Re: The word timbre: origins


Subject: Re: The word timbre: origins
From: Rob Stone (r.stone@gold.ac.uk)
Date: Tue Sep 28 2004 - 15:43:22 EDT


Going back to OED, there is the idea of 'timbreless' - ie having no distinctive
quality - so is timbre ANY distinctive quality?

r

Quoting Prof Malone <dmalone@roosevelt.edu>:

> on 9.28.04 2:56 PM, John Kamevaar at john.kamevaar@sympatico.ca wrote:
>
> >> a helmet or
> >> skull cap, a heraldic crest, etc.).
> i like this one
> timbre is like the hat a sound wears
> >>
> >>[as distinct from its pitch
> >> or intensity]'
> i would think as distinct from other sounds (hats)
> as pitch is a facet of timbre
> --
> happy tunes
> don malone
>
> it takes all of us
>
>
>

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