...I believe there are four areas of need left to be met:
- First, I would like to see the research data verified, (or falsified) by doing tap tone analyzis (takes about 30 minutes) on really exceptional instruments (volunteers needed...).
- Second, the research thus far was focused on the full sized violin. I belieive that some of the conclusions will apply to the other stringed instruments (such as what parts should match the top and back plates) but the ideal plate frequencies are still to be determined for the viola, cello, and double bass. We are going to need the help of owners/players of exceptional world class instruments here...can you help?
- Thirdly, I think it is time that the violin industry organizations and magazines should make a sincere examination of the claims presented and present the concepts to their readers, members, if there is possible benefit to their members.
- Lastly, A sponsored training mechanism should be established to prepare individuals to make these practical acoustical adjustments, both in new instrument making and adjusting existing instruments to overcome common shortcomings.
..I am willing to be clearing house for some of these efforts. Please contact me:
3425 Fairhaven Avenue N.E.
Salem, Oregon 97301
(503) 364-8685 EST