..This is your WOOD TONE Scale... at your fingertips
These are the Wood Tone properties of some trees that make them especially suited for wooden musical instruments.
..I recommend that only trees that are EXACTLY in harmony with the Wood Tone Scale be used for wooden musical instruments. For each violin part, there is one particular Wood Tone preferred; there appears to be about a 5% loss in tonal quality for each step away from that ideal.
..However, ANY wood on this Wood Tone Scale, with a preferred # 22 Rub Tone property will do well on a wooden musical instrument.
..This wood property is generated by a tap with the first knuckle of the middle finger or by a leather mallet (see 'useful tools' section.)
..These recordings are made on my Wood Tone Scale tool at my violin shop in Salem, Oregon, USA October, 2017 A.D.
(Revised 12/2020 Page VRT_29)
..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 198 HZ Wood Tone Recording..
..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 213 HZ Wood Tone Recording..
..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 242 HZ Wood Tone Recording..
..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 162 HZ Wood Tone Recording..
..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 176 HZ Wood Tone Recording..
..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 324 HZ Wood Tone Recording..
..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 352 HZ Wood Tone Recording..
..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 396 HZ Wood Tone Recording..
..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 287 HZ Wood Tone Recording..
..Used to select wood for the following Violin Parts:
>Chin Rest; Top Plate; String Bar of the Tail Piece;
>End Pin; Fingerboard; Glue Liner Strips; Nut; Purfling; Ribs; Saddle; Sound Post; Tuning Pegs;
>Bass Bar; Corner Blocks; End Blocks; Bridge; Neck; Back Plate; Tail Piece;
..To Hear the Wood Tone; just tap on your piece of wood after hearing the above
wood tone tap sound. Use the first knuckle of your middle (long) finger; or a leather mallet {see "useful tools" link on home page...}
..Hear the recorded tap, then immediately tap your piece of wood listening for " in harmony" or sounding too high or too low. Any piece of wood that is exactly in harmony is acceptable for wooden instrument making, as far as wood tone goes...