Written by Ilyas Khan
Published: December 18, 2013 at 5:33 PM [UTC]
The reason for this blog entry however is to share with you the rather intriguing imapact on the violin which i am assuming is due to the combination of altitude and humidity along with temperature. The overall environment has been quite dry, and the room where I have kept the violin becomes relatively warm overnight (23 degrees centigrade), and cooler during the day (19 degrees). Each afternoon, when I come back from the slopes, I take the chance to practice, but on each day the A or D string has buckled to the point of leaving its groove on the bridge. Apart from the irritation of having to carefully re-tune (I have an old English violin). Interestingly (at least interesting to me !) even if I tune the violin in the morning, its lost itself by the time I pick up the instrument at about 6pm.
Its my first experience with such things and I wonder if there are any tips that I might take on board to help alleviate the problem, or whether, as I suspect, there is nothing I can do.
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