Numéro
J. Phys. IV France
Volume 04, Numéro C5, Mai 1994
3ème Congrés français d'acoustique
3rd French conference on acoustics
Page(s) C5-589 - C5-592
DOI https://doi.org/10.1051/jp4:19945125
3ème Congrés français d'acoustique
3rd French conference on acoustics

J. Phys. IV France 04 (1994) C5-589-C5-592

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19945125

An investigation of musical timbre

S.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.


Abstract
Musical timbre is a particularly difficult attribute to measure and quantify. However, Pollard and Janson (1982) [3] 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) [4], Mark VII.



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