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Beyond questions of harmonic strength, there are also questions of pitched stability. Some synthesized "percussion" instruments are almost pure sine waves, but come across as unpitched because their pitch is constantly changing. Even a 10ms snippet of a 1000-2000Hz tone can be perceived as pitched if its frequency is constant for the entire ...


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A drum is usually considered a non-pitched instrument because it produces a weak fundamental frequency, produces inharmonic overtones, and the pitches it does produce are unrelated to the rest of the ensemble. Certain drums can take on more pitch-like qualities by modifying some of these parameters. A plucked string, for example, has a very strong ...


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The answer depends entirely on the frequencies present in both kick and bass. It's most usual to have a low kick and to high-pass filter the bass above this - you actually won't notice the lack of fundamental frequencies on the bass in the mix - it will bother you if you solo the track, but the audience will never hear it that way. Sidechain compression is ...


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I was wondering the same thing a while ago. So I am adding some recommendations for people searching this type of music -Steve Reich- He does various types of "experimental, minimal" music, but anything titled "Drumming" is percussion only -John Cage Percussion works -Xenakis- Percussion works


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The numbers are normally referred to the degree of the key in which it's tuned (usually, in C): 1 is the tonic (C), 2 the supertonic (D), etc. The dots indicate if the note is an octave above or below the reference. In the case above, assuming it's tuned in C, clockwise starting from the left most: 2: D 5: G 1̊ : C (octave above) 5̥ : G (octave below) 6: A ...


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