Basic String Maintenance: A Teacher's Guide
By Harold Turbyfill
Textbook - Instrumental
This book provides critical information on string instrument maintenance for prospective string or orchestra teachers before they teach that first lesson or conduct that first rehearsal. Features of the book include easily readable text with detailed color pictures showing basic string maintenance. Some of the topics covered are : (1) Bridges - Prevention of warped bridges, straightening (2) Strings - installation, types, false strings (3) Fingerboard, tailgut, soundpost, peg , endpin and fine tuner maintenance (4) Cleaning and polishing the instrument (5) Bows - Cleaning, eyelet, and screw maintenance (6) Helping students choose good instruments. 48 pages.