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Jul
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comment Why are pianos traditionally tuned “out of tune” at the extremes?
This is a pretty good answer, but I'm not sure about the middle strings being more harmonic than the upper strings.
Jul
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revised Why are pianos traditionally tuned “out of tune” at the extremes?
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Jul
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Jun
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Jun
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revised Software that allows playing in different temperaments
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May
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Feb
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Feb
18
comment What frequencies should the violin and viola be tuned to?
Not really, you avoid open strings as much as possible, playing in higher positions, etc.
Feb
18
comment Violin Pickup that will sound like natural violin?
"which makes them suitable for applications such as violin and classical guitar where no metal is involved" Magnetic pickups would work fine with violin since the strings are ferromagnetic steel. The pickups would be bulky though. "Output buffers ... almost always color the tone of your instrument because they are designed to boost some frequencies and attenuate others in the name of controlling clipping." I think this is the opposite of the problem. Do you have a reference? The reason they have a bad sound is because they have a naturally flat response, while the violin does not.
Feb
18
comment Violin Pickup that will sound like natural violin?
"violin piezo pickup ... but all of them were nasal" Were you using a preamp? Piezo pickups require a very high input impedance preamp, or they will roll-off the low end. The output impedance of a piezo will be something like 1 MΩ at the G string's fundamental, so the input impedance of the preamp should be at least 10 MΩ.
Feb
18
comment What frequencies should the violin and viola be tuned to?
"One may use equal temperament when playing with the piano for example" You do this by adjusting your fingers, not changing the tuning of the strings
Feb
18
asked Loosen strings for long-term storage of violin?
Sep
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Sep
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revised Is there a way to measure the consonance or dissonance of a chord?
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Jun
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May
20
comment Is there anything quantitative/qualitative about tone?
Makes me think of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouba/kiki_effect and that someone should do an experiment like blog.xkcd.com/2010/05/03/color-survey-results
May
18
answered Sound spectrum to notes software
May
18
comment Why does a piano have only one or two strings per note in the bass register, but three for other registers?
What if the strings were made of uranium?
May
18
comment Why does a piano have only one or two strings per note in the bass register, but three for other registers?
I think the amount of air moved by the strings themselves is insignificant. They vibrate the sound board, which moves the air.
May
17
revised Is there a way to measure the consonance or dissonance of a chord?
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