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Recently Updated or Added Articles or Instructional Videos...
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..Please note as of 10/2017, I have completely updated and edited the entire web site, so please click the 'refresh' symbol when revisiting pages to see the latest information....
  revised 2/2018
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8/2017
Video entitled: The three tones of wood: Rub; Tap and Wood
(the complete guide to instrument wood selection... Part One.
Video entitled: The three tones of wood: Rub; Tap and Wood
(the complete guide to instrument wood selection... Part Two.
8/2017
9/ 2017
Violin Making Tuning Chart: Wood, Tap, Rub Tone Ideals and part weights.. Critical information for success!
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10/ 2017
..Research test to answer the question: Given identical violin wood parts of the same Rub Tone, does Wood Tone effect the sound produced? ..........{Hint: it does!}
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10/ 2017
..Research test to answer the question: Given identical violin wood parts of the ideal Rub Tone {# 22}, and all the parts on the Wood Tone Scale, is there a favored Wood Tone for that violin part? ..........{Hint: there is!}
>...Test located at bottom of this page.......<
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10/ 2017
..Article introducing Fuller's Earth as an important ingredient in successful Varnish Ground.
..This combination has been found to reduce unwanted higher overtones, just as the best 17th and 18th century instruments did.
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10/ 2017
...I have added Wood, Rub, and Tap Tone references to the area directory pages. This way you have access to my specific acoustical tools as you need them. Recordings are wave (high quality). If they do not run on your browser, please let me know...
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10/2017
..Wood Tone Scale ....at your fingertips.
Tap Tone Scale .... at your fingertips.
10/2017
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10/ 2017
..New research gives the use of Wood Tone and Rub Tone Techniques to select excellent acoustical wood for your stringed instrument. Here a collection of short articles covering these subjects.
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...New article showing how to adjust the 'End of the Fingerboard' side Tap Tone; for better Violin response.
12/ 2017
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Rub Tone Scale .... at your fingertips.
12/2017
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2/2018
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Update of 'Wood Reference Tap Tone Tool' measurements and material.