- ANNIBALE FAGNOLA. Giordano, Alberto // Strad;Feb2011, Vol. 122 Issue 1450, p68
The article offers information on the life and works of violin maker Annibale Fagnola in Italy. It outlines Fagnola's experience of violin making and employment from being apprentice to attending workshop with lawyer and violin collector Orazio Roggero. Also mentioned is the status of his...
- FAGNOLA. BISHOP, SEAN // Strad;Oct2006, Vol. 117 Issue 1398, p70
The article reviews Fagnola violas. Annibale Fagnola is regarded as one of the more important viola makers of the 20th century. Based in Turin, Italy at the turn of the 20th century, Fagnola's violas were less than 16 inches in length and were coated in red-brown finish. The ribs and scroll...
- How low can the violin go? Benka, Stephen G. // Physics Today;Sep95, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p20
Reports on analysis conducted on the low tones of the violin. Isolation of the individual, stable tones; Misconception on the musical irrelevance of the low tones; Sawtooth pattern of a bowed violin string; Consequences from bearing down the bow. INSET: Want to try it? (tips on low violin keys)..
- Mountain fiddling. Jones, Len // Mother Earth News;Dec91/Jan92, Issue 129, p30
Discusses how the moaning, lonesome wail of the country fiddle has graced American homesteads for centuries. Suggestions on hunting for a fiddle; Importance of tonal quality and bow; Tips on minor fiddle repairs; Address of National Old-Time Fiddlers' Association.
- Taking a tone from the air. Beavitt, Alan // Strad;Sep96, Vol. 107 Issue 1277, p916
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- Challenging the mystique of classic violins. Oyama, Kasey // Chinatown News;5/1/95, Vol. 42 Issue 15, p26
Focuses on violins. Violin-dealer Jacques Francais' lecture and symposium in Montreal, Quebec; Prices of high-quality violins; Comparison of modern violins to classics such as a Stradivarius or Guarneri; Characteristics of the violins made by Japanese maker Masa Inokuchi; Traits of a great...
- Do our ears deceive us? Beament, James // Strad;Jun97, Vol. 108 Issue 1286, p650
Discusses the problems of analyzing the differences in violin sound. Vibrations produced by violin strings; Contributions of the features of the violin on the differences in the sound produced; Differences in the resonances of violins from the same makers.
- Epoxies may replace spruce someday. // BioScience;Dec90, Vol. 40 Issue 11, p858
Reveals that some violin makers are testing epoxified carbon fibers for a property natural to the Norway spruce. Forest damage is forcing violin makers to search for alternatives.
- It is no disgrace to be second fiddle to a Stradivarius. Jepson, B. // Smithsonian;Oct90, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p160
Reports on Joseph Nagyvary's research and development on violin construction, claiming that violin's have been made incorrectly for the past two hundred years. Detail of construction.