The Art of Tap Tuning How to Build Great Sound into


The Art of Tap Tuning How to Build Great Sound into Instruments This book explains the secret ingredients needed to obtain the very best tonal ualities when building acoustic string instruments It includes an exploration of the tools and euipment needed the methods to excite tones in the instrument how to make the necessary changes and how to achieve consistency and repeatability The text focuses on tap tuning as it relates to mandolins guitars banjos violins ukuleles dulcimers pianos and The DVD includes demonstrations of the acoustic phenomena described in the text

  • Paperback
  • 48 pages
  • The Art of Tap Tuning How to Build Great Sound into Instruments
  • Roger H. Siminoff
  • English
  • 21 August 2015
  • 0884088126865

2 thoughts on “The Art of Tap Tuning How to Build Great Sound into Instruments

  1. says:

    Zeer interessant Bevat veel theorie Ik zal alles nog eens goed tot me moeten laten doordringen voor ik dit probeer toe te passen

  2. says:

    Good read but I'm still lost on how to isolate the fundamental of individual braces I've got the strobosoft freuency analyzer he shows in the very short cursory DVD included with the book and it's still too messy to locate the freuency spike even with my compressor in the loop I like the explanation of Loar's instruments being based on the 4306 scale and the resulting 14 tone off adding warmth and color to the tone of the final instrument if strung up to 440 And that building 440 and string up to 440 will result in a brighter toneThe jigs and fixtures he shows could really use better explanation or at least a website where pictures are available Ideally he'd have a section on his website that gave step by step instructions for building them especially the bridge torue deflection jig Using this physical measurement and comparing it to Hurds theoretical model would may allow you to accurately predict the effect of string tension on the plate given some kind of averaging of the compliance data All this said I think I'm beginning to understand why so many builders perceive a tendency to be overly analytical given that the system is so complex Even Hurd says that all you're really doing with all these analytical tools is trying to raise the bar for your lowest uality instrument The Siminoff book is worth the read and the money but I wish he spent some time explaining the jigs and explaining how to isolate individual braces from the other excited freuencies on the freuency analyzer once the top is braced

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