Setup & Regulation
Setup & Regulation becomes understandable once all of the parts and the relationships are clearly understood.
Each part of any musical instrument has an influence and relationship(s) on one another. Of course. Which is where and why it becomes complicated.
For example the bridge influences both the pressure of the strings on a violin’s top as well as ease of playability … while, at the same time, it’s position has a direct relationship with the intonation of finger positions (the space between notes) and a direct resonant relationship with the sound post which regulates/ equalises the sound that the instrument produces tonaly and its volume.
Enough to make anyone dizzy.
Some of the parts have a greater influence on sound than others and some influence playability more; some both. Together they make it easier to produce a pleasing sound at the same time as making it an easy’er to journey from beginner to away we play.
In this part of the blog we, of course, do not feel that we have all of the answers; please add to comments for discussion so we cultivate where missed.