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Violin Lessons: Teach Yourself How to Play Violin (Free Audio Available)

by LearnToPlayMusic.com & Peter Gelling

Teach yourself how to play violin with our easy violin lessons for beginners. Covers all essential techniques including how to hold the violin, various bowing techniques and how to play pizzicato. Shows how...


Playing the Cello, 1780-1930

by George Kennaway

This innovative study of nineteenth-century cellists and cello playing shows how simple concepts of posture, technique and expression changed over time, while acknowledging that many different practices co-existed....


Violin Lessons for Beginners: Teach Yourself How to Play Violin (Free Audio Available)

by LearnToPlayMusic.com & Peter Gelling

Teach yourself how to play violin with our easy violin lessons for beginners. Covers all essential right and left hand techniques including how to hold the violin, various bowing techniques and how to play pizzicato....


Playing the Violin

by Mark Rush

Drawing on twenty years of teaching experience, author Mark Rush systematically builds the fundamentals of violin playing from the ground up. The book focuses on proper setup from how to stand, to holding the...


QUARTET PLAYING,ART OF

by David Blum

How do four instrumentalists with strong individual tastes and temperaments manage to forge a distinctive approach to the music they play? This extraordinary book ushers readers into the workshop of one of the...


The Scots Fiddle: Tunes, Tales & Traditions of the Western Highlands, Hebrides, Orkney & Shetland

by J. Murray Neil

In the third of a three-volume set of The Scots Fiddle, J. Murray Neil has compiled a collection of the fiddle music of Scotland from the West Highlands, Hebrides, Orkney & Shetland.  It includes a wonderful...


A Double Bassist's Guide to Refining Performance Practices

by Murray Grodner & Michael P. Sweeney

Murray Grodner draws on his distinguished career as a double bass musician and teacher in this compendium of performance philosophy, bowing and phrasing recommendations, tutorials on fingerings and scales, and...


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

by John Marchese

How does a simple piece of wood become a violin, the king of instruments? Watch and find out as Eugene Drucker, a member of the world–renowned Emerson String Quartet, commissions Sam Zygmuntowicz, a Brooklyn...


The Baroque Double Bass Violone

by Alfred Planyavsky & James Barket

The most exhaustive study of the double bass violone accessible to English-speaking musical enthusiasts. This book includes lists of terminology, the most comprehensive bibliography to date, and 48 illustrations...


The Violin and Its Technique - As a Means to the Interpretation of Music

by Achille Rivarde

"My object in writing this book is to encourage and help those students of the violin who are sufficiently intelligent to wish to advance with the times and who realise that in order to free violin playing from...


Historical Dictionary of Baroque Music

by Joseph P. Swain

The Historical Dictionary of Baroque Music covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries...


The Scots Fiddle: Tunes, Tales & Traditions of the Lothians, Borders & Ayrshire

by J. Murray Neil & Kathleen McPhee

In the second of a three-volume set of The Scots Fiddle, J. Murray Neil has compiled a collection of the fiddle music of Scotland relating to Edinburgh and the Lothians, Borders and Ayrshire. It includes a selection...


Silk and Bamboo Music in Shanghai: The Jiangnan Sizhu Instrumental Ensemble Tradition

by J Lawrence Witzleben

"Of all the world's major musical cultures, that of China may well be the least thoroughly understood and most often misunderstood by Western scholars and music lovers,"writes J. Lawrence Witzleben. Witzleben...


One Woman in a Hundred: Edna Phillips and the Philadelphia Orchestra

by Mary Sue Welsh

Gifted harpist Edna Phillips (1907-2003) joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1930, becoming not only that ensemble's first female member but also the first woman to hold a principal position in a major American...


The Indispensable Harp: Historical Development, Modern Roes, Configurations, and Performance Practices in Ecuador and Latin America

by John M. Schechter

A musical instrument that has played a vital role in Latin American music cultures "the harp" is the subject of this new work, the first study of its kind to be published in English. John Schechter presents...


The Violin: A Social History of the World's Most Versatile Instrument

by David Schoenbaum

The life, times, and travels of a remarkable instrument and the people who have made, sold, played, and cherished it. A 16-ounce package of polished wood, strings, and air, the violin is perhaps the most affordable,...


Voices from the Hills

by Ancil Neil

The steelband and its effects on poverty,stigma and violence in a community.


The Contemporary Violin: Extended Performance Techniques

by Patricia Strange & Allen Strange

Written by a composer and a musician, The Contemporary Violin offers a unique menu of avant-garde musical possibilities that both performers and composers will enjoy exploring. Allen and Patricia Strange's comprehensive...


String Quartets: A Research and Information Guide

by Mara Parker

This research guide is an annotated bibliography of sources dealing with the string quartet. This second edition is organized as in the original publication (chapters for general references, histories, individual...


The Cello Suites: J. S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece

by Eric Siblin

One evening, journalist Eric Siblin attended a recital of Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suites and began an epic quest that would unravel three centuries of intrigue, politics, and passion. Winner of the Mavis...