Siminoff Bibliography

Roger H. Siminoff

Published Texts (books and DVDs)

The Physics of Music, Roger H. Siminoff, 2007 (a lab notebook from the last class of Professor Lloyd Loar, 1943).

The Art of Tap Tuning, Milwaukee, WI, Hal Leonard Corporation, 2006 (text and DVD).

Boating 101, Camden, ME, International Marine (McGraw Hill), 1999.

The Ultimate Bluegrass Mandolin Construction Manual, Milwaukee, WI, Hal Leonard Publishing, 2004.

Constructing A 5-String Banjo, Milwaukee, WI, Hal Leonard Publishing, 1984.

Constructing A Bluegrass Mandolin, first and second printing: Denville, NJ, Colonial Press, 1974; third and subsequent printings: Milwaukee, Hal Leonard Publishing, 1978.

Constructing An Electric Guitar, Milwaukee, WI, Hal Leonard Publishing, 1986.

Gibson Authoritative Guide To Guitar Srings, Elgin IL, Gibson Inc, 1982 (out of print).

How to set up the BEST SOUNDING BANJO, Milwaukee, WI, Hal Leonard Publishing, 1999.

Luthier’s Handbook, The, Milwaukee, WI, Hal Leonard Publishing, 2002.

Secret Of Tuning (Voicing) Fretted Instruments, Chicago, C.G.Conn, 1977 (out of print).

5-String Banjo, Bluegrass Style, first and second printing: Denville, NJ, Colonial Press, 1973; third and subsequent printings: Milwaukee, Hal Leonard Publishing, 1978 (out of print).

Published Articles (in magazines, columns, et al)

Acceleration: When How Fast You Go Counts, Topsfield MA, Desktop Publishers, the NADTP Journal, January 1995.

Building A Captain’s Seat, Portsmouth, RI, The Pearson Log, Pearson Yachts, Fall 1986.

Bill Keith, New York, The Big Book Of Bluegrass, Quill Books, 1984.

Bill Keith, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 3/80.

Bridges (banjo), Annapolis, MD, Banjo Newsletter, 2/04.

Butch Robins, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 6/81.

Byron Berline, New York, The Big Book Of Bluegrass, Quill Books, 1984.

Byron Berline, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 3/82.

C.F. Martin, From Germany To Nazareth, The, Denville, NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press, 6/77.

Care and Feeding of Your Instrument, Santa Cruz, CA, Bluegrass By The Bay, Northern California Bluegrass Association, (monthly column), 1994-present.

Catching Up To The Field; Gibson Banjos, Los Angeles, Gibson Guitars: 100 Years Of An American Icon, General Publishing Group, 1994.

Chet Atkins, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 10/79.

Color Issues, Victoria, Australia, Design Graphics, Design Editorial Pty Ltd, 4/95.

Connecting The Player To The Instrument: Gibson Strings, Los Angeles, Gibson Guitars: 100 Years Of An American Icon, General Publishing Group, 1994.

Crowning Glories: Mr. Loar’s Master Models, Los Angeles, Gibson Guitars: 100 Years Of An American Icon, General Publishing Group, 1994.

Curly Maple, Denville, NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press, 4/78.

D’Addario, The Making Of Strings, Denville, NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press, 3/78.

Dealing with Dovetails on Mandolin Necks, Cupertino CA, The String Instrument Craftsman, GPI Publications, Nov/Dec 1988.

Don Reno, New York, The Big Book Of Bluegrass, Quill Books, 1984.

Don Reno, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 8/79.

Earl Scruggs, Bigger Than a Giant, Acoutsic Musician, Acoustic Musician Pubs., 6/98.

Earl Scruggs, Five String King: The, Los Angeles, Gibson Guitars: 100 Years Of An American Icon, General Publishing Group, 1994.

Earl Scruggs, New York, The Big Book Of Bluegrass, Quill Books, 1984.

Earl Scruggs, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 7/80.

Earl Scruggs & Rodney Dillard, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 7/81.

Earl Scruggs Model Mastertone, Greensboro MC, Banjo Newsletter, Banjo Newsletter Inc., 4/85.

Finding the Right Tailpiece (banjo), Annapolis, MD, Banjo Newsletter, 6/04.

First Aid Kit, The, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 6/83

Fitting Dovetail Neck Joints, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 5/79.

Five String King: Earl Scruggs, The, Los Angeles, Gibson Guitars: 100 Years Of An American Icon, General Publishing Group, 1994.

Following C.F. Martin From Germany To Nazareth, The, Denville, NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press, 6/77.

Frets Visits Gibson Guitars, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 5/81.

Frets Visits Guild Guitars, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 3/79.

Frets Visits Gurian Guitars, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 5/79.

Frets Visits Larivee Guitars, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 9/81.

Frets Visits Ovation Guitars, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 10/81.

Frets Visits Richard Schneider, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 9/79.

Frets Visits Santa Cruz Guitars, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 10/81.

Frets Visits Steve Klein, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 5/82.

Fretting, How To Tackle The Job, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 4/79.

Gibson, The Early Years, Part I, Denville, NJ, Pickin Magazine, Colonial Press Corp, 6/75.

Gibson, Part II, Denville, NJ, Pickin Magazine, Colonial Press Corp, 7/75.

Gibson Banjos, The Early Years, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 1/81.

Gibson Goes Back, Denville, NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press Corp., 7/78.

Gibson Serial Numbers, Part III, Denville, NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press, 7/77.

Glues: The Market For Bonds, Cupertino, CA, The String Instrument Craftsman, GPI Publications, Jan/Feb 1988.

Guitar Bridge Adjustment, Denville, NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press, 11/77.

Happy Traum, Putting Teachers In Your Home, Denville, NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press, 5/78.

How Banjos Work, Annapolis, MD, Banjo Newsletter, 2/03.

How To Install Truss Rods, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 10/80.

In The Age Of The Computer, Denville, NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press, 8/78.

Inside Reno & Harrell, Denville, NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press, 1/76.

Introducing “The Gibson:” Orville’s Instruments, Los Angeles, Gibson Guitars: 100 Years Of An American Icon, General Publishing Group, 1994.

Jose Ramirez, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 1/82.

Kenny Baker, New York, The Big Book Of Bluegrass, Quill Books, 1984.

Kenny Baker, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 7/82.

Lloyd Loar, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 7/79.

Lloyd Loar, A Genius Ahead Of His Time, San Mateo, CA, Vintage Gallery, Miller Freeman Publications, 6/95.

Lloyd Allayre Loar, A Man Before His Time: , Los Angeles, Gibson Guitars: 100 Years Of An American Icon, General Publishing Group, 1994.

Lowdown On Counterfeiting, Denville, NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press, 2/77.

Luthier’s Corner, The Breakdown, Sacramento, CA, California Bluegrass Association, 2004-present (monthly column).

Made In Madrid, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 5/83.

Making Oval Mandolin Rosettes, Tacoma, WA, American Lutherie, Guild of American Luthiers, Sprint 1995.

Man Before His Time: Lloyd Allayre Loar, A, Los Angeles, Gibson Guitars: 100 Years Of An American Icon, General Publishing Group, 1994.

Man With A Vision: Orville H. Gibson, A, Los Angeles, Gibson Guitars: 100 Years Of An American Icon, General Publishing Group, 1994.

Mike Auldridge, New York, The Big Book Of Bluegrass, Quill Books, 1984.

Mike Auldridge, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 2/81.

Modes of Vibration of a Musical String, Annapolis, MD, Banjo Newsletter, 4/03.

Mounting Skin Banjo Heads, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 7/80.

Onward From Orville: The Gibson Company’s First Models, Los Angeles, Gibson Guitars: 100 Years Of An American Icon, General Publishing Group, 1994.

Orville H. Gibson, A Man With A Vision:, Los Angeles, Gibson Guitars: 100 Years Of An American Icon, General Publishing Group, 1994.

Orville’s Gibson Comes Home, The, Denville, NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press, 7/78.

Ovation Instruments, New York, The Big Book Of Bluegrass, Quill Books, 1984.

Pete Seeger, Working At The Other End, Denville, NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press, 5/76.

Power Tuning the 5-String Banjo, Broad Run, VA, Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine, 3/00.

R & D, (102 monthly cols), Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 1978-87.

Rebuilding The Mast Step, New York, Yachting Magazine, July 1992.

Refitting Banjo Tone Rings, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 12/80.

Regluing Bridges, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 6/81.

Regluing Mandolin Backs, Denville, NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press, 10/76.

Repairing Cracked Banjo Heels, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 2/81.

Resonance, American Luthierie, Guild Of American Luthiers, 1990.

Restoring Force and Rigid Tailpieces, Annapolis, MD, Banjo Newsletter, 6/03.

Reworking A Nut, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 12/81.

Roy Clark (Flashback), San Mateo, CA, FRETS Magazine, CMP Media Corporate, Fall 2006.

Roy Clark, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 12/79.

Santa Cruz Guitar Company, New York, The Big Book Of Bluegrass, Quill Books, 1984.

String Break Angle, Annapolis, MD, Banjo Newsletter, 8/03.

Structural Tuning: Tone Control. Milpitas, CA, The String Instrument Craftsman, Mar/Apr 1988.

Super Duper FRP Cleaner, Los Gatos CA, Cat’s Paw, Los Gatos Yacht Club, 1991.

Techtalk, (42 monthly columns), Denville NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press, 1974-78.

Techtalk, Annapolis, MD, Banjo Newsletter, 2003-present (bi-monthly columns).

The Right Tailpiece (banjo), Annapolis, MD, Banjo Newsletter, 4/04.

Three Dimensions (of a luthier), Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 1/83.

Truss Rod, The, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 1/82.

Truss Rod Adjustment, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 9/81.

Truss Rod Installation, Milpitas, CA, The String Instrument Craftsman, May/Jun 1988.

Truth About A Lyre, Denville, NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press, 6/76.

Tuning the Head, Annapolis, MD, Banjo Newsletter, 10/03.

Tuning the Air Chamber (banjo), Annapolis, MD, Banjo Newsletter, 12/03.

Understanding Monitor Calibration, Atlanta, GA, Digital Output, Axle Communications, Inc, 4/95.

Using Heat To Straighten Instrument Necks, Cupertino CA, FRETS Magazine, GPI Publications, 3/81.

Vintage Instrument Debate, Denville, NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press, 6/78.

Wendy Miller, Musician and Luthier, Denville, NJ, Pickin’ Magazine, Colonial Press, 1/76.

Where’s The Focus?, Reno, NV, Auto Racer’s Monthly, NLP Inc., 1/92.

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