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..This is your "TAP TONE Scale... at your fingertips"
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..These are the Tap Tone values that are used to fine tune the various parts of the Violin.
..I recommend that these values be used carefully to achieve the instrument's potential.
 ..This wood property is generated by a tap with the second knuckle of the middle finger or by any spruce or similar wood tapping tool. Let your tapper tool bounce off the surface you are adjusting, in order to get a 'clean' sound. (see 'useful tools' section.)
..Your goal is listen for the lowest part of the Tap Sound (ignore the high overtones).
..These recordings are made with my latest Tap Tone Wood Reference Tool at my violin shop in Salem, Oregon, USA October, 2017 A.D.
Revised 2/2021
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..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 198 HZ Tap Tone Recording..
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..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 213 HZ Tap Tone Recording..
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..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 241.9 HZ Tap Tone Recording..
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..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 162 HZ Tap Tone Recording..
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..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 176 HZ Tap Tone Recording..
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..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 287 HZ Tap Tone Recording..
..Used to tune the following Violin Parts:
>Down ward tap across top of Bridge;
Side tap all along both sides/ends of Fingerboard; Back Plate, all over evenly.
>Neck along its length (upward tap); approximate 'blow' frequency of ff holes (sound holes)...Actually 196.2 HZ G-side and 199.8 HZ E-side; End tap of End Pin.
> Face side of Bridge; Down ward tap on End Pin; Tap Tone of Top Plate all over vibrating surface; Side tap of Sound Post; Tail Piece, both down tap all over and perimeter side tap, all around; and String Bar of Tail Piece; the side tap of the bass bar side of the kidney of the bridge.
>If you here this Tap Tone, (or below), you have a part that is tuned too low!
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..Click here to hear (30) seconds of (252.7) HZ Tap Tone Recording..
> Peg Box Heel. upward tap around bottom curved section; the frequency of the side tap of the bridge heart center shape.
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..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 227 1/2 HZ Tap Tone Recording..
> Side Tap of Ribs, corner blocks and end blocks; Side taps of Bridge Edges; downward tap of Nut; Sound Post end taps; Down ward taps of tuning Pegs at collar;
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..Click here to hear (30) seconds of (191.3) HZ Tap Tone Recording..
>Bass Bar, all along its length...
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3/2018
Video showing acoustical tuning of bass bar, ribs, plates with new tap tone tool.. >.>>>Watch for general technique, but update frequencies of various Tap Tones.<<<< (10_2020)
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..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 211.2 HZ Blow Tone Recording..
>Violin Left ff (sound hole) (G - string side of Top Plate). Blowing Horizontally across sound hole from side.
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..Click here to hear (30) seconds of 214.8 HZ Blow Tone Recording..
>Violin Right ff (sound hole) (E- string side of Top Plate). Blowing Horizontally across sound hole from side.
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.. 232.3 HZ Tap Tone
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.. 306 HZ Tap Tone
>Frequency of the side tap on the bridge kidney shape on the treble side.
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.. 324 HZ Tap Tone
>If you here this Tap Tone, (or below), you have a part that is tuned too low!