(Modified 11_2020
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Important Violin Information Not Available Elsewhere...(as far as I know)

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.. I want to introduce my readers to the concept that each part of a perfectly (acoustically) balanced violin, has all its parts vibrating in a complimentary way.
..This chart is the result of 22 years of research and testing and playing, and I believe (unless I am badly mistaken) that these frequencies are ideal or close to ideal. Finely performing violins have been made with these settings.
..Click on this box to view the chart with all the data.....
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..Secondly, I want to suggest that a violin can be acoustically adjusted so that all the notes on the fingerboard have the same power and focus (even the maximum power potential built into the instrument!)
..Third, the violin tailpiece is mostly responsible for providing the power the instrument plays at. With proper acoustical tuning, it will produce the maximum power possible with all four strings being balanced for power output!
..Fourthly, the violin tailpiece has a separate piece of wood I call the String Bar, which is set into a groove near the front edge, and the four strings rest upon it.
..The string bar is responsible for controlling the speed of the string response when you play a note! If this is not tuned precisely at each string contact point, individual strings will respond differently, or with loss of response time!
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...Did You know that the Violin Sound Holes have an optimum pitch and that the two sides need to be <+/- (1.8) Hertz different from the optimum average pitch, for best sound creation (based on extensive testing of options...).The average pitch is 213 HZ; the ideal left side pitch is thus 211.2 HZ and the right side (E string side) is 214.8 HZ. This seems to give the optimal sound character.
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...The famous Cremona violin makers did these three things to make their violins have an improved sound. The basis of these processes is that it increased the loudness of the lower overtones produced and decreased the loudness of the upper overtones produced... "The Cremona Sound".
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..The Bridge, extremely important, but it must be micro adjusted after it is carefully dimentioned and fitted to the violin to yield the kind of sound color and focus that is most pleasing. Fortunately a Finnish Physicists has spent two years exploring these adjustmenst; and we will share them now with you...
..First, I want to suggest that a violin can be acoustically adjusted so that the vibrating surfaces of both plates can be evenly tuned to 213 HZ (top) and 242 HZ back plate. Here is how it is done : < Both print and video>