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Correlating differences in the playing properties of five student model clarinets with physical differences between them

Kowal, Paulina; Sharp, David and Taherzadeh, Shahram (2012). Correlating differences in the playing properties of five student model clarinets with physical differences between them. In: Acoustics 2012, 23-27 April 2012, Nantes, France.

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Abstract

This paper reports work that is part of a larger project concerned with correlating differences in the perceived playing characteristics of musical wind instruments with physical differences between them. Here we focus on five different student model clarinets. Some of the practical difficulties of (i) directly measuring the bore profiles of the clarinets and (ii) measuring their input impedances are discussed. Results are presented which show significant differences in bore profile between the five instruments, leading to clear differences in the frequencies and magnitudes of their resonance peaks. In addition, some initial thoughts regarding playing tests designed to establish clarinetists’ perceptions of the instruments are considered.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors
Extra Information: Joint 11th Congres Francais d'Acoustique and 2012 IOA Annual Meeting,
Nantes, Frances, April 23-27 2012
Conference proceedings:
ISBN: 978-2-919340-01-9
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: eSTEeM
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Item ID: 33616
Depositing User: David Sharp
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 13:35
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2014 13:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/33616
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