Catgut Acoustical Society
Important Books by members
The CAS does not sell this book, but we feel that it may be of
particular interest to those interested in violin acoustics. If you
wish to order a copy, you can place an order directly through the
publisher (information provided below).
Research Papers in Violin Acoustics
Editor Carleen Maley Hutchins, Associate Editor Virginia Benade.
This is a two-volume set published in July 1996 by the Acoustical Society of America.
An introductory essay, "350 Years of Violin Acoustics" relates the development of the violin to the
scientific advances as well as the musical climate of each era from the early 15th century to
The two-book set contains 120 definitive research papers with over 400 annotated references. It
follows as a sequel to the two Benchmark volumes in violin acoustics edited by Carleen Maley
Hutchins and published in 1975-76 by Dowden, Hutchinson, and Ross.
This work will bring you up-to-date on the whole field of violin acoustics. It will be an essential
reference for researchers, violin makers, string makers, wood technologists, string players,
musicologists, and every library.
The price is $120 to CAS and ASA members, $155 to nonmembers. It is published by the
Acoustical Society of America, 500 Sunnyside Blvd, Woodbury, NY 11797, Tel: (516) 576-2357,
Fax: (516) 576-2377. Further ordering information is available on their
http://asa.aip.org Web site under
- Sound Radiation
- The Bowed String
- The Bow
- The Bridge
- Soundpost, Bassbar, and Tailpiece
- Normal Bending Modes of Unattached Violin Plates
- Modes of the Completed Violin Body
- Violin Cavity Resonance Modes
- Interrelation of String, Wood, and Cavity Resonances of the Whole Violin
- Psychoacoustic Research
- The Catgut Acoustical Society
- Acoustic Theory and Research Techniques
- The Future
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