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Demystifying the Stringed Instrument Bridge

A simple piece of maple wood might look less important than the showier body, strings, scroll or bow of a violin. But the bridge is critical to the sound.

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Baroque Stringed Instrument Bows Versus “Modern” Bows

While appearing to be less complex than the violin itself, the bow and its evolution since the 17th century illustrate how “the stick” had distinct advantages.

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The Violins of Jascha Heifetz

His hands may have created the most beautiful music of the 20th century. But in an instant, Heifetz risked it all to save a timeless, priceless violin.

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Baroque Musical Instruments vs. Modern Stringed Instruments

The interplay of historical events and inventive instrument making – violins providing the best example – led the transition from one period to the next.

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Stringed Instruments: When to Change the Strings

Whether for the violin, cello, viola or string bass, knowing proper string maintenance can reduce the chances of a mid-performance break.

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The History of Rosin and Stringed Instruments

Both rosin and music produced by strings go back thousands of years. When the two came together is uncertain, but it’s easy to understand why.

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The Famous – or Infamous – Thefts of Stradivarius Violins

Despite the difficulty thieves might find reselling famous works of the master luthier, history shows that Stradivariuses hold enduring attraction to thieves.

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Fine Musical Instrument Appraisal: Factors to Consider

The search for identity and value in fine stringed and other instruments is its own treasure hunt. Several factors matter – including how it sounds.

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Demystifying Harmonics of Stringed Instruments

Instruments like violins and cellos produce harmonic tone vibrations, involuntarily or by intent, from strings other than the string being played.

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The Violinmaking School of Venice

Venice stood apart from the other Italian city-states, a blend of culture and art from a bigger world beyond southern Europe. Violins from there reflect this.

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The Violins of Yehudi Menuhin

The prodigy Menuhin had a taste for the best violins in the world, and his virtuosity made him deserving thereof. For all he was given he also gave in kind.

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The Violinmaking School of Brescia

Political of the Renaissance ordered northern Italian cities in violinmaking. But bubonic plague hit Brescia a little harder as most of its luthiers perished.

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The Lowdown on Fine Instrument Investing

Rare musical instruments as investments are attractive because a growing wealth market appreciates the finite supply of fine violins and other instruments.

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iPhone 12 can be launched on 13 October 2020 with mini variant

Apple can launch iPhone 12 on 13 October which support 5G internet connectivity, with mini affordable variant, booking will starts from 16 October.

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Demystifying the Violin Bridge

The bridge in all stringed instruments is a simple, unheralded part that transfers vibrations from the strings to the instrument body. It’s all physics!

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