MATTHIEU LEGROS

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Adjustment of sonority:     

Each instrument has its own character of sound. A good adjustment allows the development of the whole potential of the instrument. I execute this process always in presence of the musician that guides me according to his personal preferences.

To evaluate the sound of an instrument, principally we use five criteria:

-the projection (the capacity to convert the mechanic energy to acoustic energy)

-the clarity (the way the notes detach from each other in a phrase)

-the tone (more difficult to define, it is the sensation of hardness or softness of the sound)

-the balance (the different or similar quality of sound between each string)

-the sustain (the duration of a note in pizzicato)

These are the most common factors that influence the sound of an instrument:

Sometimes the defect of an instrument is more serious and it has to be opened in order to change the bassbar or take out the neck to position it better.

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