My doctoral work was generously funded by a grant from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, which allowed me to compare the acoustic properties of a variety of viola string brands. I recorded each string on four different violas and analyzed the harmonic spectra produced by each type of string. This allowed a quantitative comparison of the sound quality of different strings. The full text of the document and the recordings are available online.
Fugue Analyis with Hidden Markov Models
Analysis of Early Primrose Recordings with Software Tools
A detailed look at some early recordings by the violist William Primrose. I transferred the old 78 recordings to digital format, then used Audacity help pick them apart for analysis.