This book will teach you additional information about your instrument that will help you better understand how it works, how to work it, care for it, and how to be a more knowledgeable cellist.
Michael J. Pagliaro is certified by the New York State Department of Education as a Teacher of Music (grades K-12), Supervisor of Secondary Education, Secondary School Principal, by the New York City Board of Education as Teacher of Orchestral Music and holds the degrees of B.S. in Music, M.A. in Music Education, M.S. in School Administration and Supervision, and Sc.D. in Musical Instrument Technology.
Dr. Pagliaro shares a lifetime of experience as a systematic musicologist as the author of The Musical Instrument Desk Reference: A Guide to How Band and Orchestral Instruments Work (Scarecrow Press, 2012); The Instrumental Music Director’s Guide to Comprehensive Program Development (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014);The String Instrument Owner’s Handbook (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015); Basic Elements of Music (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016); and The Brass Instrument Owner’s Handbook (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016).
Scientific Pitch Notation
1. What Are the Parts of My Cello and How Do They Work?
2. How Do I Care for My Cello Outfit?
3. How Should I Plan My Practice Sessions?
4. What Items (Accessories) Will I Need to Help Me Play My Cello?
5. How Are Cellos Made?
6. What Is the History of the Cello?
7. How Are Cello Bows Made?
8. What Is the History of Bows?
9. A Dictionary for Cello Students
10. A Review of Cello Parts and Their Use
The ‘How it Works’ books have proven to be a landmark advancement in instrument study literature by bringing to the forefront a significant assortment of relevant facts that are rarely covered. The books are synchronized to facilitate teaching the topics to a single or mixed instrument group. I have reviewed these books and intend to include them in my string instrument curriculum.
Dr. Michael J. Pagliaro's ‘How it Works’ books skillfully expands traditional instrument study literature to a new level of inclusion by providing information related to but seldom included in those curricula. I highly recommend this series to any group of string instrument teachers and professional instrumentalists interested in a ‘quick start’ review of tangential information about their instrument.
Dr. Michael J. Pagliaro Sr.’s string books are a must-have for all string educators and their students. These well-written books are captivating for even the most seasoned string player. Dr. Pagliaro systematically answers all the nuts-and-bolts questions that all string players need in one easy-to-read book series. The book’s span an in-depth look at the individual string instrument history, parts of the instrument, essential supplies, and how to care for each instrument. He gives clear ideas about how to organize practice and much more. These books are a must-read.