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posted: 2/22/2005 at 4:20:37 PM ET
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what is Timbre

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posted: 2/22/2005 at 4:51:33 PM ET
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Went to google and typed in "timbre definition" and got these answers at a site.

Tone color. It's the quality of sound that make one instrument or voice sound different from another. For example, a flute has a different timbre than a clarinet.

How the ear identifies and classifies sound. Example: the timbre of the same note played by two different instruments (flute and tuba) will not be the same.

That attribute of auditory sensation by which a listener discriminates between two sounds of similar loudness and pitch, but of different tonal quality. Timbre depends primarily upon the spectrum of the stimulus, but it also depends upon the waveform, the sound pressure, the frequency location of the spectrum, and the temporal characteristics of the stimulus

The character or quality of a sound that distinguishes one instrument, voice, or other sound source from another.

You couldn't have done this yourself?

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posted: 2/22/2005 at 5:16:07 PM ET
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Maintube, gotta agree with you on this one. It was good of you to take the time to write all that information.

Another idea, is just go to Barnes & Noble, Borders or any other good bookstore, go to the music section, they have music dictionaries, in all most all the stores, and it's a good way to pass the time and it's fun thumbing through.

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