On the “Wolf-note” of the Violin and Cello

@article{RamanOnT,
  title={On the “Wolf-note” of the Violin and Cello},
  author={C. S. Raman},
  journal={Nature},
  volume={97},
  pages={362-363}
}
  • C. S. Raman
  • Philosophy
  • Nature
  • IT has long been known that on all musical instruments of the violin family there is a particular note which is difficult to excite in a satisfactory manner, and that when this “wolf-note”, as it is called, is sounded, the whole body of the instrument vibrates in an unusual degree, and it seems to have been also understood that the difficulty of eliciting a smooth note of this particular pitch is due in some way to the sympathetic resonance of the instrument (Guillemin, “The Applications of… CONTINUE READING
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