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Re: Easy to acuostically overthink this problem

William Duffield
I think you are both missing something important: The top of the podium is not the soundboard. The cello's end pin contacts the soundboard through a hole in the top of the platform, and the interior soundboard amplifies and colors the sound. The vibrations transferred to the podium from the cellist's feet, the chair legs, the stage floor and even the music stand are not nearly as important, and should probably be dampened as much as possible.

Of course, this is all theoretical, and probably way beyond the needs of any but the top cello virtuosos and their most discerning audiences. ;) I've listened to cellists performing on a cobblestone street.

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