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The Contemporary Violin


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Chapter 1 Bowing Part 1 Preface Chapter 2 The Fingers Part 2 Appendices Chapter 3 Percussion Techniques Part 3 List of Figures Part 4 Notes Chapter 4 Harmonics Chapter 5 Tuning Systems Part 5 Bibliography Chapter 6 And Variations Part 6 Scores Chapter 7 Amplification and Signal Processing Part 7 Discography Chapter 8 Midi, Strings, and the Computer

About the Author

Allen Strange is a practicing composer and the author of Electronic Music: Systems, Controls, and Techniques (1985). Patricia Strange is a musician dedicated to the performance of contemporary and experimental music. She is Principal Second Violin for the San Jose Symphony.


...has been painstakingly compiled, with over 475 notated examples, many diagrams, and an invaluable index of scores, recordings and website addresses. * Music Teacher *
This is a voluminous work, evidently a labor of love, and the product of intensive thought, research, and experience....well organized. * Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association *
It's sure to enter the canon, becoming a basic reference guide for any string player performing music written in the last 50 years. * Strings *
A wealth of detailed information about the technical possibilities of the modern violin is offered in The Contemporary Violin...a brilliant resource...a great asset to the modern violinist's bookshelf. * Classical Music *

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