Music Gear News
Musicians tested on violins
Dr Claudia Fritz, a researcher from the University of Paris, conducted an experiment at an international violin competition in Indianapolis last year.
She asked 21 virtuoso musicians to play a number of violins – three modern and three antique – blindfolded.
Dr Fritz then asked them to rank the musical instruments in order of their perceived quality, based on the sharpness of the sound, playability, projection and their responsiveness.
What she discovered was that the musicians tended to prefer the newer violins than the Stradivarius ones.
"The old versus new issue doesn't make any sense," she said.
"They are beautiful instruments, but the prices are insane. It doesn't matter if the violin's old or new, all that matters is whether it's a good violin or a bad violin."
Her report on these fascinating findings has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal.
It is estimated that 650 original Stradivarius violins exist around the world.
Posted by JM
Posted on 4 Jan 2012 10:05 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
Also available are sE Electronic's Brand New X1 S Vocal Pack and X1 S Studio Bundle, helping you attain that studio grade sound without breaking a sweat.
Until the 31st of May the CS18AI is available at an incredibly reduced price. Additionally, claim a free upgrade to PreSonus Studio One upon purchase.
Through a collaboration with watch manufacturer Raymond Weil, Gibson's 'Freelancer' watch pairs extravagance and musically inspired design with stunning results
Building on the fundamental success and design of the NS6 controller, Numark bring forth the next generation of DJ controllers to eagerly awaiting DJs the world over
After years of continual evolution, Dave Smith's revered Analog Drum Machine is to finish product development as creators fulfill the devices capacity.
Cutting edge interfaces designed to bring the latest in audio recording technology, the pair have been produce professional grade audio quality upon every use
Recent Music News
With a slew of new reinterpretations and familiar faces to boot,KORG unveil the latest releases for this years Musikmesse in Frankfurt Germany.
Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures
Melding tradition with modern manufacturing techniques, Tanglewood's Sundance Performance Pro Series offer the player unique tone with a distinctive personality.
In a three week celebration extravaganza, the city of Liverpool will be paying testament to the legendary Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.