Regh Violins

Joseph Regh Books

Violin Bow Playability —
A Player's View

About This Book

This work started more than five years ago. A population of seventy-five violin bows was tested for its measurable physical properties. The goal was to identify and quantify the playability of a bow through scientific method and objective data collection.

The approach in this book is to let the player tell the maker what kind of bows he likes. Let the researcher determine the difference between desirable and undesirable bows and identify the differences in their physical properties and means to measure them.

Details of the study and conclusions are the subject of this book. Background information on the physical parameters is considered and their significance and methods for their measurement are given in the following sections

Key parameters have been identified with high confidence, given the large bow population in this study.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Bow Playability
  3. Physical Properties of Bows
    1. Weight
    2. Dimensions
    3. Camber / Taper
    4. Materials
    5. Dynamic properties
  4. Measurements, Techniques and Tools
    1. Weight
    2. Balance Point / Center of Mass
    3. Pendulum Period
    4. Stick Stiffness
    5. Moment of Inertia
    6. Center of Percussion
    7. Hair Tension and Slope
    8. Young’s Modulus, Elasticity Modulus
  5. Materials and their Properties
    1. Pernambuco
      1. Stiffness / Density
      2. Color
      3. Modulus of Elasticity
    2. Composites
  6. Conclusions
  7. Appendix

Ordering Information

This book is 64 pages with full color photographs / figures / data tables illustrating the different properties of being explored, in addition to the data from the actual study.

Price: US$40.00 +S/H

Distributed By: Regh Violins
36 Sherwood Heights
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
845 297 2521

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