El libro HANDBOOK OF MATERIALS FOR STRING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS escrito en español sobre Música contiene 975 paginas, escritas por el escritor VOICHITA BUCUR , 2017 distribuido por la editoral SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING
This book addresses fundamental questions about the role of materials in general and of wood in particular in the construction of string instruments used in the modern symphony orchestra - violins, violas, cellos and basses.
More attention is paid to materials for classical guitars, harpsichords, harpsichords and pianos.
Although some of the approaches discussed are traditional, most of them depend on new scientific approaches to the study of the structure of materials, such as the structure of wood cells, which is only visible using modern high-resolution microscopic techniques.
Many examples of modern and classical instruments are examined, along with the relevance of classical woodworking techniques.
Composite materials, specially designed for soundboards, could be a good substitute for some traditional wood species.
The body and soundboard of the instrument are of great importance for their acoustic properties, but the study also examines traditional and new wood species used for elements such as bows, instrument neck, string pegs, etc.
The properties of wood species for musical instruments and the growth origins of woods used by large manufacturers such as Antonio Stradivari are examined and compared with the most recent growth woods available to current manufacturers.
The role of varnish in the appearance and acoustics of the final instrument is also discussed, as it has often been proposed as a "secret ingredient" used by major manufacturers.
In addition to discussing these topics, with numerous illustrations of classical and contemporary instruments, the book pays attention to the conservation and restoration of ancient instruments and the physical results of these techniques.
The book will be of interest and value to researchers, advanced students, music historians and contemporary string instrument makers.
Musicians in general, and in particular those who play string instruments, will also find his revelations fascinating.
It will also attract the attention of those who use wood for a variety of other purposes, as its use in musical instruments reveals many of its fundamental characteristics, Professor Neville H. FletcherAustralian National University, Canberra.