>I have heard the view that the part of the plectrum touching the
>string should be shorter than the wave-length, and therefore that the
>contact part of plectra should be shorter for the higher notes.
Hmmm. It would be rather difficult to make a harpsichord that didn't
meet that constraint. Think about it.
Tilman's thought 'observations' about rounded plectra are very
interesting. They are now in the queue for experimental checking with
Speaking of which, some of you may be interested to know that a
presentation with high-speed imaging results for 19th Century piano
actions will be given in Lausanne at Harmoniques - last conference,
The program is always good, as are the concerts and the exhibition.