VSA Papers

 
1 #1 SUMMER 2005  
  Introduction to VSA Papers
Helen Hayes
3
  Editor's Perspective
Brian Newnam
5
  About the Authors 7
ARTICLES  
Historical Perspectives  
  A Rational Look at the Classical Italian Coatings
Koen Padding
11
  Bent Splines as a Possible Origin for Violin and Guitar Outlines
Marty Kasprzyk
26
  Shedding Light on Jean-Delphin Alard: 19th-Century Violinist, Pedagogue, and Composer
Deborah Weagel
35
Acoustics  
  Comparing the Sound of Golden-Age and Modern Violins: Long-Time-Average Spectra
Anders Buen
51
  Tonal Tests of Prizewinning Violins at the 2004 VSA Competition
Oliver E. Rodgers
75
  Coupled String-Bridge Resonances
Norman C. Pickering
96
Violin Making Concepts and Methods  
  On Graduating the Thickness of Violin Plates to
Achieve Tonal Repeatability
Nigel Harris
111
Violin Tonal Adjustment  
  Diagnosing and Making Tonal Improvements to
Stringed Instruments
Christopher Germain
124
  Bridge Tuning: Methods and Equipment
Joseph Curtin
132
BOOK REVIEW  
  Playing (less) Hurt by Janet Horvath
Kenneth Mirkin, Reviewer
157
  Meetings and Exhibitions 161

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