String Resources

Reviewed by Clayton Nance, MCM.

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internet resources

Maestronet
Photo gallery, instrument makers and dealers, discussion forums, price history, etc. Library section contains downloadable archived articles and audio files.
String Pedagogy Notebook
An excellent educational site for string players. Very useful.
Strings Magazine
Some articles available online to non-subscribers, plus event listings, giveaways, practice tips, reviews, music school directory, forums, and interviews with musicians.
Southwest Strings
Internet dealer for string accessories, instruments and sheet music.
The Strad
Register (it’s free), then you can access selected archived articles online. Also includes links, concerts and radio station information.
The Violin Case
Violin and music-related gifts, but also offers free online music flashcards and email newsletters on topics such as motivation, practice techniques, etc.

selected library holdings - current periodicals

American String Teacher. Lawrenceville, NJ [etc.]: American String Teachers Association. Am35stt

selected library holdings - books, scores, and audiovisuals by topic

general strings & orchestra

Applebaum, Samuel & Sada Applebaum. The Way They Play. Neptune City, NJ: Paganiniana Publications, [1972-80]. 787.010712.Ap52w vols

Baines, Anthony. The Oxford Companion to Musical Instruments. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. 785.B161o

The Cambridge Companion to the Orchestra. Ed. by Colin Lawson. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. 785.0661.C144c

Cho, Robert W., Donald T. Reese, and Frank James Staneck, eds. String Music in Print. Philadelphia: Musicdata, 1998. 016.787.St86m 1973 SUPPL. 1998

Farish, Margaret K. String Music in Print. New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1965. 016.787.St86m 1965

Hamann, Donald L. and Robert Gillespie. Strategies for Teaching Strings: Building a Successful String and Orchestra Program. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. 787.0107.H171s

Heifetz, Jascha. Heifetz & Piatigorsky [videorecording]. [presented by] Dennis M. Hedlund. [W. Long Branch, NJ]: Kultur, 1977. VT 1765 [VHS]

Lamb, Norman. Guide to Teaching Strings. Dubuque, IA: W.C. Brown Co., c1984. 787.010712.L167g 1984

The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. Ed. by Stanley Sadie. New York: Grove’s Dictionaries of Music, 1984. 781.91.N42g 3 vols.

Sollinger, Charles. String Class Publications in the United States, 1851-1951. Detroit: Information Coordinators, 1974. 016.78701.So46s

Suzuki, Shinichi [and others]. The Suzuki Concept. Ed. by Elizabeth Mills and Therese Cecile Murphy. [Berkeley]: Diablo Press, [c1973]. 787.10712.Su99c

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violin

The Cambridge Companion to the Violin. Ed. by Robin Stowell. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992. 787.1.C144c

Farga, Franz. Violins & Violinists. Trans. by Egon Larsen. With a chapter on English violin-makers by E. W. Lavender. London: Rockliff, [1950]. 787.1.F224gEl

Galamian, Ivan. Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, c1985. 787.107.G13p

Menuhin, Yehudi and William Primrose. Violin and Viola. With a section on the history of the instrument by Denis Stevens. New York: Schirmer Books, c1976. 787.1.M529v

Monsaingeon, Bruno. David Oistrakh: Artist of the People? [videorecording]. New York: NVC Arts: Warner Music Vision: [distributed by] Atlantic Classics, 1998. VT 5487 [VHS]

Wechsberg, Joseph. The Glory of the Violin. New York: Viking Press, [1973]. 787.1.W41g

Wilkins, Wayne. The Index of Violin Music [Strings]. Magnolia, AR: The Music Register, [197?]. 016.787.W659is

Wilkins, Wayne. Supplement to the Index of Violin Music. Magnolia, AR: Music Register. 016.787.W659iz vols.

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viola

Barrett, Henry. The Viola: Complete Guide for Teachers and Students.University, AL: University of Alabama Press, c1978. 787.2.B275v

Dalton, David (David J.). Playing the Viola: Conversations with William Primrose. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. 787.2.D171p

Menuhin, Yehudi and William Primrose. Violin and Viola. With a section on the history of the instrument by Denis Stevens. New York: Schirmer Books, c1976. 787.1.M529v

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cello

Bunting, Christopher. Essay on the Craft of ‘Cello-playing. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982. 787.3.B883e, 2 vols.

The Cambridge Companion to the Cello. Ed. by Robin Stowell. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 787.3.C144c

Cowling, Elizabeth. The Cello. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, c1983. 787.3.C839c, 1983

Homuth, Donald. Cello Music Since 1960: A Bibliography of Solo, Chamber & Orchestral Works for the Solo Cellist. Berkeley, CA: Fallen Leaf Press, c1994. 016.7873.H754c

Mantel, Gerhard. Cello Technique. Trans. by Barbara Haimberger Thiem. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, [1975]. 787.3.M318cEt

Markevitch, Dimitry. The Solo Cello: A Bibliography of the Unaccompanied Violoncello Literature. Berkeley, CA: Fallen Leaf Press, c1989. 016.7873.M341s

Pleeth, William. Cello. Compiled and ed. by Nona Pyron. London: Macdonald, 1982. 787.307.P712c

Young, Phyllis. Playing the String Game: Strategies for Teaching Cello and Strings. Austin: University of Texas Press, c1978. 787.010712.Y86p

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bass

Stanton, David H. The String Double Bass. Evanston, IL: The Instrumentalist,
1982. 787.41.St15s, 1982

chamber music

Baron, John H. Chamber Music: A Research and Information Guide. New York: Routledge, 2002. 016.7857.B268c 2002

The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet. Ed. by Robin Stowell. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. 785.70471.C144c

Edwards, Arthur C. String Ensemble Method. Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown, c1980. 785.0663.Ed95s, 1980

Griffiths, Paul. The String Quartet. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1983. 785.70471.G875s