The series of essays "Ruminations on harpsichord building" takes a scientific approach to certain aspects of the workings of a harpsichord. It is essentially a short course in basic engineering as it relates to harpsichords and it shows how theories of physics apply in practice. The science that I use will be limited to discoveries dating from the Age of Reason (which is arguably also the age of the harpsichord), although I may occasionally steal a few ideas from the early 19th century.
At this point, five chapters of the envisaged ten or so are available for download.
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