March 9, 2019

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS QUALITY:

THIS FIX COULD TAKE REGULAR VIOLINS TO STRADIVARI LEVELS (KEITH RANDALL-TEXAS A&M, 3/06/19, Futurity)

The fundamental design of the violin has changed only once since the times of Antonio Stradivari, considered the ultimate master craftsman of the instrument.

The new findings could rock the music world, so to speak, and alter the way we construct the stringed instruments in the future.

Joseph Nagyvary, a professor emeritus at Texas A&M University, has conducted violin research for 40 years. After exhaustive tonal frequency tests, chemical analysis, and detailed measurements of key parts, he believes that making violin fingerboards lighter and shorter would bring their sound closer to the level the instruments of Italian masters produced centuries ago. His work will appear in the music journal the Strad.

Posted by at March 9, 2019 4:52 AM

  

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