July 18, 2003

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

Gabriel Weinreich, 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. Weinreich also tells Todd how violinists choose a violin by how it feels when they play it.

Elmar Olivera, 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.