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The Art Of Tap Tuning - Roger H. Siminoff

By Mandolin Cafe
January 9, 2007 - 4:15 pm

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The Art Of Tap Tuning - Roger H. Siminoff

The Art Of Tap Tuning - Roger H. Siminoff

Roger H. Siminoff and Hal Leonard Publishing announce the publication of this 56-page richly detailed text on the process of adjusting the structural components of an acoustic string musical instrument to make it produce excellent tone.

Text includes: a introduction to musical acoustics, a guide to using strobe tuners, the use of additional electronic equipment to improve sustain when tuning, structural changes you can make that affect tuning, tools to use, and much more.

An accompanying 50-minute DVD includes numerous tests and demonstrations that let you both see and hear the tap tuning process and its results.

Includes recommended tunings for 12 acoustic string instruments which includes: ukulele, F4 mandolin, A5 mandolin, F5 mandolin, H5 mandola, violin (mezzo), D18 guitar (standard X-bracing), classical guitar (fan bracing), jazz guitar (longitudinal bracing), tube-and-plate banjo (flattop and arch top tone chambers), one-piece flange banjos (flattop and arch top tone chambers), and bass viol (contra).

Includes article by Lloyd A. Loar on soundboards and how they work. Foreward by Richard Hoover of Santa Cruz Guitars.

Purchase: Directly from author
Purchase: From Elderly Instruments

Additional information:
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