Here you will find articles relating to bowed string instrument history, iconography and research.
- BSIP Database Goes Live! (01 Jan 2021)
The announcement of the BSIP database going live.
- Pearce, Barry. “Data Sets & Data Sharing” (Dec 2020, updated Feb.2021)
This article looks in detail at how BSIP referencing and the BSIP database can support data set sharing, to solve some of the problems present in musicology research.
- Pearce, Barry. “Improving Musicology Research Methods” (Feb 2019)
This article looks at the problems inherent in the use of iconography in musicology research and how the BSIP database supports a new way of working in the digital age.
- Pearce, Barry. “The Specification of String Instrument String Configurations” version 2 (Dec 2020)
This article describes a compact and concise method of specifying string configurations such as off-board strings, courses, single and sympathetic strings. The specification is database friendly and can easily be searched. This article aims to help move towards a common standard for use in organology and morphology.
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