String players face a bewildering array of terms related to their instruments. As string playing is a living art form, passed directly from a master of the instrument to the student, the words used to convey complex concepts, such as bow technique or fingering systems, have developed into an extensive vocabulary that can be complicated, sometimes vague, and even contradictory. In All Things Strings: An Illustrated Dictionary, violinist and author Jo Nardolillo offers a comprehensive resource for terminology related to the modern string family of instruments from violin and viola to cello and double bass. Reaching across languages and genres, this reference work features over 150 musical examples and illustrations and includes an extensive bibliography as well as a detailed chart of bowstrokes.
Violinist and violist Jo Nardolillo has performed throughout the United States and in Europe. She has commissioned, recorded, and given the world premieres of many new works, and is a founding member of the innovative new-music ensemble TangleTown Trio and the eclectic jazz sextet Touche. She is author of The Canon of Violin Literature (Scarecrow Press, 2011), and holds a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music. Illustrator T. M. Larsen is a professional double bass player active in the Pacific Northwest. He has performed with the Seattle Symphony, the Seattle Opera, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and the Northwest Sinfonietta. As a jazz bassist, Mr. Larsen has been a member of the Jim Baker Band and the Northwest Sinfonietta Jazz Quintet.
Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction Pitch Chart The Dictionary Table 1: Bowstrokes Further Reading About the Author and the Illustrator
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