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Player preferences among new and old violins - Wikipedia, the free ...

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"Player preferences among new and old violins" is a scholarly paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in January 2012.

Violinists can't tell new violins from old, study shows - USA Today

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/07/old-violins-versus-new/7383707/

Apr 10, 2014 ... In a blind study, researchers sought to dispel the myth old violins are better than new.

Old Versus New | David Folland Violins

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While an older instrument may feel very smooth to play and be warm and colorful under the ear, that sound may not project to the audience like a new ...

Violins old and new - can you tell the difference?

www.baroquemusic.org/violincomparison.html

a blind test between four instruments, by two violinists, and a violin dealer.

In Play-Off Between Old and New Violins, Stradivarius Lags - The ...

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/science/in-play-off-between-old-and-new-violins-stradivarius-lags.html

Jan 3, 2012 ... Blindfolded experts who listened to violins made by old masters and high-quality modern instruments couldn't tell the difference between them.

Violinists Can't Tell the Difference Between Old and New Instruments

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/violinists-cant-tell-difference-between-old-and-new-instruments-180950461/

Apr 9, 2014 ... Professional violinists, the study found, cannot tell the sound of an old violin from a new one, and many actually prefer the sound of the new ...

Old New Violin - Violin Strings

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People in general (especially amateurs or those that don't actually play) tend to readily think that old violins are always better than new. Older violins sound ...

Blind playoff of Stradivarius violins and new ones leaves old Italians ...

www.theguardian.com/science/2014/apr/08/violin-stradivarius-old-new-better-scientific-test

Apr 8, 2014 ... Susanne Hou takes part in the experiment. Most of the soloists could not tell whether they were playing one of the old violins, which included ...

Stradivarius? You'd be better off with a modern violin - Telegraph

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/10750846/Stradivarius-Youd-be-better-off-with-a-modern-violin.html

Apr 8, 2014 ... “The current study shows that first-rate soloists tend to prefer new instruments and are unable to distinguish old from new at better than chance ...

Why Old, Expensive Violins Are Not Always Best - WQXR

www.wqxr.org/story/184874-why-old-expensive-violins-are-not-always-best/

Feb 2, 2012 ... It's well known that listeners can't tell the difference between Strads and new violins. It's been done over and over and it's not even controversial ...

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OLD VIOLINS VERSUS NEW VIOLINS -- Violin Maker David ...

www.burgessviolins.com

Modern or new instruments often compare favorably to old or vintage intruments. ... The following is an excerpt from a treatise on ancient and modern violins and ...

Should I Purchase a New or Used Instrument? - Master Hand Violin ...

www.masterhandviolin.com

However, there are many advantages to new instruments. If you want a violin that is beautiful, with no signs of age, it will be challenging to locate an old violin ...

Purchasing a violin - Todd Ehle

www.toddehle.com

In the course of the two year process, I came to the conclusion that old violins were not always better than new violins, and that even two violins by the same ...