Re: multi-pitches of quasi-periodic musical tone (Martin Braun )

Subject: Re: multi-pitches of quasi-periodic musical tone
From:    Martin Braun  <nombraun(at)TELIA.COM>
Date:    Wed, 4 Jun 2003 15:55:57 +0200

Chen-gia TSAI wrote: > An example of Chinese flute music with multi-pitches is at > The transcription is at Thanks, Chen. This is interesting material. It shows very nicely the unique musical and acoustical characteristics of this highly sophisticated flute. By the way, the spectral features are not so much a question of register, but depend mostly on the applied blowing technique of the artist. This becomes obvious in the Eb of the first line and the F-Eb-F in the second line. As to the question of multiple pitches in one sound, I do not hear any. I hear always one F0 pitch, and sometimes additional high-frequency components. I tried to find out if these were caused by single partials or by partial combinations. This turned out to be impossible, though, because of the (non-octave-related !!) Cent scaling on the y-axis of the sonograms. Could you perhaps add here a frequency scale in octaves (500, 1000, 2000 Hz, etc.)? After that I would try again. Martin ------------------------------------------- Martin Braun Neuroscience of Music S-671 95 Klassbol Sweden e-mail: nombraun(at) web site:

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