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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 electro- magnetically at each position and the frequency measured. Correlation between body resonances and frequency perturbation is clearly demonstrated. Errors, often attributed to "false" strings, are inherent, and of the order of 10-30 cents. Violins vary widely.

JAES Volume 31 Issue 3 pp. 145-150; March 1983
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