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Selected Violin Books in the Allen Library

The Art of Bowing Practice

Basic bowing physics and skills, plus guidance on articulation and performance based on different bowing techniques.

Becoming an Orchestral Musician

How to succeed in joining and surviving in an orchestra or ensemble. Includes sections on auditioning, conductors, performing philosophies, the highs and lows of performing, and more.

The Violin

A comprehensive, though selective, guide to literature about all facets of the violin.

The String Instrument Owner's Handbook

A roadmap for every step of the owning process from selecting and buying (or renting) to maintaining, repairing, modifying, upgrading, and reselling your instrument.

The Amadeus Book of the Violin

All aspects of the violin are covered: construction, history, and literature; violin playing and teaching; and violin virtuosos through the ages.

Alma Rose

The story of a violinist who saved the lives of many Jews who were members of her orchestra in Auschwitz.

String Quartets

An annotated bibliography of sources about the string quartet, including general references, histories, composers, performance, facsimiles and critical editions, and more.

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