3rd French conference on acoustics
J. Phys. IV France 04 (1994) C5-589-C5-592
An investigation of musical timbreS.N. MALLOCH and A.M. CAMPBELL
Room 4214, JCMB Physics Department, The King's Buildings, University of Edinburgh, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JZ, U.K.
Musical timbre is a particularly difficult attribute to measure and quantify. However, Pollard and Janson (1982)  have successfully plotted the changing timbre of the starting transient and steady state of a single note. Following on from their work, the changing timbre of an ensemble piece of music is graphed using just two independent parameters, these being derived from Stevens (1971) , Mark VII.
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