June 2010

The Intonators

June 27, 2010 03:04

It's the interosseous muscles that adjust intonation.  Not only are they the only muscles practically available for the job they are also the most sensitive - Arnold Schultz would smile! 

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Beginner Thoughts

June 26, 2010 01:36

That the physics of shortening the strings to change the pitch overrides consideration for placing fingers comes as a little revelation.  The fingers can never sit comfortably on the fingerboard (Chopin called it conformation) - all must be placed.    I mean, unlike the piano, there is no position where the interosseous muscles are not in use.  This is fascinating - who was a great violinist?  Bach.  How do you play Bach on keyboard?  Lots of interosseous involvement!

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