Tag Archives: Violin

Violin Making – a String Quartet –

A nice video with lots of inspiration… Advertisements

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The 24 violins of the king…

This is a beautiful project…

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The modern way of violin making…

Sometimes tradition can only take you so far and mechanisation is needed. The world of violin making is quite opposed to this, especially when Stradivari didn’t use it. In these two clips you see the merits of mechanisation in violin … Continue reading

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From garbage to music – meet The Landfill Harmonic

This project is amazing; people living on a garbage dump in Paraguay make instruments from discarded materials. These are then used to learn the kids to play music and form an orchestra. It’s so inspiring to see that, even against … Continue reading

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Viola d’Amore

Look at the beautiful process of making a Viola d’Amore by Daniel Ross. The craftsmanship is stunning.

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Instruments for Early Music by Today’s Makers… (1978)

Last week somebody put a set of old interior decorating and architecture books in the little free library. Often these books will stay on the shelves of bookstores for a long time. Because after all, who is interested in 40-year-old … Continue reading

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Violin and harpsichord making at Colonial Williamsburg

This documentary from 1976 is great. Making instruments in period costume, using old techniques and proper tools. Yesterday I heard that they are looking for an apprentice harpsichord maker at Colonial Williamsburg. This would be a dream job for me, … Continue reading

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No strings attached

This is just so cool! A short documentary about Brooklyn based musician and instrument maker Ken Butler. I love his non-conventional approach, using everyday objects to make instruments.

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Stradivari Sunday: Sam Zygmuntowicz

A lecture about Stradivari by one if the greatest contemporary violin makers Sam Zygmuntowicz (the other is probably Dmitry Badiarov).

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Stradivari Sundays: Five centuries of violin making

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the “Messiah” by Antonio Stradivari, the first sunday of every month is “Stradivari Sunday”. Here is a lecture by Stewart Pollens, about five centuries of violin making. And the history of violin modification… Stewart … Continue reading

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