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The Sound of Wood: From sapling to violin

Starting in the forest as a small tree is cut down, we begin to listen to The Sound of Wood: From sapling to violin. The saw motor, the ax blows, the falling tree, the transport machines that take logs to the woodworker’s workshop, and the planing machine that refines boards from the trunk.

Then the quiet of the wood drying transitions listeners to more hand-hewn sounds: Carving and finishing the wood, and the playing of music. We wish there was a ‘sapling to violin’-style video like this for every musical instrument on this site.

Watch more detailed videos about how instruments are made, including this violin-like instrument: The Viola Maker.

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