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Title: The Violin Explained: Components, Mechanism and Sound
Description: yellow, Clarendon Press. 1997. (ISBN: 0198166230). Hardcover, 16 x 2 x 23.1 cm. Condition good, clean ref ZKVQ Throughout its history the violin has had a mystique with many curious beliefs. Physicists have now discovered how it produces its sound, though this knowledge is largely inaccessible to makers and players. This book explains how strings vibrate and the roles of the bow, bridge and body, glue and varnish, without assuming the reader has any scientific background. But physical sound is a poor indicator of the sensations it produces, and the core of the book explains how that sound relates to the sensations we hear. This leads to the conclusion that most of the myths are groundless, but also that nothing can be achieved by applying any modern technology to making or playing; indeed, it would be a disaster if that happened. Practical advice on strings, maintenance, purchase, and children's instruments conclude the discussion. This book is intended for amateur and professional violin makers; string players/performers; string teachers and students; students of acoustics/electronic instruments. Review a comprehensive look at what is known about the mechanics of the violin family. In a very readable and non-mathematical style he explains the nature of sound production..and confronts the question of tone assessment. Professor Beament's book is a refreshing read full of information which goes a long way to filling a distinct gap in the market. (The Strad). Good.

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Price: GBP 120.00 = appr. US$ 171.36 Seller: Lady Lisa's Bookshop
- Book number: 25934

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