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Acoustical characterization of flute head joints

Fletcher, Neville H.; Strong, W. J.; Silk, R. K.


A method is described for characterizing the acoustical properties of flute head joints by measurement of the quantities Fn = fn/(2n−1), where fn is the frequency of the nth impedance maximum of the head joint as viewed from the end of a short cylindrical tube simulating a part of the flute body and with the embouchure hole completely unobscured. The tube length is chosen to make f1≊170 Hz. It is shown that the pattern of this ’’resonance signature’’ curve Fn in the frequency range fn up to 5...[Show more]

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Date published: 1982
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
DOI: 10.1121/1.387775


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