Sound waves from the instruments of the orchestra were phonophotographed, and by means of the Henrici Harmonic Analyzer the tone quality of each instrument was determined. Three notes covering the range of their registers, were taken of the wind instruments. An intensive series was taken from the string instruments to determine some of the differences in quality due to use of the mute, varied pressure in bowing, differences in fingering, and differences in structure of the instrument.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1933 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Rothschild, Donald A.
"An Analysis of Tone Quality of Orchestral Instruments,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 40(1), 189-189.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol40/iss1/104