A new bowed string acoustics siteInstruments: Site devoted to acoustics and the physics of the bowed string and instruments aimed at players, makers and acoustics interested researchers.
From Anders Buen
He encourages interested readers to send him questions or discuss directly with him about bowed string related issues or even pedagigic issues in string teaching I think.
There are some animations of how the bow and string moves during different qualities of attacks. Articles on bows, multiphonics, the low frequency radiation from concert hall floors from double basses, on several special plying thechniques, gestures and the qualities of attacks. Knut is a specialist in bow string simulations and took his PhD on that subject as well as on bows about 10 years ago. Although some of the topics and articles are somewhat theoretical, he is trying to make the issues understandable and relevant to interested players.
E.g. there are a very interesting article there on how different rosins affect the timbre and playability of the bowed instruments.
If the feedback and discussion points are useful to players and makers, we might in some years time see a book based on the material on that site. You as a player, maker or acoustics interested person can influence the content of that possible book by contributing to the discussion.
If there appears interesting themes here, he can read and follow the discussion himself. But I think he will prefer to contribute though articles or discussion replies on his site rather than entering the discussion directly here.
From Paul DeckThanks for the link, potentially useful.
Posted on April 15, 2012 at 11:30 PM
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