of the characteristics of bows as works of art, which is the standard of the fiddle connoisseur, it hardly has any existence outside the small circle of bow makers. Of the large number of undoubted fiddle experts now in London, but a small proportion profess to any similar knowledge of bows, and of these there are but few who can be credited with real authority in the matter. It is, therefore, with the object of bringing the bow into more general notice that this little book has been written, and, to drop into the good old prefatory style, if I succeed in arousing the interest of but one violinist in the bow for itself, and apart from its work, my efforts will not have been in vain.

Paperback: 168 pages.
Publisher: Forgotten Books (September 27, 2015)
Language: English

 

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The Cello (Yale Musical Instrument Series) by Mr. John Moran

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: 320 pages.
Publisher: Yale University Press (March 11, 2008)
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The cradle of violin making by Patricia Kaden

Book description
Italy, famous for masterful lutherie, draws violin-making students from around the world. Kaden explores the history and traditions of lutherie schools in Cremona, Milan, Parma, and Pattada. This digital document is an article from Strings, most recently published by String Letter Press, Inc. on July 31, 2001. The length of the article is 2411 words.

[HTML] (Digital): 9 pages.
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The decorated instruments of Antonio Stradivari by

Book description
Photographer: Shinichi Yokoyama Utilizing the new technologies of film as well as printing techniques developed by the Toppan Printing Company, this book will feature new full color photography of all the existing decorated Stradivari violins in a larger, full size format. The instruments at the Royal Palace in Madrid, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, and The Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University, England will be seen together for the first time. The aim is to create an ultra - high quality photographic reference to the elements of design incorporated in these exquisite works of Stradivari. The superior high-definition actual size prints will document the exquisite details of Stradivari`s craft. The accompanying explanatory text is in English, Spanish, and Japanese, making this book a major source for a worldwide audience.

Piel: 197 pages.
Publisher: Nihon Art Plaza Co., Ltd.
Language: English / Castellano / Japanese

 

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The Development of Western European Stringed Instruments by Ephraim Segerman

Book description
This narrative of how stringed instruments evolved in Western Europe focuses on names, playing styles, sizes, tunings, stringings and construction basics, within a chronological framework. The influences of previous instruments and technological developments are outlined. New insights are offered into the early development of most of the instruments, including viols, guitars and violins. Some of the conclusions are likely to differ from the expectations of many current early-music specialists.

: 180 pages.
Publisher: Lulu (Ephraim Segerman)
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The Guarneri mold and modern violin making by John Stuart Robinson

Book description

Unknown Binding: 60 pages.
Publisher: J.S. Robinson (1982)
Language: English

 

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The Health of the Violin and the viola and Cello by Lucien Greilsamer, Henry Strobel (editor)

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The Luthier's Handbook. A Guide to Building Great Tone in Acoustic Stringed Instruments by Roger H. Siminoff

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The Physics of the Violin by Lothar Cremer, John S. Allen (Translator)

Book description
This major work covers almost all that has been learned about the acoustics of stringed instruments from Helmholtz's 19th-century theoretical elaborations to recent electroacoustic and holographic measurements.Many of the results presented here were uncovered by the author himself (and by his associates and students) over a 20-year period of research on the physics of instruments in the violin family. Lothar Cremer is one of the world's most respected authorities on architectural acoustics and, not incidentally, an avid avocational violinist and violist.The book - which was published in German in 1981 - first of all meets the rigorous technical standards of specialists in musical acoustics. But it also serves the needs and interests of two broader groups: makers and players of stringed instruments are expressly addressed, since the implications of the mathematical formulations are fully outlined and explained; and acousticians in general will find that the work represents a textbook illustration of the application of fundamental principles and up-to-date techniques to a specific problem.The first - and longest - of the book's three parts investigates the oscillatory responses of bowed (and plucked) strings. The natural nonlinearities that derive from considerations of string torsion and bending stiffness are deftly handled and concisely modeled.The second part deals with the body of the instrument. Special attention is given to the bridge, which transmits the oscillations of the strings to the wooden body and its air cavity. In this case, linear modeling proves serviceable for the most part - a simplification that would not be possible with lute - like instruments such as the guitar.The radiation of sound from the body into the listener's space, which is treated as an extension of the instrument itself, is the subject of the book's final part.Lothar Cremer is Professor Emeritus at the Technical University of Berlin, where he served as director of the Institute for Acoustical Engineering.

Hardcover: pages.
Publisher: The MIT Press (November 14, 1984)
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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The secrets of Stradivari. With the catalogue of the Stradivarian relics contained in the Civic Museum Ala Ponzone of Cremona by Simone F. Sacconi

Book description
Considered by many to be the greatest treatise on violin making, this was the culmination of lifelong research into Stradivari's methods. This English translation includes numerous illustrations and a full catalogue of the moulds, templates and tools Cremona's Stradivari Museum. 185 Illustrations.

Hardcover: 264 pages.
Publisher: Libreria Del Convegno (1979)
Language: English

 

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The Setup and Repair of the Double Bass for Optimum Sound by Chuck Traeger, Henry Strobel (editor)

Book description
This big new book is the bible for the bass - complete information on repair & optimization. For the player who wants more & better sound, & for the luthier who will provide it. Presents detailed, clear, correct & efficient techniques for pracically any repair. Thoroughly illustrated, this book contains secrets you will find nowhere else on how to make ANY bass louder, evener & easier to play.

: 377 pages.
Publisher: H. Strobel; 1 edition (December 30, 2004)
Language:

 

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The Story of the Violin by Paul Stoeving

Book description
Who will describe it, tone Of a Stradivari violin, when the true artist draws it from its hiding-place? That indescribably sweet voice - voice of an angel and yet ringing with the dear familiar sound of earth, with earthly passions, joys and woes and ecstasies; intensely human and yet so superhuman that the soul is seized with hopeless longing to follow it, to oat with it through realms unknown and infinite, charged, we know not how, with music or with love. Yes, indescribably sweet voice, where thou endest the music of the Spheres begins. (or, is it thai perhaps which rises from the petals of owers in wondrous ex halations, half-perfume and half-melody, and, trembling in the sunlight, draws the bee the way to the honey

: 356 pages.
Publisher: Forgotten Books (June 19, 2016)
Language: English

 

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The Technique of violin making by Harry S. Wake

Book description

Spiral-bound: pages.
Publisher: Violin Video Assn (June 1973)
Language: English

 

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The Varnishes of the Italian Violin-Makers of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, and Their Influence on Tone by George Fry

Book description
The casual observations which led to the interesting research which forms the subject of this Treatise came as a "bolt from the blue." Experts who have had constant opportunities for studying the varnish on old Italian instruments have, without exception, accepted the theory that it is an oil-varnish coloured to suit individual taste, although in no single case have their own descriptions of its appearance been found to support this conclusion; various reasons and excuses have been suggested why modem violin-makers have been unable to reproduce it. No scientist or chemist appears to have given much attention to the subject, for the simple reason that no means have been available for a complete investigation.

: 190 pages.
Publisher: Forgotten Books (Sept. 27 2015)
Language: English

 

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The Viola Da Gamba Its Origin And History Its Technique And Musical Resources by Nathalie Dolmetsch

Book description
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Paperback: 96 pages.
Publisher: Nabu Press (September 5, 2011)
Language: English

 

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The Violin Explained. Components, Mechanism, and Sound by James Beament

Book description
There are more curious beliefs about the violin than any other instrument. Physicists have now discovered how the violin family produce their sound, but this knowledge is not generally accessible to players and makers. In this book, now available in paperback, Sir James Beament, a distinguished scientist with a livelong involvement with musical instruments, explains, without asssuming any scientific background, how strings vibrate, and the role played by the bow, bridge, and body in producing sound. Those discoveries do not give a satisfactory explanation of what we hear, and the core of the book explains how the sound relates to the sensations it produces. This leads to the conclusion that most of the myths about violins are groundless, but also that nothing can be achieved by applying modern technology to making or playing. Practical advice on strings, maintenance, purchase and children's instruments completes the discussion.

Paperback: 264 pages.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; New Ed edition
Language: English

 

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The Violin Maker. Finding a Centuries-Old Tradition in a Brooklyn Workshop by John Marchese

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Publisher: Harper Cillins Publishers
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The Violin. A Concise Exposition of the General Principles of Construction… by P. Davidson

Book description
In writing upon such a subject as the present, wherein so much variety of matter is embraced, an author must, of necessity, have recourse to the works of others for reference; where this is the case, such writings have been specified either in the body of the work or in the foot-notes. My object is simply this: - To furnish for those violin-amateurs who may be unacquainted with the subject, such information, - however imperfect, - in a plain and intelligible form, as shall enable them not only to avoid some of the spurious rubbish which are too often palmed upon the unwary by disrespectable dealers, but also to assist those who may be mechanically inclined in a knowledge of the construction of the instrument.

Paperback: 212 pages.
Publisher: Forgotten Books (27 de septiembre de 2015)
Language: English

 

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The Violoncello. Its History, Selection and Adjustment by Arthur Broadley

Book description
In days gone by it was customary for an author to apologise for the sin of adding another book to the quantity already published. I am sure there was a certain amount of cant in this attitude; most authors are glad to see their works in print, and, as a rule, they express the pious hope that the first edition will be sold out almost as soon as the ink is dry. The only apology I make is that I have not been able to add any more to the scanty knowledge respecting that talented - but most elusive - maker, Carlo Bergonzi. It is close upon ten years ago since I first commenced collecting material for a work on Bergonzi, during that time the opinions given on several instruments attributed to that glorious maker have been challenged by the experts of to-day. Indeed, one of the most reliable of the many who express expert knowledge on old Italian instruments says he has yet to come across a violoncello which he can truly say is the work of Carlo Bergonzi. So the matter has to be left still in doubt. Like the examples given to Joseph del Jesu - they will, from time to time crop up only to raise discussion for a few days, then once more will come some authority and "give" the wonderful find to some lesser known Italian.

Paperback: 154 pages.
Publisher: Forgotten Books (September 27, 2015)
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The Viols and other bowed instruments by Gerald Ravenscourt Hayes with and introduction by Arnold Dolmetsch

Book description

Paperback: 265 pages.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Viols and other bowed instruments by Gerald Ravenscourt Hayes with and introduction by Arnold Dolmetsch

Book description

Tapa dura, Tela: 265 pages.
Publisher: Broude Brothers (Reprint of the Oxford, 1930, edition)
Language: English

 

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To make a double bass by Harry S. Wake

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Trade Secrets Volume Two by Stewart-MacDonald

Book description
A must for every building and repair shop! "Trade Secrets" first appeared in 1990. Trade Secrets Books One and Two are filled with photos and illustrations, Blue Book price lists, Hot Tips from technicians around the world, visits to guitar shops and factories, tips on tools, useful building and repair techniques, and lots more! Trade Secrets Book One: Every "Trade Secrets" back issue from volumes 1-19, with an extra never-before-published 8-page bonus volume (#20) that appears only in the book. Trade Secrets Book One also contains Mike Lindskold's first eight "Guitar Wiring 101" columns. 142 pages, softcover. Trade Secrets Book Two begins where Book One ended, with back issues from volumes 21-38. Also included are installments 9-26 of Mike Lindskold's "Guitar Wiring 101" columns, filled with information for getting great sound. 165 pages, softcover.

Paperback: 165 pages.
Publisher: Stewart MacDonald
Language: English

 

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Useful Measurements For Violin Makers by Henry A. Strobel

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Viola making plans by Harry S. Wake

Book description

Spiral-bound: pages.
Publisher: Harry S. Wake Publishing (November 1975
Language: English

 

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Viola Making, Step by Step (For Use with Violin Making, Step by Step) by Henry A Strobel

Book description

Paperback: 34 pages.
Publisher: Henry a Strobel; 1st edition
Language: English

 

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Violin bow making by John Alfred Bolander

Book description

Unknown Binding: 121 pages.
Publisher: B. Poulsen
Language: English

 

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Violin bow rehair and repair by Harry S. Wake

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Violin Maker´s Notebook by Henry A. strobel

Book description
A shop reference manual. Chapters on bow rehairing and repairing. Repairing and retouching cracks in instruments. Workshop safety. Instrument photography. Musical intervals. Photo- illustrated. Orientation, guidelines, and annotated bibliography for the connoisseur. Now contains an illustrated chapter showing the repair of a fine violin smashed in a car crash.

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Violin Making ("The Strad" library) by Walter H Mayson

Book description

Unknown Binding: 102 pages.
Publisher: C. Scribner's sons; 3rd Ed edition
Language: English

 

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Violin Making As It Was and Is. Being a Historical, Theoretical, and Practical Treatise on the Science and Art of Violin-Making for the Use of Violin Makers and Players, Amateur and by Edward Heron-Allen

Book description
Violin-Making As It Was and Is Being a Historical, Theoretical, and Practical Treatise on the Science and Art of Violin-Making, for the Use of Violin Makers and Players, Amateur and Professional was written by Edward Heron-Allen in 1885. This is a 399 page book, containing 162582 words and 161 pictures. Search Inside is enabled for this title.

: 404 pages.
Publisher: Forgotten Books (September 27, 2015)
Language: English

 

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Violin Making As It Was and Is. Being a Historical, Theoretical, and Practical Treatise on the Science and Art of Violin-Making for the Use of Violin Makers and Players, Amateur and by Edward Heron-Allen

Book description
Violin-Making As It Was and Is Being a Historical, Theoretical, and Practical Treatise on the Science and Art of Violin-Making, for the Use of Violin Makers and Players, Amateur and Professional was written by Edward Heron-Allen in 1885. This is a 399 page book, containing 162582 words and 161 pictures. Search Inside is enabled for this title.

Hardcover: 366 pages.
Publisher: Ward Lock Ltd; 18Rev Ed edition
Language: English

 

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Violin Making. A Guide for the Amateur by Bruce Ossman

Book description
I suspect that the book that Bruce Ossman has written, is the book he wishes he had available to him when he first fell in love with the violin while a student at Penn State University in the 1950s. It wasn't long before he self-taught himself to make his first instrument. As the sub-title of the book indicates, this book is not intended for the serious luthier making concert level instruments. Ossman's book is aimed at the average woodworker or motivated musician wishing to build a decent sounding, playable violin on his or her first attempt. The book begins with an overview of the entire 30-step building process utilizing many line drawings and sparse text. It's an excellent way to convey, to the novice builder, the violin in its deconstructed state and the logical sequence of steps necessary to pull it all together. This is followed by a gallery of color photos of the work of five makers, some amateurs and some professional. If one needs some inspiration before beginning a project, this section will provide it. The first chapter is devoted to the violin's anatomy and acoustics. Although there is enough literature on these topics alone to float a battleship, Ossman manages to cover the absolute bare-bone basics in just a few pages. The second chapter covers the materials which go into a violin as well as some of the preparatory steps necessary to build an instrument, including the fashioning of some simple tools like spool clamps, the body form and carving table. However, the discussion of tone woods, which one would expect in almost any other book on violin making, is almost non-existent here. The author's focus is definitely on construction. The heart of the book is chapter three, where Ossman takes the builder through the nuts and bolts of building a violin. He relies on a great many line drawings and straightforward text. Being so brief, there is no room for an in-depth discussions of why he opted for one method, approach, or material over any number of other options available to him. For example, the matter of finish is a topic about which countless books, articles, and scientific papers have been written, but Ossman simply instructs the builder to apply several coats of varnish with a sanding between coats. That's it. Still, he knows that if the reader follows his instructions, the end result will be a decent instrument, first time out. The appendix includes templates and full-sized plans, some of which are printed over two facing pages with the binding down the middle, but with registration marks so that when photocopied at full-size, they can be taped together. There is no instrument which is more steeped in mythology and lore than the violin, where grown men and women swear that the best instruments are made by the light of the August Moon, using 100 year old German spruce, harvested from the leeward sides of mountains and finished with shellac using some approximation of Stradivarius's mysterious recipe. Serious luthiers like these can discuss ad nauseum the merits of absolutely any aspect of the violin from the shape of the f-holes, to the types of strings used, to the glues employed, to the placement of the sound-post, and more. This is a different kind of book. For the first time builder, there is much to be said for Ossman's straightforward approach, where he has avoided many of the kinds of issues that more experienced builders delight in debating, but which might distract the novice from simply getting on with it. Packed with full-size patterns, step-by-step instructions - a nice departure from the usual use of photographs - you too can craft a wonderful instrument.

Paperback: 96 pages.
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Language: English

 

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Violin Making. A Guide for the Amateur by Bruce Ossman

Book description
I suspect that the book that Bruce Ossman has written, is the book he wishes he had available to him when he first fell in love with the violin while a student at Penn State University in the 1950s. It wasn't long before he self-taught himself to make his first instrument. As the sub-title of the book indicates, this book is not intended for the serious luthier making concert level instruments. Ossman's book is aimed at the average woodworker or motivated musician wishing to build a decent sounding, playable violin on his or her first attempt. The book begins with an overview of the entire 30-step building process utilizing many line drawings and sparse text. It's an excellent way to convey, to the novice builder, the violin in its deconstructed state and the logical sequence of steps necessary to pull it all together. This is followed by a gallery of color photos of the work of five makers, some amateurs and some professional. If one needs some inspiration before beginning a project, this section will provide it. The first chapter is devoted to the violin's anatomy and acoustics. Although there is enough literature on these topics alone to float a battleship, Ossman manages to cover the absolute bare-bone basics in just a few pages. The second chapter covers the materials which go into a violin as well as some of the preparatory steps necessary to build an instrument, including the fashioning of some simple tools like spool clamps, the body form and carving table. However, the discussion of tone woods, which one would expect in almost any other book on violin making, is almost non-existent here. The author's focus is definitely on construction. The heart of the book is chapter three, where Ossman takes the builder through the nuts and bolts of building a violin. He relies on a great many line drawings and straightforward text. Being so brief, there is no room for an in-depth discussions of why he opted for one method, approach, or material over any number of other options available to him. For example, the matter of finish is a topic about which countless books, articles, and scientific papers have been written, but Ossman simply instructs the builder to apply several coats of varnish with a sanding between coats. That's it. Still, he knows that if the reader follows his instructions, the end result will be a decent instrument, first time out. The appendix includes templates and full-sized plans, some of which are printed over two facing pages with the binding down the middle, but with registration marks so that when photocopied at full-size, they can be taped together. There is no instrument which is more steeped in mythology and lore than the violin, where grown men and women swear that the best instruments are made by the light of the August Moon, using 100 year old German spruce, harvested from the leeward sides of mountains and finished with shellac using some approximation of Stradivarius's mysterious recipe. Serious luthiers like these can discuss ad nauseum the merits of absolutely any aspect of the violin from the shape of the f-holes, to the types of strings used, to the glues employed, to the placement of the sound-post, and more. This is a different kind of book. For the first time builder, there is much to be said for Ossman's straightforward approach, where he has avoided many of the kinds of issues that more experienced builders delight in debating, but which might distract the novice from simply getting on with it. Packed with full-size patterns, step-by-step instructions - a nice departure from the usual use of photographs - you too can craft a wonderful instrument.

Paperback: 112 pages.
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; Revised and Expanded edition
Language: English

 

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Violin Making. A Historical and Practical Guide by Edward Heron-Allen

Book description
This classic guide offers an accessible initiation into the mysteries of violin-making. Charming in its style and cultivated in its research, it covers every detail of the process and includes a fascinating history of the instrument. More than 200 diagrams, engravings, and photographs complement the text. 1885 edition.

Paperback: 400 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications
Language: English

 

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Violin Making. A Practical Guide by Juliet Barker

Book description
Aimed at both amateur and skilled woodworkers, this handsomely illustrated, step–by–step guide brings the art of violin making within the reach of all. Featuring 200 color photos and diagrams. From Stradivarius to the modern day, violins have been revered as much for the beauty of their design as for their music. Violin Making enables anyone, whether a beginner or a skilled woodworker, to follow in the tradition of the Italian masters and, literally, make their own music. The book includes: a short history of violin making; an introduction to materials, design, and techniques; chapters on each stage of making a violin, from the rib structure to varnishing and stringing the instrument; tables of measurements, including violins, violas, and cellos from quarter to full size; and 200 clear color photos and diagrams. Juliet Barker trained at the Bavarian School of Violin Making; she is a professional violin maker, restorer, and teacher.

Hardcover: 127 pages.
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd.
Language: English

 

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Violin Making. Step by Step (Book five of the Strobel series for violin makers) by Henry A. Strobel

Book description
From a review by John Dilworth in the April 1994 Strad Magazine "All (of his books) are thoroughly illustrated . . . replete with bibliographies, annotations, and indices . . . The Art & Method of the Violin Maker is . . . a very personal account, written with great erudition and insight . . . All of these titles are recommended to anyone with even a passing interest in violin literature." From the review in La Lira di Orfeo, Cremona, No. 3, 1996 (The series of books) "Si tratta di volumi che hanno una finalit practica, di ausilio al lavoro del liutaio. . . L'intera collana rappresenta una interessante initiativa editoriale, che ha in piu il vantaggio di prezzi modesti." (I translate: ". . . These books are for the practical assistance of the working luthier. . . The whole series represents an interesting publishing venture, with modest prices as well.")

Paperback: 78 pages.
Publisher: Henry a Strobel; 2nd edition
Language: English

 

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Violin Owner's Manual (Strings Backstage) by Hal Leonard Corp

Book description
Here is the book that should have come with your violin! Written by a team of leading instrument makers, repairers and musicians, this is the one comprehensive guide to selecting, understanding, preserving and protecting any violin, from a modest fiddle to a priceless Stradivari. Richly illustrated with photographs and drawings, it covers topics including: selecting the proper instrument and bow, understanding common repairs, finding the right maker, guarding against theft, getting a good setup, protecting your violin, choosing a case, and more.

Paperback: 160 pages.
Publisher: String Letter Publishing (May 1, 2001)
Language:

 

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Violin Repair Guide by Michael Atria

Book description

Paperback: 62 pages.
Publisher: Hal Leonard (August 1, 2004)
Language: English

 

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Violin Restoration by Hans Weisshaar and Margaraet Shipman

Book description
Probably the best information in book form on the subject of repairs and restoration. Good for makers as well as restoration work. Many useful and professional pointers, specifications, as well as detailed information. This boos is bound to raise the standard of quality and proficiency of the reader. Well thought out and illustrated.

Cloth hardcover: 263 pages.
Publisher: Hans Weisshaar & Margaret (December 1, 1988)
Language: English

 

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Violin Varnish. A Plausible Re-creation of the Varnish Used by the Italian Violin Makers Between the Years 1550 and 1750. by Joseph Michelman

Book description
After more than eight years of extensive research on the varnish used by the Italian Violin Makers from 1550 to 1750 A. D., it has not been possible to corroborate the results in the chemical laboratory. This is due entirely to the unavailability of samples of the varnish for confirmatory analysis. Violins made by the Italian masters of this period are so valuable and so scarce that a small sample of the varnish has not been procurable for experimental purposes. Therefore, synthesis must precede analysis .... and with no assistance from the latter.

Hardcover: pages.
Publisher: Angell Press (November 4, 2008
Language: English

 

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Violin Varnish. A Plausible Re-creation of the Varnish Used by the Italian Violin Makers Between the Years 1550 and 1750. by Joseph Michelman

Book description
After more than eight years of extensive research on the varnish used by the Italian Violin Makers from 1550 to 1750 A. D., it has not been possible to corroborate the results in the chemical laboratory. This is due entirely to the unavailability of samples of the varnish for confirmatory analysis. Violins made by the Italian masters of this period are so valuable and so scarce that a small sample of the varnish has not been procurable for experimental purposes. Therefore, synthesis must precede analysis .... and with no assistance from the latter.

Paperback: 197 pages.
Publisher: Angell Press (March 15, 2007)
Language: English

 

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Violin Varnishes (Geigenlacke) by Josef and Reiner Hammerl

Book description
Interesting information on resins and basic materials for violin varnish, and instructions for varnishing musical instruments. A very useful book for those interested in varnish making and/or varnishing application technique. Contents: A description of natural resins suited for making varnish for musical intruments - a description of natural dyes for coloring varnishes for musical instruments - Volatile oils and balsams used in making varnish for musical instruments - glue from natural products - instructions for treating raw resonant wood prior to the final varnishing

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Publisher: Bochinsky (1988)
Language: Deutsch

 

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Violin Varnishes (Geigenlacke) by Josef and Reiner Hammerl

Book description
Interesting information on resins and basic materials for violin varnish, and instructions for varnishing musical instruments. A very useful book for those interested in varnish making and/or varnishing application technique. Contents: A description of natural resins suited for making varnish for musical intruments - a description of natural dyes for coloring varnishes for musical instruments - Volatile oils and balsams used in making varnish for musical instruments - glue from natural products - instructions for treating raw resonant wood prior to the final varnishing

Hardcover: 127 pages.
Publisher: Lorenz Ellwanger, Bayreuth (1990)
Language: English

 

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Violins, Old and New by John Broadhouse

Book description
Fully sympathetic, and in the hands Of a master it is capable Of such surprising effects, that a well-executed violin solo, with any kind Of audience, will, to a certainty, bring down the house more effectually than any other performance. TO explain why this is so is not our purpose here, though the fact will we think be admitted. Knowing how much depends upon the quality of the particular violin played upon, artists are careful to procure when ever possible a violin made in Italy by one of the most renowned makers of the end of the 17th or.

: 36 pages.
Publisher: Forgotten Books (June 22, 2016)
Language: English

 

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You can make a Stradivarius Violin by

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: 48 pages.
Publisher: William Lewis & Son; Reprint edition (1967)
Language: English

 

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