- What does the professor mainly discuss?
- A. Some special techniques used by the makers of vintage Cremonese violins.
- B. How the acoustical quality of the violin was improved over time.
- C. Factors that may be responsible for the beautiful tone of Cremonese violins.
- D. Some criteria that professional violinists use when selecting their instruments.
- What does the professor imply about the best modern violin makers?
- A. They are unable to recreate the high quality varnish used by Cremonese violins makers.
- B. Their craftsmanship is comparable to that of the Cremonese violins makers.
- C. They use wood from the same trees that were used to make the Cremonese violins.
- D. Many of them also compose music for the violin.
- Why does the professor discuss the growth cycle of tree?
- A. To clarify how modern violin makers select wood.
- B. To highlight a similarity between vintage and modern violins.
- C. To explain why tropical wood cannot be used to make violins.
- D. To explain what causes variations in density in a piece of wood.
- What factor accounts for the particular density differential of the wood used in the Cremonese violins?
- A. The trees that produced the wood were harvested in spring.
- B. The trees that produced the wood grew in an unusually cool climate.
- C. The wood was allowed to partially decay before being made into violins.
- D. The wood was coated with a local varnish before it was crafted into violins.
- The professor describes an experiment in which wood was exposed to a fungus before being made into a violin. What point does the professor make about the fungus?
- A. It decomposes only certain parts of the wood.
- B. It was found only in the forests of northern Italy.
- C. It was recently discovered in a vintage Cremonese violin.
- D. It decomposes only certain species of trees.
- Why does the professor say this: 🎧
- A. To find out how much exposure students have had to live classical music.
- B. To use student experiences to support his point about audience members.
- C. To indicated that instruments are harder to master than audience members realize.
- D. To make a point about the beauty of violin music.
C B D B A B