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Anomalies in the Frequency-Length Functions in Violin Strings

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A computer-controlled machine has been constructed which accurately stops the string of a violin at known positions. The string is excited electromagnetically at each position and the frequency measured. Correlation between body resonances and frequency perturbations is clearly demonstrated. Errors, often attributed to false strings, are inherent, and of the order of 10 to 30 cents. Violins vary widely.

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