timbre words ("R. Parncutt" )

Subject: timbre words
From:    "R. Parncutt"  <psa03(at)CC.KEELE.AC.UK>
Date:    Sat, 21 Dec 1996 13:18:14 +0000

Has anyone ever carefully/systematically asked orchestral musicians to describe the sound of their own instrument or other instruments (open-ended questionnaire or interview, standard qualititative procedure) to find what words they use spontaneously to describe timbres? _____________________________________________________________________ Richard Parncutt, Lecturer in Psychology of Music and Psychoacoustics, Unit for the Study of Musical Skill and Development, Keele University. Post: Dept of Psychology, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, GB. Tel: 01782 583392. Email: r.parncutt(at)keele.ac.uk. Fax: 44 1782 583387.

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