Fletcher, Neville H.
The role of nonlinearity in generating the steady spectrum and· defining the transient behaviour of musical
instruments is discussed. A simple theory for analysing, in the time domain, a multimode inharmonic system
driven by a nonlinear self-excited generator is presented and it is shown that this can lead to a mode-locked
hantlonic regime, a multiphonic regime, or even chaotic oscillation. The theory is applied to discuss the steady
state and transients in bowed-string, woodwind and brass...[Show more]
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