The String Instrument Owner's Handbook by Michael J. PagliaroThe String Instrument Owner's Handbook by Michael J. Pagliaro

The String Instrument Owner's Handbook

byMichael J. Pagliaro

Paperback | November 29, 2016

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In The String Instrument Owner's Guide, Michael Pagliaro surveys the complete "ownership life cycle" of bowed string instruments. A touchstone work for uninitiated and advanced players, The String Instrument Owner's Guide provides a roadmap for every step of the owning process, from selecting and buying (or renting ) to maintaining, repairing, modifying, upgrading and even re-selling your instrument.
Michael Pagliaro has served as professor of instrumental music and musical instrument technology, is founder and CEO emeritus-in-counsel of Ardsley Musical Instrument Service, Ltd., and director of research and development for Contemporary Music Laboratories. He is an authority in musical instrument technology and the inventor of sever...
Title:The String Instrument Owner's HandbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9.9 × 7.08 × 0.61 inPublished:November 29, 2016Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442274026

ISBN - 13:9781442274020

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1: Where These Instruments Came FromChapter 2: How These Instruments WorkChapter 3: Different Kinds of Violins, Violas, Cellos, and Double BassesChapter 4: Who Makes Them and How They Are MadeChapter 5: How to Choose and Buy a String InstrumentChapter 6: How to Rent an InstrumentChapter 7: How to Take Care of Your InstrumentChapter 8: AccessoriesChapter 9: How String Instruments Compare to Each OtherChapter 10: Learning to PlayChapter 11: The Science of SoundAppendix: Instrument DiaryGlossary of Terms

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Michael Pagliaro has valiantly attempted to encapsulate the whole history of the stringed-instrument family into a 200-page volume.