|How Can I Contributue to Tap Tone Project and Tap Tone Technology?|
...First, may I thank youortunat for taking the time to read some of these articles.
...One way to help is to communicate your interest in these topics.
..Another way is to share openly discoveries that really make a difference. I will not include the information without your specific permission.
...'We' need to verify certain tap tone goal information about bows, and the larger stringed instruments. Specifically, I need access to the tap tones of the worlds best performing stringed instruments.
...Fortunately this not that difficult with the new technology:
..Many good digital cameras can take videos with great sound capture. ( Also excellent is the $100 Zoom audio recorder.) Just study several tap tone survey videos that I have made to see what is needed; then set up your recorder or camera on a tripod and film, recording your own tap tone survey of your instrument (announcing the part to be tapped on next in the recording) and send me a copy. Try to make the taps about one second apart for analysis purposes so that I can decode the frequencies at this end.
Just an hour of your time may give important information that will unlock the best tap tone arrangement for your type of instrument or bow.
A series of gentle taps about one second apart with a soft wooden 'pencil', or piece of sound post stock, about 6" long ( spruce wood best) ( 1/4" in diameter) should serve. (Any tap tone information extra would be useful as well.
...Simply record these tap tones and send me the sound recording and I will evalutate the tap tones by comparing to my wood reference tool. This is really all that is needed.
...To correspond or contact;
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