FREE 40-part music theory course!

The Clements Blog

Posts by tag: science

Violin Strings made from... Spider Silk!

Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 | 0 comments

The strings of a violin (and viola, and cello) are today usually made from a synthetic core (typically nylon) wound on the outside with metal (usually steel, sometimes with aluminium and sometimes gold-plated). In the past, strings were made from "catgut", but not (despite the popular assumption) actually made from the intestines of cats. "Catgut" was in fact made from stretched and dried sheeps' intestines! But now, violin strings have been made from a radically different material: spider silk!

Read more


If music be the food of love ...

If music be the food of love ...

Sunday, 9th February 2014 | 1 comment

What is it that makes us love music so much? Well, a group of Canadian scientists think they have found an answer.

Read more


Archives

Tags

Search

Subscribe

Enter your email address and click "Subscribe" to receive a notification every time there's a new post on the blog: