News tagged with violin

Violins can mimic human voice

For many years, some musical experts have wondered if the sound of the Stradivari and Guarneri violins might incorporate such elements of speech as vowels and consonants. A Texas A&M University researcher ...

Mar 26, 2013 3.8 / 5 (4) 0

Toyota's musical robots (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- The odds are that when you talk to the average person on the street they will have an opinion on what type of music is good and what type is bad. We tend to think of music as a human thing, ...

Feb 25, 2011 4 / 5 (4) 6 | with audio podcast weblog

'Biotech violin' outdoes Stradivarius

At the 27th "Osnabrücker Baumpflegetagen," one of Germany’s most important annual conferences on all aspects of forest husbandry, Empa researcher Francis Schwarze’s "biotech violin" dared to go head to ...

Sep 14, 2009 5 / 5 (3) 6

Carbon copying the 'Stradivarius' sound

(PhysOrg.com) -- It's every violinmaker's dream to produce an instrument to rival the sound of a Stradivarius but now researchers at The University of Nottingham are trying to do just that… using acoustic physics and carbon ...

Sep 11, 2009 4.7 / 5 (7) 4