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of Digitized pages of Violin and other Stringed Instruments Making manual from the early 1900's era.
CD ROM title : Stringed Instruments Making.
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This is a CD ROM containing scanned pages of an old 1907 book Violin and other Stringed Instruments and how to make them.
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This PDF file contains 154 pages with 177 illustrations.
Chapter I. Materials and Tools for Violin Making
Chapter II. Making Violin Moulds
Chapter III. Violin Making
Chapter IV. Varnishing and Finishing Violins
Chapter V. Double Bass Violin, and a Violoncello
Chapter VI. Japanese One-String Violins
Chapter VII. Mandoline Making
Chapter VIII. Guitar Making
Chapter IX. Banjo Making
Chapter X. Zither Making
Chapter XI. Dulcimer Making
In the history of humanity many cusps or tipping points have undoubtedly occurred, but perhaps, though it is a romantic idea, no more profound or significant critical point occurred in our history than that of the point at which we, as tribes, as individuals, and as a species, decided that the evolution of pleasing sounds and forms, the art of form and sound – of art and music – had intrinsic value in giving us context, feelings, a perspective on a positive and exciting life, and a way to connect between generations.
The art of making musical instruments has evolved from simply gourds and hollow objects that resonate or oscillate in some way, to the highly evolved art of making stringed musical instruments in which the smallest factor such as coatings, woods, thinness or thickness of resonating chamber materials and the asymmetry of the same, have evolved experimentally to an art that allows these refined instruments to, in the right hands, make music that makes us entranced to laugh, to cry, that is capable of taking us to heights of delight and depths of despair almost unimaginable to our predecessors.
This tome, such as it is, is a detailed and superb instructional book in exactly how to make violins and other evolved string instruments.
To make an instrument that touches the heart and soul of the artist, of the audience, of humanity – is perhaps one of the greatest callings and honors anyone could have.
We are humbled to be able to bring you this tome, and are certain that its highly detailed instructions will allow you, even if a novice to get a good start at understanding how to collect the tools and begin to make refined instruments.
No detail is omitted, and in fact, good advice and cautions – and detailed clear instructions abound in how to do even the smallest detail necessary to make a nice instrument.
When I was a young boy in the Midwest of the USA … a wonderful musician descended on our lives, an unexpected event at our little school - and gave us a concert that to this day brings tears to my eye and emotions I am unable to express to my heart and soul – his playing of a fine violin with such superb precision and such depth of feeling that the whole class, without exception, was deeply affected. The artist cried with delight when we stumbled poorly our thanks and said something I remember still the greatest reward or honor any artist can receive is seeing others understand and share the feeling he brings to his art, to his performance – no other reward or thanks is necessary
That one could make a living creating such joy and sorrow and delight in others seemed to me then, and now, a wonderful calling.
That of the artisans to make the instruments for the artists to perform with, is no less.
If you love stringed instruments, whether a professional musician, or a hobbyist who wants to start making fine stringed instruments, or an experienced violin maker, there is something here in this wondrous tome for everyone.
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