Can You Hear Me? : Violin Acoustics, Part 1
By J. Curtin & M. Schleske, The Strad, October 2003
Why do some violins carry so much better than others? And what, in acoustical terms, allows them to do this? Let¹s go first to the Rhineland, in Germany, where researcher Ute Loos carried out a series of experiments in a small Dusseldorf concert hall. Loos began by asking six violin students to play a series of unaccompanied scales and musical extracts.