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dc.contributor.authorMansour, Hen
dc.contributor.authorWoodhouse, Jimen
dc.contributor.authorScavone, Gen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-07T10:44:58Z
dc.date.available2017-04-07T10:44:58Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-01en
dc.identifier.issn1610-1928
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/263508
dc.description.abstractA famous theoretical prediction of the minimum bow force to maintain Helmholtz motion of a bowed string is re-examined to take account of effects associated with resonances of the instrument body. Starting from a more robust assumption of an ideal stick-slip velocity waveform at the bowing point rather than a perfect sawtoothshaped excitation force at the bridge, the analysis predicts that the minimum bow force, and the force waveform exciting the instrument bridge, can depend in a complicated way on the position of the bow on the string. Also, the frequency of "maximum wolfiness" of an instrument like a cello is predicted to shift away from that of the strong body resonance causing a wolf note. Simulations are used to evaluate the new formulation. For the simple case in which the string vibrates only in a single polarisation, the results are accurately confirmed. However, simulation also reveals that string vibration in the second polarisation can change the detailed response. Further simulations are used to investigate the influence on minimum bow force of some physical details of the model, especially torsional string motion and the presence of sympathetic strings.
dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherS. Hirzel Verlag
dc.titleOn Minimum Bow Force for Bowed Stringsen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage330
prism.issueIdentifier2en
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameActa Acustica united with Acusticaen
prism.startingPage317
prism.volume103en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.8855
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-01-23en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3813/AAA.919060en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-03-01en
dc.contributor.orcidWoodhouse, Jim [0000-0002-6645-1635]
dc.identifier.eissn1861-9959
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-03-01


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