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The Violin: How It Works

Pagliaro, Michael J.

ISBN 10: 1884417019 / ISBN 13: 9781884417016
Published by Ardsley Press, 2002
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Title: The Violin: How It Works

Publisher: Ardsley Press

Publication Date: 2002

Book Condition:Good

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Reader-friendly, fully-illustrated manual explains how the violin is designed and how its different parts interact with each other to produce sound. The information provided is compatible with all teaching method books and provides the data needed for teachers and students who believe that an understanding of how an instrument functions is the best facilitator of rapid progress in the early stages of instruction.

Dr. Michael J Pagliaro, CEO Emeritus and founder of Ardsley Musical Instrument Service, Ltd. has used his six decades of experience in music education to produce a succinct explanation of the technology of violin design and construction.

About the Author:

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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