Re: initial transients of musical instruments (beauchamp james w )

Subject: Re: initial transients of musical instruments
From:    beauchamp james w  <j-beauch(at)UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU>
Date:    Mon, 21 Jan 2002 20:25:02 -0600

Alexander Lerch wrote: > I am looking for references or links to publications about the > intial transients of musical instruments. I'm particularly > interested in woodwind and string instruments. 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. Jim Beauchamp j-beauch(at)

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