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Mechanical Motion Capture Skeleton

Classical MoCap Part 2: Systems and Applications of Motion Capture

MoCap Violin Setup We conclude our two part feature on “MoCap” by exploring three major motion capture systems and the application of one in particular to classical music
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Classical MoCap Part 1 – Intro to Motion Capture

Classical MoCap Part 1: Intro to Motion Capture

Classical MoCap Part 1 - Intro to Motion Capture Motion capture is a fascinating topic that has real practical applications in classical music! Read on to learn more about them.
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Helmholtz Resonance Signature Mode In The Violin

Want to achieve a better tone? Purchase a better quality instrument. NOT SO FAST!! Find out what Scientists say about the Helmholtz Resonance Signature Mode!
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Bow Speed Techniques

Do you ever feel that your bow is too short? You might need to work on some bow speed exercises. Learn son filé exercises from the Masters!
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What is “Good” Tone? Re-calibrating our Ears

Have you ever wondered exactly what “good” tone is? If you want to learn more about how to improve YOUR tone READ ON!
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String Players’ Brains are “Special”

As string players, we develop brain areas that others do not. Other musicians develop unique brains, but string players are subjects of ongoing research because they offer distinctive evidence of brain plasticity. Our brains develop more in volume, mechanisms of use, and perhaps heightened abilities beyond music alone.
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Daily Bow: The Hyperinstrument!

Daily Bow: The Hyperinstrument!

Daily Bow Logo The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is putting the latest cutting-edge scientific research to use developing a cello worthy of Yo-Yo Ma.
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This is Your Mind on Music

This is Your Mind on Music

Musical Mind Slider Version Science, and particularly brain research concerning string players, has implications beyond musicians. Scientists are discovering new and unique ways that the mind works in many contexts.
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