Three day Modal Tuning Course
I have been running this course since 2009, a couple of years before the book was first published, though the book was pretty much finished at that time. In the years since, I have run the course over 20 times in Australia, USA and Europe, with around 200 guitar makers, big names and small, having greatly enjoyed and benefitted from the course. The course brings to life the first volume of the book, "Design", and covers in detail the mathematical elements that non-mathematicians find challenging.
The course is based round the following concepts:
- Guitars radiate sound from their vibrating parts, mainly the top plate
- If a guitar top vibrates in a different way, it produces a different sound
- The different ways a guitar top vibrates are called modes
- If the modes are tuned to resonate at particular frequencies with particular amplitudes, we can shape the way a guitar sounds
- In the workshop we explore the theory and practice of mode tuning to help you achieve the sound you want from your guitar
- The course outline and more detailed course content can be downloaded by clicking on the hyperlinks.
I run the course when demand is sufficient. Typically 10 participants are required. Usually, a lead participant takes on the organising role for that location, which can be almost anywhere, and the lead participant benefits by having a low cost participation fee. The cost for participants varies considerably based on location, venue hire, travel and accommodation costs, etc., but if you are interested, contact me via the Contact page and let me know where you are. Two courses back to back dilutes the costs significantly.