For Music Nerds: The mathematics of the violin (or why is it so hard to play)

Here’s a fascinating article in +plus magazine …living mathematics  explaining the physics of sound making with the violin.

Don’t be put off – for all the physics – there’s a combination of kinesthetics (your body) and your ear coming together to make micro adjustments – that means it’s a lot like walking.  It starts off difficult but becomes second nature.