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Violin-Making: A Historical and Practical Guide

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This classic guide offers an accessible initiation into the mysteries of violin-making. Charming in its style and cultivated in its research, it covers every detail of the process, from wood selection to varnish. A fascinating history of the instrument precedes discussions of materials and construction techniques. More than 200 diagrams, engravings, and photographs complement the text.

Author Edward Heron-Allen served an apprenticeship with Georges Chanot, a preeminent nineteenth-century violin maker. The knowledge, skill, and experience Heron-Allen acquired in the master's shop are reflected in this book, which was the first to combine the history, theory, and practice of violin-making. Originally published in 1884 as Violin-Making, As It Was and Is: Being a Historical, Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the Science and Art of Violin-Making for the Use of Violin Makers and Players, Amateur and Professional, this volume has enlightened and informed generations of performers and players alike.

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This classic guide offers an accessible initiation into the mysteries of violin-making. Charming in its style and cultivated in its research, it covers every detail of the process and includes a fascinating history of the instrument. More than 200 diagrams, engravings, and photographs complement the text. 1885 edition.

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A renowned and comprehensive treatise on the art of violin-making covers everything from wood selection to varnish

Of abounding interest to amateur and professional violin makers and players, this volume traces the instrument's history, discusses the materials used in violin making, and offers guidance on construction. Written by an apprentice to one of the world's greatest violin makers, it is considered essential reading by instrument makers and performers alike.

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ISBN:
9780486443560
Author:
Allen, Edward Heron
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Heron-Allen, Edward
Subject:
General
Subject:
Construction
Subject:
Violin
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Violin -- Construction.
Subject:
history of the violin
Subject:
practical violin making
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
Music - General
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Strings
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Music
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
196 figs, 3 inserts, 3 hts
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.96 lb

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This classic guide offers an accessible initiation into the mysteries of violin-making. Charming in its style and cultivated in its research, it covers every detail of the process and includes a fascinating history of the instrument. More than 200 diagrams, engravings, and photographs complement the text. 1885 edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
A renowned and comprehensive treatise on the art of violin-making covers everything from wood selection to varnish

Of abounding interest to amateur and professional violin makers and players, this volume traces the instrument's history, discusses the materials used in violin making, and offers guidance on construction. Written by an apprentice to one of the world's greatest violin makers, it is considered essential reading by instrument makers and performers alike.

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