The Art of Tap Tuning
Roger Siminoff

The Art of Tap Tuning

Regular price $ 34.95 $ 0.00

PLEASE NOTE: This new book is marked "SOLD OUT" until the new edition becomes available in the Spring of 2021.

To be released in Spring of 2021, this 2nd edition of The Art of Tap Tuning is a treatise on musical acoustics that describes the process of building stringed musical instruments and adjusting the frequencies of the parts to produce excellent tone. The great violin luthiers of the 15th and 16th Centuries learned that excellence in tone can be achieved through a process called "tap tuning." Written by renowned author Roger H. Siminoff with more than six decades of luthierie experience, The Art of Tap Tuning reveals ground-breaking information on how tap tuning works and how to apply it to instruments you build to produce the best sounding stringed acoustical instruments.

  • 8-1/2” x 11˝
  • 76 pages, hard bound
  • Fully illustrated with diagrams and color photos
  • Primer on musical acoustics
  • Tone bar tunings for 12 instruments
  • 55-minute video loaded with tap tuning demonstrations (available on-line from any device via secure-code access)