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Johnmasters

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An interesting article on the origin of the bowed string

01 November 2016 - 10:28 AM

I found this Wikipedia article about central Asian music.  The bowed string seems to have originated in central Asia with instruments sometimes using silk strings.

 

https://en.wikipedia...of_Central_Asia

 

There is a link to an important mongolian instrument.  In China,  I saw a variation on the idea,   and inspected it to discover if it had a soundpost,  which it did.

 

The articles fall down in not mentioning a soundpost.   I believe it is likely to be there,  and that would reinforce the idea that coupling the top and back is an important concept in a large class of instruments.  


Has anyone seen this Youtube film?

21 July 2016 - 05:42 PM

Each work-station has a person who learns to see things very well,  and there is no wasted motion.  And notice the piles of work in progress !

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=0SvfNhMlnBE


Height of arch ??

10 July 2016 - 03:35 PM

Could someone please tell me what is the standard terminology to specify arch height ?

 

Are people speaking of the rise from the top surface of the trough,  or from the flat (gluing) side of the wood?


My Wien Bridge Comparitor

10 March 2016 - 04:39 PM

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