March 5, 2001
Greg Alf, violin maker, talks with Todd about how he makes violins. He talks about techniques and conventions used in violin construction, and how they affect the instrument's sound.

Gabriel Weinrich, physicist at the University of Michigan, talks with Todd about the physics of the violin. He talks about how structure affects sound, and differs among instruments. He talks about how violinists choose a violin by how it feels when they play it.

Elmar Oliveira, violinist, talks with Todd about how body movement and position affects the sound of the violin. He talks about how he plays, and how the instrument affects his performance.

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