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String musicians
know only this: everything is vibrating. The movement of the spheres? A guru's cryptic musing? Hypersensitivity to plate tectonics? Not quite. This is the briefest possible distillation of Trager's Principle
which states
When a string instrument is being played
everything is vibrating
from the top of the scroll to the tip of the endpin.
This simple formula
the purest distillation of master luthier Chuck Traeger's lifetime of learning
holds the key to configuring your instrument to your specifications. It also forms the crux of his third and final book: String Instrument Setups: 10 Setups That Will Make Your Instrument Louder
Better
and Easier to Play.At the height of the Big Band era
Traeger
a double bassist
performed alongside a veritable who's who of New York jazz musicians including the likes of Louie Armstrong and Sidney Bechet. In was in this capacity
as Charlie Traeger
one hip cat and a regularly frustrated client of NYC's instrument repair shops that he began his pursuit of sonic perfection. In 1969
satisfied with his abilities but devoted to constant self-improvement
he opened his first repair shop. Before he knew it
his reputation was preceding him
and he found himself handling the instruments of school band novices and the New York Philharmonic alike. On his seventieth birthday
Traeger retired from musicianship and devoted himself to comprehensively documenting all he had learned about his craft. Two decades later
shortly after he put the finishing touches on String Instrument Setups
Chuck Traeger passed away on November 9
2016. Scarcely a month had elapsed since the death of his beloved wife
June
to whom he was married for over sixty blissful years. Albeit with a heavy heart
we at Hal Leonard Books are proud to present this remarkable man's parting gift to generations of current and future musicians.String Instrument Setups is the culmination of forty-five years of acoustic research involving Trager's old standby
the double bass
and
in turn
any string instrument with a moveable bridge and a moveable tailpiece
or one that can be made moveable. Armed with this book
we're confident that the average musician can enter almost any string instrument maker or repair shop in the world (the exception being a shop that has already read String Instrument Setups)
ask for their best repair or restoration
then make that instrument sound louder
better
and easier to play
every time. This is neither braggadocio nor hyperbole; rather
it's the confidence instilled by one man's extensive research
wholehearted devotion
and firm belief in the sacred bond between instrument and musician. After reading String Instrument Setups
we're sure you'll feel the same.

String instrument setups - Chuck Traeger

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Title
String instrument setups - 10 setups that will make your instrument louder, better, and easier to play
Author
Chuck Traeger
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Hal Leonard
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20170201

String musicians
know only this: everything is vibrating. The movement of the spheres? A guru's cryptic musing? Hypersensitivity to plate tectonics? Not quite. This is the briefest possible distillation of Trager's Principle
which states
When a string instrument is being played
everything is vibrating
from the top of the scroll to the tip of the endpin.
This simple formula
the purest distillation of master luthier Chuck Traeger's lifetime of learning
holds the key to configuring your instrument to your specifications. It also forms the crux of his third and final book: String Instrument Setups: 10 Setups That Will Make Your Instrument Louder
Better
and Easier to Play.At the height of the Big Band era
Traeger
a double bassist
performed alongside a veritable who's who of New York jazz musicians including the likes of Louie Armstrong and Sidney Bechet. In was in this capacity
as Charlie Traeger
one hip cat and a regularly frustrated client of NYC's instrument repair shops that he began his pursuit of sonic perfection. In 1969
satisfied with his abilities but devoted to constant self-improvement
he opened his first repair shop. Before he knew it
his reputation was preceding him
and he found himself handling the instruments of school band novices and the New York Philharmonic alike. On his seventieth birthday
Traeger retired from musicianship and devoted himself to comprehensively documenting all he had learned about his craft. Two decades later
shortly after he put the finishing touches on String Instrument Setups
Chuck Traeger passed away on November 9
2016. Scarcely a month had elapsed since the death of his beloved wife
June
to whom he was married for over sixty blissful years. Albeit with a heavy heart
we at Hal Leonard Books are proud to present this remarkable man's parting gift to generations of current and future musicians.String Instrument Setups is the culmination of forty-five years of acoustic research involving Trager's old standby
the double bass
and
in turn
any string instrument with a moveable bridge and a moveable tailpiece
or one that can be made moveable. Armed with this book
we're confident that the average musician can enter almost any string instrument maker or repair shop in the world (the exception being a shop that has already read String Instrument Setups)
ask for their best repair or restoration
then make that instrument sound louder
better
and easier to play
every time. This is neither braggadocio nor hyperbole; rather
it's the confidence instilled by one man's extensive research
wholehearted devotion
and firm belief in the sacred bond between instrument and musician. After reading String Instrument Setups
we're sure you'll feel the same.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Bowed stringed instruments - Maintenance and repair.
Country of Publication
Wisconsin
Number of Pages
xxii, 112

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