What’s the deal with strings anyway?
We all play them, yet we often don’t give much though to them.
What, exactly, goes into a string? What’s inside those metal windings?
Our chat today with D’Addario Orchestral Product Manager Lyris Hung answers these questions and much more!
Our episode is divided into three parts:
- Part 1 – the mystery of strings
- eliminating confusion
- Part 2 – how strings are put together
- Part 3 – caring for your strings
- how strings are damaged
- how to prevent this damage
- ways you might be actually wrecking your strings despite your best intentions
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