The Harpsichord Stringing Handbook by Thomas DonahueThe Harpsichord Stringing Handbook by Thomas Donahue

The Harpsichord Stringing Handbook

byThomas Donahue

Hardcover | June 11, 2015

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The harpsichord was the standard keyboard instrument for three centuries before the invention of the piano. It enjoyed a revival in the second half of the twentieth century, but because of the interruption in its history as a more regularly used instrument, details about its construction are lacking. In The Harpsichord Stringing Handbook, Thomas Donahue integrates available historical evidence and modern physical principles-from both the musicological and scientific literature-to provide practical quantitative information about the stringing of this instrument.
Thomas Donahue is a dentist by training and a keyboard musician by avocation. He has built several pipe organs, clavichords, and harpsichords. He has authored many journal articles and three books and has edited four books, all on various musicological subjects.
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Title:The Harpsichord Stringing HandbookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 9.33 × 6.34 × 0.98 inPublished:June 11, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442243449

ISBN - 13:9781442243446

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAbbreviationChapter 1: Wire MaterialChapter 2: Frequency and LengthChapter 3: Safety FactorChapter 4: ScalingChapter 5: DiameterChapter 6: Wire-Material TransitionChapter 7:Stringing ApproachesChapter 8: Supplemental TopicsChapter 9: Miscellaneous DataChapter 10:GlossaryBibliographyIndexAbout the Author