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Inside the extraordinary experiment to save the Stradivarius sound
An entire town went quiet so the world’s most iconic violin could be immortalized.
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The evolution of a muffled minority: viola players throughout history
Viola players are to violinists what Belgians are to French: (very pleasant) neighbours which we love to make fun of. There are quite a few jokes going around which spread a persistent rumour: viola players can’t play in tune, or,
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7 great places to see music instruments being made
From Steinway pianos in Queens to Kamaka ukuleles in Honolulu, get to the source of these iconic musicmakers.
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Twisting for Solos, the Violist Is a Quartet’s Odd Player Out
There’s not much to look at when a string quartet is playing. Other than the movements that draw sound from the instruments, the scene is relatively static.
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The World’s Best Violins Sing Like Humans
Some are baritones, some are tenors.
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‘The status quo will be obliterated!’ – the inventors making their own musical instruments
Hundreds of people are beavering away, hoping to create their own game-changing instrument – but most won’t sell a single one. Will any change the future of music?
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The Self-Playing Violins That Mastered Chopin
The robotic Phonoliszt-Violin was dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World” in 1910.
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Power of the Mind: You Can Play This Instrument Using Just Your Thoughts
Neurologists have created a musical instrument that can be controlled using only the power of the mind—and its creators hope it could improve life for people living with disabilities.
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