“Billing itself as the reference manual for both beginning and advanced cellists, the book comes pretty darn close to its claim.” Kindler Cello Society
Tipbook Cello is a book for cellists who want to understand and get the most out of their instrument. The combined experience and knowledge of more then thirty violin makers, bow makers, string manufacturers and musicians helps you to buy the perfect instrument for your style and budget. Written with beginners in mind, and an inspiring resource for advanced players - even for pros!
CREATING YOUR SOUND
Tipbook Cello helps you to see, hear, and appreciate the difference between one cello and the next, allowing you to focus on how it sounds and plays. The book offers extended information on the different types of strings and their windings, on bows and on rosin, providing you with everything you need to know to make your instrument sound like you. And with the interactive Tipcodes you can even hear what you're reading about.
Like all other Tipbooks, Tipbook Cello has brief sections on the history, family, and making of the instrument, as well as a glossary and an extended index. Looking for the manual for your instrument? Here it is, with no less than a hundred full-color photos!
“Concise but detailed advice; clear and crisply written. Billing itself as the reference manual for both beginning and advanced cellists, the book comes pretty darn close to its claim.” Kindler Cello Society Newsletter
“… very helpful information.” Australian Music Teacher Magazine
“Tipbook Cello provides access to the kind of knowledge a professional cellist would accumulate over the years. Comprehensive, concise and written in straight forward language.” Catherine Milligan, Stringendo
“Comprehensive approach; easy-to-follow layout makes these Tipbooks a joy to read.” Music Trades
... helpful information on what to look for in purchasing a new or used cello, as well as a general history.” David Flora
“Very informative and helpful.” D. Haney
”Excellent.” J. Kara Russell
“The amount of information is amazing.” M. Hague
Tipbook Cello tells you about cellos, children’s cellos, fractional sizes, learning the cello, cello lessons, cello teachers, practicing, metronomes, recording your lessons, master cellos, student cellos and workshop cellos, Stradivarius and Guarnerius, fake labels, flamed backs, bookmatched plates, antiquing cellos, types of wood, French and Belgian bridges, the sound post and the bass bar, the influence of scale, string height, neck angle and other elements on the sound and playability of your cello, Parisian eyes and eyelets, Hill, tailpieces, practice mutes, wire mutes and other types of mutes, frets, pre-owned cellos, the value of your cello, choosing cello strings, steel strings, synthetic strings and gut strings, wound strings and string windings, fine-tuners and fine-tuning pegs, auditioning cellos, testing bows, rosin, cello stands, buzzing cellos, making a cello, the viola da gamba, the electric cello, and much more.