ASA 125th Meeting Ottawa 1993 May

4pMU3. Dynamic mechanical properties of violin wood and the tone qualities of violins. III: Relation of dynamic mechanical properties to the tone and playing qualities of violins.

Carleen M. Hutchins

Catgut Acoust. Soc., 112 Essex Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042

Six violins constructed from the wood tested by E. R. Fitzgerald and M. A. Hutchins, and the plates tuned by C. M. Hutchins as reported in the previous two papers, have been played by several competent performers whose comments will be discussed in relation to plate tunings and final tone and playing qualities. The six violins will be demonstrated by members of the Ottawa Symphony.