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Acoustic and aerodynamic determinants of the sound quality of flutes

Fletcher, Neville H.


A theoretical description of the interaction of a plane jet with an acoustic flow field is presented, along with a discussion of the interaction of this jet with the lip of a tube resonator to produce a self-sustained oscillation. This description is related to the sound production mechanism in flutes of various families, and the factors controlling pitch, overblowing, and harmonic development of the sound are discussed. Performance techniques are also briefly described. Despite...[Show more]

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Date published: 1994
Type: Conference paper


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