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Acoustics for violin and guitar makers.

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Preface and chapter I
Sound and hearing
351 kb
Chapter II
Resonance and Resonators
701 kb
Chapter III
Sound and the Room
434 kb
Chapter IV
Properties of the Violin and the Guitar String
319 kb
Chapter V
Vibration Properties of the Wood and Tuning of Violin Plates
434 kb
Chapter VI
The Function, Tone, and Tonal Quality of the Guitar
1044 kb
Chapter VII
The Function of the Violin
632 kb
Chapter VIII
The Tone and Tonal Quality of the Violin
353 kb
Chapter IX
Sound Examples and simple experimental material
419 kb
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