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  String instrument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Other string instruments with a keyboard include the clavichord (where the strings are struck by tangents), and the harpsichord (where the strings are plucked by tiny plectra).
Other keyed string instruments, small enough to be held by a strolling player, include the plucked autoharp, the bowed nyckelharpa, and the hurdy gurdy, which is played by cranking a rosined wheel.
This is the length of the string from nut to bridge on bowed or plucked instruments and ultimately determines the distance between different notes on the instrument.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/String_instrument   (1160 words)

 Double bass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The instrument is known by several other names (especially when used in folk, bluegrass, and jazz music), including string bass, upright bass, standup bass, acoustic bass, bass viol, contrabass viol, bass violin, doghouse bass, dog-house, bull fiddle, hoss bass, and bunkhouse bass.
Modern instruments are usually tuned (low to high) E-A-D-G. The lowest string is tuned to E (the same pitch as the lowest E on a modern piano, approx 41Hz), nearly 3 octaves below middle C); and the highest string is tuned to G, an octave and a fourth below middle C (approx 98Hz).
Intonation, as with all unfretted string instruments, is arguably the biggest difficulty to overcome in mastering the instrument.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Double_bass   (5663 words)

 Wikinfo | String instrument
Instruments which are normally bowed such as the violin, etc, must be bowed perpendicularly to the string, usually at a point half way between the end of the fingerboard and the bridge.
Some string instruments have keyboards attached which are manipulated by the player, meaning he does not have to pay attention to the strings directly.
Other string instruments with a keyboard include the clavichord (where the strings are struck by tangents), and the harpsichord (where the strings are plucked by quills).
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=String_instrument   (667 words)

 String instrument tuning system - Patent 4130045
The string instrument tuning system of claim 1 wherein said first indication means includes at least one coating applied to an external surface of said string, said coating being visually discernable from a remainder of said string.
The string instrument tuning system of claim 5 wherein said first indicia means further includes a second indicia zone defining a string tension warning zone for indicating an area within which said string may break when said cooperative indicia is aligned with said second indicia zone.
The tuning of stringed instruments is generally accomplished by adjusting a peg associated with a string until the user senses audio correlation with an external source.
www.freepatentsonline.com /4130045.html   (2662 words)

 Chinese musical instruments - string instruments: guqin,yangqin,Konghou,erhu,sanxian,liuqin...
The pitch of Jing-Hu is the highest among all instruments of the Hu-Qin family.
The instrument was originally made from a horse head for the body, horse skin for the resonator, and horse hair for the strings and bow.
Note: In Chinese, most of the stringed instruments are called "qin" with few exceptions that are named differently, for instance, pipa and erhu (however, erhu is often called Huqin).
www.philmultic.com /home/instruments   (1294 words)

 String Instrument Purchaser's Guide
Instruments which are not in a good state of preservation can disappoint owners especially when the seasons cause drastic climactic changes.
New string instruments have been gaining in popularity over the years due to the fact that many current makers are better trained than they were 60 or 70 years ago.
It is hoped that this little guide will provide useful information to the prospective string instrument buyer so that he or she will be able to select the instrument best suited for them and do it with some intelligence.
www.ibkco.com /purchasers.html   (1564 words)

 RIN:31 The String Instrument for the Soloist .
Prospective young virtuosos-thus all who want to make music their career-are on the lookout for old string instruments quite early in life; they tend to fall victim of the public-fueled notion that those instruments for which the highest prices are demanded must no doubt be the best.
A good (new) string instrument, stripped of all syrupy qualities, improves in tone from year to year while an old one gradually falls prey to the weakness of old age, a condition which cannot be remedied by patching up the instrument.
The outward appearance of the new instrument is required to be so convincing that neither the audience nor the critic are able to detect that it is not the old instrument that is being performed upon.
www.fritz-reuter.com /books/rin031.htm   (6514 words)

 Musical instrument for sale
The frequency of the wave generated is related to the length of the column of air and the shape of the instrument, while the tone quality of the sound generated is affected by the construction of the instrument and method of tone production.
The shape and material of the part of the instrument to be struck and the shape of the resonating cavity, if any, determine the sound of the instrument.
Sometimes, instruments that do not usually have a keyboard, such as the glockenspiel, are fitted with one.
www.musicinstrument.biz   (885 words)

 String Enterprises - UK String Instrument Dealership
String Enterprises is based in Kensington, London and can be found very easily,being close to "Kensington High Street" underground station.
String Enterprises is justly proud of its overseas connections and is very happy to deal with other foreign dealers and can offer a very interesting arrangement to suit all needs.
Shipments of instruments is arranged with little or no trouble, and delivery can be made anywhere around the world.
www.musiciansgallery.com /start/shops/string_enterprises.htm   (121 words)

 Consulting on String Instrument Manufacture
Stringed Instrument Technologies is a specialty company aimed at bringing our high level of expertise and knowledge in the building and manufacturing of stringed musical instruments to those who can use it best.
Stringed Instrument Technologies consists of a core team of highly skilled experts, each with over twenty five years of job experience in the musical instrument industry, and their related fields.
We fully understand that the first step in marketing a successful instrument is having a design that attracts the customer and inspires him or her to actually purchase the piece.
www.desertrosebanjo.com /consultfull.htm   (2951 words)

 String Instrument Appraisals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The appraisal of a string instrument requires that the instrument be physically present at the time of the appraisal.
During the examination of the instrument there must be a determination as to age and school of origin or as to whether the instrument is of commercial production or the or the sole work of a master maker or the work of several makers employed by a master maker.
It should be noted that old instruments of fine quality have seen a tremendous rise in value over the last few years; however, not all old instruments have enjoyed a major upward appreciation.
www.ibkco.com /appraisals.html   (486 words)

 Stringed Instrument Care
The most likely time for the strings to snap unexpectedly is on their first tuning, and it is important to keep your eyes out of the way.
Second: It is common where there is a zero fret (i.e: the strings pass through the nut slots straight on to a fret) for the the slot behind the fret not to be cut deep enough for the string to touch the zero fret.
They should be placed so that the note fretted at the 12th is in tune with the harmonic at the 12th fret, usually at a slight angle with the treble end closer to the nut and the bass end closer to the bottom.
www.hobgoblin-usa.com /info/stricare.htm   (1275 words)

 The Strings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is also the smallest out of all the strings and has the highest pitch.
This is usually the first choice of musicians who want to learn a string instrument (unless they have viola, cello, or bass friends).
The bass is the biggest instrument in the string section.
datadragon.com /education/instruments/strings.shtml   (173 words)

 String Instrument Technology: Areas of Study: School of Music: Indiana University
They cut their own wood for the violin, learn about pigment and varnish, and complete the making of a violin as part of their degree requirement.
They also take a course on the history of violin making, which is also popular with students pursuing performance degrees in string instruments.
Since the program was established in 1978, 95 percent of the graduates have accepted positions and are currently working in the field.
www.music.indiana.edu /academics/study/sit.shtml   (191 words)

 Music Performance: String Instrument   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Use of either modern materials or methods to produce a work that looks, feels or sounds authentic (ex: piece is from period, performance is done on a reasonable facsimile of period instruments or vocals are done in a period style).
Use of totally authentic materials and methods (ex: piece is period and is transcribed or performed from original manuscript or print, or modern critical source transcribed into period notational form.
Note especially the use of an original arrangement, embellishment, if appropriate to the period, instrumentation and physical set-up such as appropriate garb for the period and culture represented, use of music manuscripts, period style seating arrangements, use of period style music stands.
www.midrealm.org /moas/criteria/music_p_string.html   (957 words)

Created to help intermediate string students gain familiarity with shifting and upper positions while reinforcing the concepts of key structure and purity of intonation.
Then the patterns are applied to higher positions on each string in five keys, followed by two-octave scales and thirds.
A mini-method designed to transfer a student from another string instrument to bass quickly, with solid technical concepts and orchestral orientation.
www.rbcmusic.com /sispub.htm   (504 words)

 String Instrument Minipins
If you are looking for a small gift for a string player, consider one of the our minipins.
These are small pins with a clasp for use on lapel, clothing etc. 3 - 4 cm.
Pin with clasp of string bass, gold plated with Cloisonne.
www.musicgifts.nl /en-us/dept_23.html   (74 words)

 String Instrument Care
After you are finished playing wipe the strings and the finish of the instrument with a soft cloth to remove dirt and oils.
As you tune the instrument the strings tend to pull the top of the bridge toward the fingerboard.
The back side of the bridge (side toward the tailpiece) should be at a right angle to the top and the feet of the bridge should touch the top uniformly.
www.musiccenters.com /care2.html   (1345 words)

 string instrument - Find, Compare, and Buy at Shopping.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The strings are wound and then polished to produce an incredibly smooth surface.
EXL strings are wound with nickel-plated steel, known for it''s distinctive bright tone, excellent intonation and reduced fret wear.......
Elixir Strings are covered with an ultra-thin, space-age polymer tube that contacts the string on the tops of the windings only.
www.shopping.com /xGS-string_instrument   (1061 words)

 idii - ben dove | september 2004 - june 2005 | string thing
The sight of a musician playing a traditional instrument, perhaps particularly a stringed one, is a satisfying and intelligible visual counterpart of the sound.
String Thing is a cello-like electronic instrument played by stroking or beating metal rods with the hands.
Though designed for musicians of varying ability, it offers those who have mastered the subtleties of traditional stringed instruments not only a new range of sounds but a familiar richness of aural and haptic feedback.
bdove.net /idii/string_thing   (1444 words)

 String Instrument Shop - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at NexTag - Price - Review
String Master is a great way to teach the beginning guitar, banjo, violin, mandolin, viola/cello, bass, and piano student how to understand their instrument quickly.
Designed for use with Remaissance and Baroque instruments, Chorda strings are either plain gut or gut with a round, silverplated copper wire winding.
Our newest line of instruments is set apart by striking woods, a deep reddish-brown varnish, and an open tone with substantial resonance and evenness.
www.nextag.com /string-instrument-shop/search-html   (393 words)

 The String Instrument Personality Test
This is not meant to tell you which string instrument to play.
Rather, this quiz is to determine to which string player stereotype you belong.
Because it doesn't take many words to describe how stupid violists are.
www.angelfire.com /va/randomlyweird/strings.html   (155 words)

 HCYO Family Handbook - String Instrument Care
In general, remember that many of these instruments are owned by either a music store or the Hill Country Youth Orchestras.
In both cases the organizations will benefit from these instruments being around for 300 years or more (this is no joke).
These instruments insure the future of the program and possibly of the future of orchestras in the area.
www.hillcountryyouthorchestras.com /hbstrinstrumentcare.htm   (419 words)

 Upton Bass String Instrument Co.
Upton Bass String Instrument Company's trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Upton Bass String Instrument Company's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Upton Bass String Instrument Company.
All other trademarks not owned by Upton Bass String Instrument Company that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Upton Bass String Instrument Company.
Your purchases from third-party sellers using Upton Bass String Instrument Company Payments are charged at the time you place your order, and third-party sellers may follow different policies in the event of a mispriced item.
www.uptonbass.com /catalog/conditions.php   (1453 words)

 Instrument Jokes
The organ is the instrument of worship for in its sounding we sense the Majesty of God and in its ending we know the Grace of God.
It had been decided that during this performance, once the bass players had played their parts in the opening of the symphony, they were to quietly lay down their instruments and leave the stage, rather than sit on thier stools looking and feeling dumb for twenty minutes.
What notes this instrument is called upon to play could, subject to a satisfactory demarcation conference with the Musician's Union, be shared out equitably amongst the other instruments.
www.mit.edu:8001 /people/jcb/other-instrument-jokes.html   (9107 words)

 Dolmetsch Online - String Instrument Servicing
Dolmetsch is much involved in the restoration of early stringed instruments.
Most recently we have worked on a number of fine instruments made in the early 1900s as well as a further antique made in the 1600s.
It is surprisingly inexpensive to restore modern instruments which can be purchased at well below 'as new instrument' prices making the whole operation a good route to owning what many see as rather expensive items.
www.dolmetsch.com /stringinstrumentservicing.htm   (178 words)

 String Instrument Method Books
These titles are among the best selling stringed instrument instruction books in the world.
The APPLEBAUM STRING METHOD is a conceptual approach to the development of technical skills in which the violin, viola, cello, and bass play together throughout.
The BELWIN STRING BUILDER is a string class method in which the violin, viola, cello, and bass play together throughout.
www.chrisbsmusic.com /strininmetbo.html   (481 words)

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Whether you are looking for violins, accordions, or even a hard-to-find string instrument from the Middle East, our music store has almost every musical instrument you could need.
We don't just want to sell you a string instrument or one of our violins or accordions that meet your requirements.
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