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Vocal tract resonances and the sound of the Australian didjeridu (yidaki). III. Determinants of playing quality

Smith, J; Rey, Guillaume; Dickens, Paul; Fletcher, Neville H; Hollenberg, Lloyd; Wolfe, Joe


Traditional didjeridus have a broad range of bore geometries with many details not immediately apparent to a player, and are therefore suitable for examining the relationship between perceived quality and physical properties. Seven experienced players assessed the overall playing quality of 38 didjeridus that spanned a wide range of quality, pitch, and geometry, as well as 11 plastic cylindrical pipes. The ranking of these instruments was correlated with detailed measurements of their acoustic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
DOI: 10.1121/1.2384849


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