String Instrument Setups by : Chuck Traeger
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 th
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Page 4 Page 3 Page 2 Chapter 2 Page 2 Chapter 1 Introduction 8 Introduction 7 Introduction 6 Introduction 5 Introduction 4 Introduction 3 Introduction 2 Introduction Front Cover
| Media ||Softcover|
| Length x Width x Height||9 x 6 x 0.325 inches |
| Shipping Weight||1.09 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL160580|
| ISBN ||1495064999|
| EAN ||9781495064999|
| 1st Publication Date||02/2017|
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