The Bow, Its History, Manufacture & Use

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"The Strad" Office, 1896 - Stringed instrument bows - 124 pages
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Page 123 - THE STRAD is the only recognised organ of the string family and has subscribers in every country of the civilised world. Our circulation has increased to so great an extent that we are enabled to engage as contributors THE LEADING WRITERS in the VIOLIN WORLD. THE STRAD contains technical articles by the leading artists.
Page 124 - LIBRARY EDITION is the only Authorised Edition of Technics of Violin Playing: ON JOACHIM'S METHOD BY CARL COURVOISIER, With Folding Plates, containing Fifteen Illustrations. IDIR,. [COPY.] MY DEAR MR. COURVOISIER : I have read the book on Violin Playing you have sent me, and have to congratulate you sincerely on the manner in which you have performed a most difficult task, ie, to describe the best way of arriving at a correct manner of playing the violin. It cannot but be welcome to thoughtful teachers,...
Page 123 - THE STRAD A Monthly Journal for Professionals and Amateurs of all Stringed Instruments played with the Bow.
Page 124 - THE STRAD" LIBRARY EDITION is the only Authorised Edition of Technics of Violin Playing: ON JOACHIM'S METHOD BY CARL COURVOISIER, With Folding Plates, containing Fifteen Illustrations. IDIR,. [COPY.] MY DEAR MR. COURVOISIER : I have read the book on Violin Playing you have sent me, and have to congratulate you sincerely on the manner in which you have performed a most difficult task, ie, to describe the best way of arriving at a correct manner of playing the violin.
Page 109 - The Bow is held in the right Hand, between the ends of the Thumb and the 3 Fingers, the Thumb being stay'd upon the Hair at the Nut, and the 3 Fingers resting upon the Wood.
Page 15 - On each side of the reader is an object which authorities in these matters term ' thecae/ indicating the profession of this principal figure. One of these has a neck or handle, an oval disc, or sounding plane, and a tail-piece extending below this disc rather more than half the length of the neck. From the upper extremity of the neck to the lower extremity of the disc are stretched strings, and across these strings at the centre of the disc is placed a bow of as rational construction as anything...
Page 51 - What a revelation the first time a player handles one ! When I have an opportunity of playing on a Strad with a Tourte I can never decide which causes me the most delight. There is an indefinable something about a Tourte that seems to increase the player's dexterity of manipulation to an extraordinary extent. No matter how used one may be to a certain bow : no matter how expert one may be in the execution of staccato and arpeggio passages, the first time a Tourte is tried one realizes that hitherto...

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