A Beginner's Guide to How Musical Instruments Work: Violin, Volume 1 (How Musical Instruments Work Series)

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9781884417009: A Beginner's Guide to How Musical Instruments Work: Violin, Volume 1 (How Musical Instruments Work Series)

The Violin is a workbook which explains how the violin is designed and how the different parts of the instrument interact with each other to produce sound. The book can be used as a supplement to any standard method book or by itself as an introduction to learning how the violin works. The presentation is compatible with all method books and provides the learning tool for teachers who believe that an understanding of how an instrument functions is the best facilitator of rapid progress in the early stages of instruction.

Although the presentation and activities are directed toward young students, this book offers information that is clearly suited for readers of any age. The workbook is reader friendly and offers a simple presentation of the facts on how the violin works. All information is illustrated to help further understanding without the need for extensive long-winded readings. At the appropriate points activities engage the reader directly with the topic at hand.

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Dr. Michael J. Pagliaro has been involved in the field of music for half a century. He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Music, Master of Arts in Music Education, Doctor of Philosophy in Musical Instrument Manufacturing, and Doctor of Science in Musical Instrument Technology. In addition, he is certified by the New York State Department of Education as a Teacher of Music(grades K-12), a Supervisor of Secondary Education, and a Secondary School Principal, and by the New York City Board of Education as a Teacher of Orchestral Music.

Dr. Pagliaro began his career as a performer and band master in the New York State National Guard. He then proceeded to teach instrumental music and to chair a department of music at the secondary-school level. Concluding his activities in music education as a college professor of music education and musical instrument technology, he entered the music industry. There he founded the Ardsley Musical Instrument Service, Ltd., a school music service of which he is now president. He is also director of research and development for Contemporary Music Products Laboratories. He has received several U.S. patents for inventions of musical instrument products which are now sold worldwide.

Besides being a conductor, educator, entrepreneur, and inventor, Dr. Pagliaro has also written more than a dozen articles dealing with musical instrument technology, education, industry, performance, and the music world.

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