Tuning, Timbre, Spectrum, Scale

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 426 pages
Table2. 2. Each note consists of three partials. If the sequence is played ascending, then the ?rst virtual pitch tends to be perceived, whereas if played descending, the second, lower virtual pitch tends to be heard. Only one virtual pitch is audible at a time. This can be heard in sound examples [S: 6] and [S: 7]. Note First Second Third Virtual Pitch Virtual Pitch partial partial partial ascending descending 1 600 800 1000 200. 0 158. 9 2 620 820 1020 205. 2 163. 0 3 640 840 1040 210. 4 167. 1 4 660 860 1060 215. 6 171. 2 5 680 880 1080 220. 9 175. 3 6 700 900 1100 226. 1 179. 4 7 720 920 1120 231. 3 183. 6 8 740 940 1140 236. 6 187. 7 9 760 960 1160 241. 8 191. 8 10 780 980 1180 247. 0 195. 9 11 800 1000 1200 252. 2 200. 0 Pitch and virtual pitch are properties of a single sound. For instance, a chord played by the violin, viola, and cello of a string quartet is not usually thoughtofashavingapitch;rather,pitchisassociatedwitheachinstrumental tone separately. Thus, determining the pitch or pitches of a complex sound source requires that it ?rst be partitioned into separate perceptual entities. Only when a cluster of partials fuse into a single sound can it be assigned a pitch. When listening analytically, for instance, there may be more “notes” presentthaninthesamesoundwhenlisteningholistically.
 

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Contents

The Science of Sound
11
Sound on Sound
39
Musical Scales
51
Consonance and Dissonance of Harmonic Sounds
77
Related Spectra and Scales
97
A Bell A Rock A Crystal
131
Adaptive Tunings 155
154
A Wing An Anomaly A Recollection
179
Classical Music of Thailand and 7tet
303
Speculation Correlation Interpretation Conclusion
317
How to use and interpret the FFT
333
Why the simple time
355
A measure of harmonicity 371
375
Bibliography
381
Discography
395
Video Examples on the CDROM
411

The Gamelan
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