Re: Overtones


Subject: Re: Overtones
From: Jay Smalridge (inadaze@mac.com)
Date: Tue Jun 29 2004 - 09:07:29 EDT


hi,
So would you say that it would be worth looking into what the instruments are made of (and how that material reinforces the various frequencies) in my search for distinguishing musical instruments based on their sound? What makes an instrument unique, I guess, is the shape of it and what it is made of?

Thanks
Jay

On Monday, June 28, 2004, at 03:35PM, Kevin Austin <kevin.austin@videotron.ca> wrote:

>Effectively the instrumental model is:
>
>noise -> filter -> output
>
>The filter is the instrument. (Inherent in the filter are feedback structures.)
>
>When a piano string is struck, it is a wide bandwidth noise that
>travels down the string (very quickly), and the instrument (body etc)
>damps and reinforces various frequencies.
>
>
>
>Best
>
>Kevin
>
>



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