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Re: initial transients of musical instruments
>From owner-auditory@LISTS.MCGILL.CA Mon Jan 21 20:57:46 2002
From: beauchamp james w <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: initial transients of musical instruments
Comments: To: lerch@ZPLANE.DE
Someone just asked me how one could obtain the two dissertations I
posted recently. In theory, they should be available at University
Microfilms, now called University Microfilms International. I don't
know what their problem is, but I couldn't find either one at their
website (www.umi.com). I couldn't find my thesis there either!
I guess the next step is to go to the sources, which would be to write
the departments of the universities in question and ask them how to get
a copy of the dissertation.
On Mon Jan 21 20:57:46 2002 I wrote (in part):
> Two doctoral dissertations shed some light on this topic:
> John M. Grey, "An Exploration of Music Timbre", Ph. D. Dissertation,
> Stanford University, Dept. of Music, CCRMA Report No. STAN-M-2 (1975).
> John M. Hajda, "The Effect of Time-Variant Acoustical Properties on
> Orchestral Instrument Timbres", Ph. D. Dissertation, Univ. of California
> Los Angeles, Dept. of Music (1999).
> These works briefly discuss the spectral structure of the attack. A lot
> more work needs to be done to explain the uniqueness of attacks for
> different orchestral instrument families.