Acoustics of String Instruments

  • John M. Eargle

Abstract

This is the first of five sequential chapters in which we will discuss the major instrumental groups. While chapter 4 provided the basis for sound production, these chapters will fill in details on instrumental construction, basic playing techniques, and other characteristics unique to the individual instruments. We will also present information gathered from many sources regarding the spectrum, dynamic range, and directional performance of the members of the various instrumental groups. The author’s aim here is to fill in many gaps in the reader’s knowledge of instruments and to approach instruments from the point of view of the player. A strengthening of knowledge in these areas will benefit the musical technician in a most important way.

Keywords

Open String Internal Detail String Instrument Helmholtz Resonance Body Resonance 
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  • John M. Eargle

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