Guglielmus Carinius

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  1. Yes to the first: Mersenne did experiments using weights (and from these experiments derived his laws relating frequency to mass per unit length, tensile force, and string length). Leopold Mozart , in his Violinschule, described verifying that adjacent strings would sound at a fifth when tensioned using equal weights. He was dismissive about players and makers who would trust their eyes to determine string gauges.
  2. 2 hours ago, gowan said: In fact Bach approved of the pianos made by Gottfried Silbermann.
  3. Andres, I agree with you 100 percent. Another clue would be Tremulant effects in baroque organs, again showing that a continuous vibrato was not anathema to everyone in the baroque period. However, it is my opinion that Bach did not care much for vibrato, and only employed it rarely as a special effect, where he indicated it with a wavy line, as found in one place in the violin solos, and one place in the Brandenburg concertos.
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  5. I have no personal experience with this, but I have read that many of the strings sold through Amazon are fake.
  6. I certainly am not trying to convert anyone to using rice glue, I was curious to try using it because of my veganic tendencies. But one characteristic which could be called 'better' would be a longer working time.
  7. I used rice glue to construct a StewMac kit violin about 6 years ago (I made the glue from sushi rice). The kit arrives with the rib garland assembly (including blocks and linings) already glued to the back. So I used rice glue to attach the bass bar to the top, the top to the ribs, the neck to the body, and to glue the fingerboard, saddle and nut. The ebony parts came loose within a short time. Everything else is holding up so far, including the neck attachment (probably due to the astonishing strength of my dovetail joint!). A friend later suggested that treating the ebony parts with acetone might have improved the adherence.
  8. It seems to me that in photos of actual baroque tailpieces they appear to be flat on top and bottom rather than radiused (with a step on the bottom, making the tailgut end thicker).
  10. By the way, OP, there is a specific pinned thread for spirit varnish discussions.
  11. There are many 'veganic' farmers who fertilise with cover crops (particularly leguminous ones) and rock powders.
  12. Oh, man, I just had to try that search, but Google came back with articles about Angela Merkel!
  13. Also highly recommended: the Enfantines by Erik Satie.
  14. Mikrokosmos by Bartók is a wonderful set guiding the student from the easiest pieces to some quite challenging stuff. Prokofiev op 65, Music for Children is also great.
  15. Judging from his picture I would say that he's been in a coffin in Count Dracula's castle.
  16. That search box doesn't work. I would recommend using a search engine such as duckduckgo or google and preceding your search terms with
  17. It looks like you were working at the Langhaar shop. Not a barber shop, anyway.
  18. Maybe this crowd could be of some use to you??
  20. No jig needed--just keep observing your progress as you sharpen. You will soon develop the knack.
  21. Poppycock. You can sharpen a gouge with 'regular old square stone'(s), with the addition of a slipstone to remove the burr on the inside.