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The Physics of the Violin Hardcover – 1 Jan 1985

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  • Hardcover: 474 pages
  • Publisher: MIT Press (1 Jan 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262031027
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262031028
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 3.6 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,863,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lothar Cremer is Professor Emeritus at the Technical University of Berlin, where he served as director of the Institute for Acoustical Engineering.

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String instruments have been played for probably more than a thousand years. Read the first page
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By ailin on 5 Mar 2014
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An Acoustic Algorithm 8 Feb 2009
By Judith A. Kirwan - Published on
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An erudite exploration into the scientific measurements and resonant elements that "languages" the soul-speak of this beloved instrument. This study is an unapologetic assessment of the physical body of the instrument without compromising it's romantic aura. The mystique and speculation have continued unabated for centuries in regard to the violin. From spectrographic analysis of the wood fibers to the placement of the sound holes the violin is the most continually explored man-made phenomenon extant. While not a resolution to this age-old dichotomy it does lend credible expert witness to the violin's mathmatical/tonal relationship.
If you desire to understand the subtle nuances of the violin's character whilst maintaining an objective appreciation this is your book. Whether you're a luthier at the bench, playing "first chair" at the philharmonic or a reader in a recliner, this is a treasure trove you're sure to enjoy. Truly one of a kind!
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