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:    Tue, 22 Jan 2002 10:38:29 -0600

>From owner-auditory(at)LISTS.MCGILL.CA Mon Jan 21 20:57:46 2002 From: beauchamp james w <j-beauch(at)> To: AUDITORY(at)LISTS.MCGILL.CA Subject: Re: initial transients of musical instruments Comments: To: lerch(at)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 ( 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. Jim Beauchamp j-beauch(at) 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.

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