Re: Overtones


Subject: Re: Overtones
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Tue Jun 29 2004 - 10:34:20 EDT


Try starting here:

http://www.sil.org/lingualinks/anthropology/ExpnddEthnmsclgyCtgrCltrlMtrls/MusicalInstrumentsSubcategorie.htm

Best

Kevin

At 6:07 AM -0700 6/29/04, Jay Smalridge wrote:
>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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