Trim: 8½ x 10¾
978-0-520-22409-4 • Paperback • January 2003 • $69.00 • (£53.00)
978-1-4616-6410-9 • eBook • January 2003 • $61.50 • (£47.00)
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.
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
...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.
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