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posted: 9/6/2004 at 4:01:43 PM ET
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my son has to describe the timbre of certain instruments for homework we r lost. could some one give my some descriptive words for the harmonica electric guitar, and piano. thank you for your help

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posted: 9/6/2004 at 5:33:30 PM ET
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Timbre is very hard to descibe in words. Everyone knows what each of these instruments sound like, but in words? I feel this is a silly assignment. Harmonica- reedy, airy Electric guitar- twangy. strident, chordal piano- tinkly, hammerlike. Best I can do.

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