Workshop on acoustics with George Stoppani


“Listening, measuring and improving”

Program: (These are some of the contents that will be treated or disscused in the course but subject to changes)
1-The effect and relevance of the materials (intrinsic properties of the wood) and the design (the outline, arching and thicknesses) used in the violin-making in the tonal qualities, perceived character, etc. of the complete instrument.
2- The characteristics of the top and back plates in free and pinned boundary conditions and the influence in tonal qualities. The Characteristic Impeance: Z(evans)
3- Listening and describing the sound of an instrument.
4- Modal Analysis, Sound Radiation and tonal qualities. Taking measurements.
5- Playability and Minimum Bow Force.
6- How to improve the sound.