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Published on May 19, 2012
Welcome to The Romantic School of Music.
Violin bridges are constantly getting out of adjustment, especially after replacing a string, and every musician, young and old, needs to know how to adjust their bridge. It's the only way that the performer can deliver music at its highest level.
A clarification on a drawing in this video since there are different sound openings; especially Florentines and others on "ancient" instruments: the bridge should always be centered between the notches facing each other and closest to the bridge. (Thank you Dave!)
I'm new at making videos, but this really is a geniune violin shop. Only a small portion is shown here, yet these benches are where most of the carving takes place.
The picture at the right of the screen is of Nicolo Paganini: the eminent teacher and virtuoso of The Romantic School of Music. This was his favorite image of himself throughout his life..
The violin featured in this video is entitled "The Sea" or "The Mermaid Violin" and was lovingly cut, carved and varnished by Kevin Lee Luthier at these benches. The back of this instrument is breathtaking and quality photographs can be seen at http://www.theromanticschoolofmusic.com
Music excerpts: Gypsy Capriccioso by Kevin Lee Luthier Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Artistic consultant and photographer: Brian Cool
This video lesson is absolutely free because it is the ultimate goal of Kevin Lee Luthier to bring the Romantic School of Music back to life, even better than ever, and this time available to everyone.
If you wish to help sponsor this effort, simply enjoy the novel "Two Trees;" from the links below (Kindle and Nook), then share it with a friend.