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dc.contributor.authorWoodhouse, J
dc.contributor.authorLynch-Aird, N
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-28T23:30:42Z
dc.date.available2019-06-28T23:30:42Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1610-1928
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/294170
dc.description.abstractThe various factors constraining the choice of synthetic polymer and natural gut strings for musical instruments are discussed, including a newly-formulated constraint based on the internal damping of the string material. It is shown that all these constraints can be summarised graphically in a design chart, and calibrated versions of the chart are presented for monofilament strings of nylon, fluorocarbon and natural gut. Based on these charts, detailed case studies are presented for the stringing of a lute and a harp. An explanation is suggested for why harpists continue to favour gut over nylon.
dc.publisherWissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleChoosing strings for plucked musical instruments
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage529
prism.issueIdentifier3
prism.publicationDate2019
prism.publicationNameActa Acustica united with Acustica
prism.startingPage516
prism.volume105
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.41270
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-03-15
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3813/AAA.919333
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-01-01
dc.contributor.orcidWoodhouse, Jim [0000-0002-6645-1635]
dc.identifier.eissn1861-9959
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2019-03-15


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