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String Sing-Along (Sympathetic Vibration) Is Not the Key to Banjo Sound

Politzer, David (2019) String Sing-Along (Sympathetic Vibration) Is Not the Key to Banjo Sound. , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished) http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190413-171555859

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Abstract

Among instruments that do not sport explicit sympathetic strings, banjos produce particularly strong sympathetic and other secondary sounds arising from interactions among the melody strings. That certainly contributes to the characteristic timbre and is easily demonstrated and explained. However, a sampling-synthesis experiment suggests that it is not an essential feature of what distinguishes banjo sound from other acoustic, plucked instruments.


Item Type:Report or Paper (Working Paper)
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URLURL TypeDescription
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~politzer/turkey/turkey.pdfAuthorDiscussion Paper
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~politzer/turkey/3Gs.mp3Authorhear three G's
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~politzer/turkey/2-measures-natural.mp3Authornormal banjo -- 2 measures natural
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~politzer/turkey/2-measures-damped-synth.mp3Authordamped string synthesis
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~politzer/turkey/2-measures-synth.mp3Authoropen string synthesis
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~politzer/turkey/3Cs.mp3Authorhear the three C's
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~politzer/turkey/5-instruments.mp3Authorhear the five instruments
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~politzer/turkey/ark.mp3Authorsound of the Prust 13" fretless
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Politzer, David0000-0002-4983-6621
Contact Email Address:politzer@theory.caltech.edu
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Deposited By: H. Politzer
Deposited On:17 Apr 2019 22:20
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